The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

by Susanna Forrest

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802126511
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 552,333
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Susanna Forrest lives in Berlin where she works as a writer and editor. She studied social anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix

Introduction 3

Evolution - An Onion Can Turn into a Lily 7

Domestication - A Tooth, a Grave and Mare's Milk 13

Wildness - A Swift and Savage Breed 19

Culture - Horses Strangely Wise 81

Power - Hay is Biofuel 149

Meat - Americans Don't Eat Horses 211

Wealth - Knight Dreams and Heavenly Horses 255

War - Are Horses Warriors? 309

Afterword 369

Acknowledgements 371

Bibliography 373

Index 401

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