The Nature of Horses

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Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474603203

Category: Science

Page: 256

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What makes a winning racehorse? How intelligent are horses? What are horses trying to tell us when they stamp their hooves and snort? Do horses talk to each other? The horse, long a symbol of beauty and athletic prowess, has made and lost fortunes and transformed human history and culture, and yet has retained mysteries that baffle even those who work with them every day. There has recently been an explosion of scientific research on the horse. In this book Stephen Budiansky brings the insights of modern science to a wider audience of horse enthusiasts and animal-lovers.

The Nature of Gold

An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush

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Author: Kathryn Morse

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295989874

Category: History

Page: 304

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In 1896, a small group of prospectors discovered a stunningly rich pocket of gold at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, and in the following two years thousands of individuals traveled to the area, hoping to find wealth in a rugged and challenging setting. Ever since that time, the Klondike Gold Rush - especially as portrayed in photographs of long lines of gold seekers marching up Chilkoot Pass - has had a hold on the popular imagination. In this first environmental history of the gold rush, Kathryn Morse describes how the miners got to the Klondike, the mining technologies they employed, and the complex networks by which they obtained food, clothing, and tools. She looks at the political and economic debates surrounding the valuation of gold and the emerging industrial economy that exploited its extraction in Alaska, and explores the ways in which a web of connections among America�s transportation, supply, and marketing industries linked miners to other industrial and agricultural laborers across the country. The profound economic and cultural transformations that supported the Alaska-Yukon gold rush ultimately reverberate to modern times. The story Morse tells is often narrated through the diaries and letters of the miners themselves. The daunting challenges of traveling, working, and surviving in the raw wilderness are illustrated not only by the miners� compelling accounts but by newspaper reports and advertisements. Seattle played a key role as �gateway to the Klondike.� A public relations campaign lured potential miners to the West and local businesses seized the opportunity to make large profits while thousands of gold seekers streamed through Seattle. The drama of the miners� journeys north, their trials along the gold creeks, and their encounters with an extreme climate will appeal not only to scholars of the western environment and of late-19th-century industrialism, but to readers interested in reliving the vivid adventure of the West�s last great gold rush.

The Nature of Gold

An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush

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Author: Kathryn Taylor Morse

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295983295

Category: History

Page: 290

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"In this first environmental history of the gold rush, Kathryn Morse describes how the miners got to the Klondike, the mining technologies they employed, and the complex networks by which they obtained food, clothing, and tools. She looks at the political and economic debates surrounding the valuation of gold and the emerging industrial economy that exploited its extraction in Alaska, and explores the ways in which a web of connections among America's transportation, supply, and marketing industries linked miners to other industrial and agricultural laborers across the country. The profound economic and cultural transformations that supported the Alaska-Yukon gold rush ultimately reverberate to modern times." "The story Morse tells is often narrated through the diaries and letters of the miners themselves. The daunting challenges of traveling, working, and surviving in the raw wilderness are illustrated not only by the miners' compelling accounts but by newspaper reports and --

The Nature of Paleolithic Art

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Author: R. Dale Guthrie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226311265

Category: Nature

Page: 507

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A richly illustrated study provides the most comprehensive representation of Paleolithic art ever published and offers a radical new way of interpreting the art and artifacts of these prehistoric cultures.

Of Life and Horses

The Nature of the Horse

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Author: Ann Nyberg Bradley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781419641077

Category: Nature

Page: 148

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Of Life and Horses is more than a primer on equine behavior. It is a comprehensive look into understanding the nature of horses and attaining harmony with these magnificent beings. As much as society tends to describe horses with one definition, the truth is that each horse, like each human, is individual. Those of us who desire to understand horses and develop personal relationships with them - the kind of harmony that is sustainable and satisfying - must learn to understand equine nature. Author Ann Bradley approaches this subject with one strong purpose: that readers find harmony and unity with their equine companions. So much of how we approach a horse is based on our observations. The more we observe. . . and understand. . . the more successful that relationship will be. Despite the perception, each horse has its particular intellect and complexity of character. How do horses see their world - literally as well as figuratively? What makes them do the things they do? How can we develop a means of communication with an animal so different in nature from ourselves? These questions and so many more are addressed in Of Life and Horses.

The Nature of the Outer Banks

Environmental Processes, Field Sites, and Development Issues, Corolla to Ocracoke

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Author: Dirk Frankenberg

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807872377

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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North Carolina's Outer Banks are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and the rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the wind; and storms open new inlets and dump sand in channels and sounds. A classic guide, The Nature of the Outer Banks describes these dynamic forces and guides visitors to sites where they can see these phenomena in action. In the first section of the book, Dirk Frankenberg highlights three major processes on the Outer Banks: the rising sea level, movement of sand by wind and water, and stabilization of sand by plant life. In the second section, he provides a mile-by-mile field guide to the northern Banks, and in the final section, he alerts readers to the dangers of overdevelopment on the Outer Banks. In a new foreword for this edition, Betsy Bennett documents the ever-more-critical situation of these shifting sands. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

The Nature of Meaningfulness

Representing, Powers, and Meaning

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Author: Robert K. Shope

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847692873

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Shope presents a unified perspective on meaningfulness, spanning such varied topics as the meaningfulness of linguistic expressions and conventional signs, Freud's conception of the meaningfulness of various mental phenomena and instances of behavior, a person's meaning to do something, meaning in the arts, and even life's having a meaning. Shope's perspective is based upon a 'constitutive' analysis of what it is for one item to represent another. Criticizing the views of philosophers who attempt to analyze such representing in causal terms, or merely in epistemological terms, he shows that a successful analysis needs to invoke both types of considerations.

The Nature of Shamanism

Substance and Function of a Religious Metaphor

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Author: Michael Ripinsky-Naxon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791413869

Category: Religion

Page: 289

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Ripinsky-Naxon explores the core and essence of shamanism by looking at its ritual, mythology, symbolism, and the dynamics of its cultural process. In dealing with the basic elements of shamanism, the author discusses the shamanistic experience and enlightenment, the inner personal crisis, and the many aspects entailed in the role of the shaman.

The Nature of Monsters

A Novel

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Author: Clare Clark

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547542768

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A pregnant teenager discovers her employer’s sinister secrets in an eighteenth-century London that “feels alive and intense, magnificently raw” (The New York Times Book Review). 1666: The Great Fire of London sweeps through the streets and a heavily pregnant woman flees the flames. A few months later she gives birth to a child disfigured by a red birthmark. 1718: Sixteen-year-old Eliza Tally sees the gleaming dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral rising above a rebuilt city. She arrives as an apothecary’s maid, a position hastily arranged to shield the father of her unborn child from scandal. But why is the apothecary so eager to welcome her when he already has a maid, a half-wit named Mary? Why is Eliza never allowed to look her veiled master in the face or go into the study where he pursues his experiments? It is only on her visits to the Huguenot bookseller who supplies her master’s scientific tomes that she realizes the nature of his obsession. And she knows she has to act to save not just the child but Mary and herself. This ebook includes a sample chapter of Beautiful Lies.

The Nature of Mathematics

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Author: Karl J. Smith

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534368906

Category: Mathematics

Page: 995

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Since the First Edition of Smith's text was published, thousands of liberal arts students have "experienced" mathematics rather than just "doing problems" with the help of this book. Smith's student-friendly writing style gives readers the confidence and ability to function mathematically in our technological world. Smith emphasizes problem solving and estimation, and new problems are coupled with numerous in-text study aids, encouraging students to become involved with the concepts. The Ninth Edition goes a step beyond to help students master mathematics rather than just get the right answer.

A Dictionary of the Veterinary Art

Containing All the Modern Improvements, and Including So Much of Comparative Anatomy, Physiology, Materia Medica, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Natural History, &c. &c. as is Connected with the Subject ...

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Author: Thomas Boardman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Veterinary medicine

Page: 864

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The Hearts of Horses

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Author: Molly Gloss

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330515020

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss's doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war in Europe, and he glimpses beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but determined girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistable tale of Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. Along the way, Martha helps a German family, ostracised by the community, to save their horses, gentles another horse for a dying man - a last gift to his young son - and gradually earns the respect and admiration of her new neighbours. With elegant sweetness and a pitch-perfect sense of western life, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable a story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

A New Treatise On The Diseases Of Horses

Wherein what is Necessary to the Knowledge of a Horse, The Cure of His Diseases, and Other Matters Relating to that Subject, are Fully Discussed, in a Plain an Deasy Manner, from Many Years Practice and Experience. With the Cheapest and Most Efficacious Remedies

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Author: William Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horses

Page: 428

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Gallantry and Discipline

The 12th Light Dragoons at War with Wellington

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Author: Andrew Bamford

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848327439

Category: History

Page: 256

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The 12th Light Dragoons served throughout Wellington's campaigns in the Peninsula, most notably at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812, and later at Waterloo where they suffered heavy casualties supporting the Union Brigade's famous charge. The principal source for this book are the papers of Sir James Steaurt _ Colonel of the regiment for almost all of the period in question _ supplemented by other regimental records, Horse Guards paperwork, and letters and memoirs, allowing both an official understanding of events, and several threads of human interest which develop through the narrative.??The book is divided into two halves, first providing an overview of the regiment and the role of Steuart as Colonel, before moving onto an account of the regiment on home service during the early years of the Napoleonic Wars and then on active service in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo. This concludes with a discussion of the lessons learnt during the war, as particularly exemplified by the 12th being one of the regiments selected for conversion to lancers in the aftermath of Waterloo.

The Works

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Author: Jonathan Swift

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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