Greyhounds

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Overview

Few dogs are as emotionally engaging or physically elegant as the greyhound. None are as swift. Its unmatched fleetness is key to the breed?s longtime survival. Bred to hunt, the greyhound has a lineage extending back 8,000 years. Throughout their history, greyhounds have been the companions of kings and an inspiration to writers and artists alike.

Today hundreds of young and healthy purebred greyhounds that do not make the grade on U.S. racetracks are in need of adoptive homes....

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Overview

Few dogs are as emotionally engaging or physically elegant as the greyhound. None are as swift. Its unmatched fleetness is key to the breed’s longtime survival. Bred to hunt, the greyhound has a lineage extending back 8,000 years. Throughout their history, greyhounds have been the companions of kings and an inspiration to writers and artists alike.

Today hundreds of young and healthy purebred greyhounds that do not make the grade on U.S. racetracks are in need of adoptive homes. Through the efforts of hundreds of greyhound-adoption groups, more than 20,000 former racing dogs are adopted into loving homes each year. With greater exposure of the breed, and greater awareness of their plight, all of these dogs can be placed after their tenure on the track and the breeding farms is over.

The otherworldly beauty, quiet grace, and loving disposition of the retired racing greyhound were Barbara Karant’s inspiration for Greyhounds. By photographing her subjects against a pristine white background, she captures the dogs’ indomitable spirit—their spunk, humor, mystery, and charm. Karant’s gloriously expressive pictures, along with evocative texts by Alice Sebold and other writers, make this book a wonderful gift for anyone who has ever shared his or her life with a dog.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584797357
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 487,350
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Photographer Barbara Karant is nationally known in the design, art, and architecture communities. Her dog photographs stem from her devotion to greyhounds, whose cause she champions as president of the rescue group Greyhounds Only. Karant lives in Chicago.

Alan Lightman is the author of Einstein’s Dreams and a professor of physics at MIT. Alice Sebold is the bestselling author of the novels The Lovely Bones and Almost Moon. Yvonne Zipter is the author of acclaimed poetry and essay collections. Neko Case is an alternative country singer/songwriter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    Captures the heart and soul of these great dogs

    What an amazing collection of photos!! I have a greyhound and Barbara Karant has really captured the beauty, the soul and the goofiness of these fine creatures. If you have a greyhound you must get this book. Not only are the photos beautiful, but the quotes and forward (by Alice Sebold) and afterward (by Neko Case) are further testimonials to this breed. And you don't have to actually have a greyhound to appreciate this book. The photography is really remarkable, it makes a fine addition to anyone's library.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    Greyhounds by Barbara Karant

    Although I am a greyhound owner and lover, I would recommend this beautiful book to anyone who appreciates superb photography and inspirational narrative.

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  • Posted June 25, 2009

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    Beautiful Pictures

    This book is a collection of quotes and pictures of greyhounds. In the beginning and end there is a bit of information but the point of the book is the beautiful pictures of the dogs with quotes that relate to them. If you are really into these dogs and would get enjoyment in looking at the pictures over and over again then you should buy the book. These pictures are really wonderful. If you're looking for a book about greyhounds then this is not the book for you.

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    Posted November 28, 2008

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