A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.
Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Provides information on the history, colors, size, characteristics, and uses of more than a hundred breeds and describes the standard practices of horse breeding
Author: Jane Kidd
Publisher: Hp Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book is particularly interesting for both horse breeders and molecular geneticists. Equids (horses and asses) have a particular place in the human culture and history. There are strong arguments for conservation of rare, endangered horse breeds and populations, however the maintenance of native breeds does not result in profitable business.Some populations and namely rare horse breeds need to be re-evaluated yet, others need to be saved from extinction very urgently. Enlisting the aid of modern science gives us many tools for reaching decisions to realize the preservation of different rare populations and not to use solely pedigrees, conformation and historical data. The molecular genetic approach and the phenotypic estimation of the values of different breeds is more and more useful. Hence, it was the right time for Horse Commission of EAAP together with Rare Breeds International (RBI) to perform a session devoted to the topic of progress in molecular genetics of horses. This book summarizes the papers on molecular genetic description of horse breeds and some aspects of evolution of horse species.
Author: Imre Bodó,Lawrence Alderson,Bertrand Langlois
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.
Author: Judith Dutson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition imparts students with the basic understanding of horses necessary to be successful in equine care and management. Richly illustrated in full color, the book uses a logical, easy-to-follow outline to make both learning and lesson planning simple, while addressing essential topics like care and feeding, training, development and reproduction, illness, inheritance, and the history of horses. Bursting with helpful features, EQUINE SCIENCE, 4th Edition piques student interest with detailed graphics and photos, as well as informational sidebars, website references, and end-of chapter activities that test their knowledge of the material. Future equine professionals will especially appreciate the glossary of terms at the end of the text, as well as the appendix, which includes useful conversion factors and worksheets and provides contact information for professional organizations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Rick Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. Many have been left with only fragments of their family histories: a story of survival passed on by a grandparent who made it through the cataclysm or, if lucky, an old photograph of a distant, silent, ancestor. By contrast the Dildilian family chose to speak. Two generations gave voice to their experience in lengthy written memoirs, in diaries and letters, and most unusually in photographs and drawings. Their descendant Armen T. Marsoobian uses all these resources to tell their story and, in doing so, brings to life the pivotal and often violent moments in Armenian and Ottoman history from the massacres of the late nineteenth century to the final expulsions in the 1920s during the Turkish War of Independence. Unlike most Armenians, the Dildilians were allowed to convert to Islam and stayed behind while their friends, colleagues and other family members perished in the death marches of 1915-1916. Their remarkable story is one of survival against the overwhelming odds and survival in the face of peril.
Author: Armen T. Marsoobian
Examines the history of the horse from prehistoric times to early domestication, discusses the development of breeds in various regions of the world, and describes modern breeds and their uses.
Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
This is the first in-depth historical study of Byzantine Cappadocia. The authors draw on extensive textual and archaeological materials to examine the nature and place of Cappadocia in the Byzantine Empire from the fourth through eleventh centuries.
Author: Eric. Cooper,Michael J. Decker
Author: Elise Rousseau,Yann Le Bris
Was ist ein Kaltblut? Wie schnell kann ein Pferd galoppieren? Wozu braucht man en Stockmaß? Pixi Wissen bringt Sachthemen für Grundschulkinder auf den Punkt. Sie sind klein, sie sind praktisch und sie stecken voller Sachwissen: Pixi Wissen, die neuen Mini-Sachbücher von Carlsen. Kurze, informative Texte vermitteln zusammen mit zahlreichen hochwertigen Bildern Einblicke und Überblicke. Infokästen, Quizfragen und interessante Fakten lockern die Seiten auf. Ganz einfach erfahren Grundschüler mehr über ihre Lieblingsthemen, das Lesen wird zum Vergnügen. Fachleute und Pädagogen prüfen jeden Pixi Wissen-Band. Pixi Wissen - zum Sammeln, zum Mitnehmen, zum Lernen Einfach gut erklärt.
Author: Hanna Sörensen
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Harold B. Barclay
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
This book is a must-have for any Bollywood fan today. It comprises the brief biographies of all famous actors of Hindi cinema who became legends in their own right and helped it chug along. You can find very old and new names in this book. Amitabh Bachchan, of course, is there; so are Dilip Kumar, Mukri, Jeetendra, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan and other actors of that era. From the new era, you can see the names and details of John Abraham, Arbaz Khan, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aamir Khan and many others who are helping Bollywood surge ahead on the global entertainment canvas. The total number of actors covered in the book is 172. The author, Renu Saran, has worked very hard to collect vital data about actors. She deserves all encomium for doing a fine job. There is Bollywood in every Indian heart. This book would take you to the deepest realm of Bollywood. It would enthrall you to the core. All actors would stand before you and beckon you. Finally, after reading its last page, you would salute the tinsel world—the world of cinema!
Author: Renu Saran
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd