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 Horses

Their Evolution, Intelligence and Behaviour

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Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780753801123

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 244

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What does it mean to be a horse? The definitive and bestselling book explaining the mysteries of the horse using insights of modern science. 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 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.

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 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 --

Of the Nature of Things

In Six Books

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Author: Titus Lucretius Carus,Thomas Creech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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“Das” Pferd

30.000 Jahre Pferde in der Kunst

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Author: Tam Pickeral,Petra Trinkaus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832177942

Category:

Page: 287

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Dark Horses and Black Beauties: Animals, Women, a Passion

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Author: Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345335

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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"Thought-provoking.... A lovely testament to horses and women from all walks of life."—Karen Stone, Chicago Tribune In a phenomenon too prevalent to be mere chance, little girls all over the Western world wake one day to find themselves completely taken over by the love of all things equine. Melissa Holbrook Pierson was one of those horse-crazy girls who later returned to riding with a new appreciation for the nature of horses. Melding memoir, sociology, history, anecdote, and a bit of prose poetry, Dark Horses and Black Beauties delves beneath the shallow hypotheses explaining women's connection to horses to look at how this communication with another animal opens us up to a new apprehension of the larger "natural" world. "A fearless book: unflinching, honest, and kind."—Village Voice "The play of her mind...is subtle and quick; coltish, one wants to say, and one would be right."—The New York Times, Richard Bernstein "So beautifully written that it instantly captivates."—Newark Star-Ledger "She muses to deep and lyrical effect in her new collection of slender and delicate essays on horses and women."—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times "A meditation intended to dispel those tiresome Freudian theories aimed at the universal fascination women seem to have with horses."—The New York Times Book Review, Jillian Dunham "A fearless book: unflinching, earnest, and kind."—Village Voice, Emily Jenkins "This is a poignant, charming, and realistic book."—Maxine Kumin "Whoever likes animals will love this book, and better yet, whoever seeks to fathom the mysterious relationships between ourselves and other species will be transported."—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs "As passionate as it is informative....Rich in history, romance, and charm, Pierson's devotion to horses is always engaging, and most of all, moving."—Brenda Peterson, co-editor of Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals "Pierson's...writing...is well suited to her subject, containing bits of breathless enthusiasm one moment and peaceful contemplation the next."—Publishers Weekly

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

Honest Horses

Wild Horses in the Great Basin

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Author: Paula Morin

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176735

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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"The current situation of the mustangs as vigorous competitors for the scanty resources of the West's drought-parched rangelands has put them at the center of passionate controversies about their purpose, place, and future on the open range. Photographer/oral historian Paula Morin has interviewed sixty-two people who know these horses best: ranchers, horse breeders and trainers, Native Americans, veterinarians, wild horse advocates, mustangers, range scientists, cowboy poets, western historians, wildlife experts, animal behaviorists, and agents of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The result is the most comprehensive, impartial examination yet of the history and impact of wild mustangs in the Great Basin."--BOOK JACKET.

On the Nature of Limbs

A Discourse Delivered on Friday, February 9, at an Evening Meeting of the Royal Institution of Great Britain

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Author: Richard Owen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Extremities (Anatomy)

Page: 119

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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 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 Shamanism

Substance and Function of a Religious Metaphor

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Author: Michael Ripinsky-Naxon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791413869

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

Equus Lost?

How We Misunderstand the Nature of the Horse-Human Relationship--Plus Brave New Ideas for the Future

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Author: Francesco De Giorgio,Jose De Giorgio-Schoorl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570767982

Category: Medical

Page: 112

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"Equus Lost takes the reader into a dimension with horses where relationships are free of any tension, no leadership, dominance, or other control assumptions. It convincingly shows a way forward for 'being' with horses. This new paradigm leaves behind dominance and acknowledges that a horse when allowed, possesses a balanced mind that is curious and driven by his own inner motivation to explore and understand the world around him, including his relationship with humans." ; Provided by publisher.

The World According to Horses

How They Run, See, and Think

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Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9780805060546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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How horses experience the world-and how we know it. "People have been training and riding horses for thousands of years without the help of science. But how much richer and deeper can our appreciation of these wonderful animals be if we do understand some of the 'whys' about them." What do horses mean when they neigh, nicker, and snort? When a horse refuses to jump a fence, what is it seeing? How can a horse's bones tell us whether people rode it or ate it? In clear, engaging prose, Stephen Budiansky takes us inside the world as horses experience it and explains how we came to these insights. A horse lover's treat and a great introduction to science in one exciting read, illustrated with ten black and white photographs and ten line drawings. Stephen Budiansky, owner of a horse farm and author of a highly successful adult horse book, The Nature of Horses, combines his fascination with horses with his passion for scientific discovery to give young readers the perfect bridge from loving horses to appreciating science.

Denn Pferde lügen nicht

Neue Wege zu einer vertrauten Mensch-Pferd-Beziehung

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Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440138690

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Der so oft propagierten „Dominanz“ gegenüber dem Pferd setzt Mark Rashid das Prinzip des „sanften Führers“ entgegen. Ihm schließen sich die Pferde freiwillig an, weil sie seinen Fähigkeiten vertrauen und sich in seiner Gegenwart wohl fühlen. Wie man diese erstrebenswerte Position einnehmen kann, zeigt Mark Rashid anhand vieler konkreter Fallbeispiele.

Equine Anemia

An Account of a Recent Inquiry Into the Nature and Cause of an Obscure and Fatal Disease Among Horses in Eastern Nevada

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Author: Winfred B. Mack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Equine infectious anemia

Page: 96

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