Cowboy (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating lives of cowboys from around the world. Real-life photographs of horses and cattle and branding irons and lariats offer a unique view of life on the range.

Text and photographs trace the history and lore of cowboys around the globe.

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Overview

Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating lives of cowboys from around the world. Real-life photographs of horses and cattle and branding irons and lariats offer a unique view of life on the range.

Text and photographs trace the history and lore of cowboys around the globe.

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Gr 3 Up-This vivid series entry is packed with information and copious illustrations that readers will want to pore over. Murdoch includes a history of cowboys; their preferred horses, saddles, and dress; cattle; and the mystique of the life style. Cowboy also acquaints readers with the gardians of the Camargue in France, South American gauchos, Spanish charros of early Mexico, the ``ringers'' of the Australian outback, along with the traditional cowboy and cowgirl of the wild American West. Detailed, captioned photographs of artifacts, weapons, and modern equipment used all over the world are taken from museums, private collections, and ranches. This offering is a rich addition to the nonfiction shelves; its brimming but never overly busy pages will fascinate youngsters.-Julie Halverstadt, Douglas Public Library District, Castle Rock, CO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789458544
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 371,089
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.14 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a cowboy? 6
Charros and vaqueros 8
The best horses 12
Saddles--old and new 14
Saddling a horse 16
North American cowboy 18
Hats and more hats 20
Dressing a cowboy 22
Boots and spurs 24
Chaps in "chaps" 26
Life on a ranch 28
Cattle and branding 30
Cutting cattle out of a herd 32
Home on the range 36
On the trail drive 38
Law and order 42
Guns and gunslingers 44
Six gun 46
The South American gaucho 48
Camargue Gardians 52
Cowboys down under 56
Cowgirls 58
Cowboy culture 60
Rodeo thrills and spills 62
Index 64
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