In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture

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In Praise of Famous Horses: An A-Z of the Most Celebrated in History and Culture

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Author :   Sean Magee
Publisher :   Orion Publishing Co
Published :   01/10/2020
ISBN :   9780304365395
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   x, 246
Size (mm) :   218x140x28
Weight (g) :   380

Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the... Read more

Horses is an A-Z companion to perhaps the most loved of all domesticated animals. The book's entries include a wealth of unexpected, fascinating and serendipitous information, from horse-slang phrases to horses in British pub signs, and from the horse in advertising to the horse as a food item. Themes such as the horse in warfare and the horse in folklore abound.
These features add up to a richly satisfying accumulation of information about the horse's role in human culture and society over two millennia. Horses will not only be a helpful reference source and congenial bedside book for those who work with or enjoy horses, but also a satisfying and browsable companion for the inquisitive general reader.