Horse (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Horse (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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by Juliet Clutton-Brock
     
 

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Full-color photos. This closeup look at the evolution and behavior of horses, zebras, ponies, mules, and more examines their importance to humans throughout history, and includes photos of all major domestic breeds. "Browsers will find this smorgasbord of equine facts fascinating."—Booklist.  See more details below

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Full-color photos. This closeup look at the evolution and behavior of horses, zebras, ponies, mules, and more examines their importance to humans throughout history, and includes photos of all major domestic breeds. "Browsers will find this smorgasbord of equine facts fascinating."—Booklist.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
The well-known "Eyewitness" series offers nonfiction volumes centered on one subject. Each is spectacular in both photography and authentic, accurate information. Horse, one of the titles, is recommended for ages ten and up, but a younger reader will certainly enjoy the photographs and can glean some information. Other titles in the series include Costume, Film, and Boat.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- Browsers will find this smorgasbord of equine facts fascinating. Each double-page spread contains a brief theme paragraph that describes the topic, along with captioned photos of horses, reproductions of the animal found in art and artifacts, and related equestrian gear. Subjects include history, anatomy, physiology, breeds, colors, and uses of horses, asses, mules, and zebras. In the hodgepodge of captions, a few errors surfaced: a spur is identified as a stirrup, a gelding described as a mare, a running martingale as a curb rein, a Kimberwicke bit as a bridoon, and a piaffe as a flying lead change. The British origin won't bother U. S. readers, as the information represents horses around the world. --Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Public Library , NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789457738
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Horse 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is informative if you want to know more about horses in the past. It had no necessary information about horses and I thought it would be more about care, not history. It was boring and I would not recommend buying this book.