Illustrated Horsewatching

Morris Desmond

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Ebury Press
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2000
Edition: Reprint

Description: 144 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: How intelligent are horses? Why do they toss their heads, and what makes them paw the ground? Why do they swish their tails, and what makes them flare their nostrils? In Illustrated Horsewatching Desmond Morris gets out to answer these and numerous other questions of consuming interest to horse-lovers. As a zoologist and a lifelong student of animal behaviour, Desond Morris approaches the horse world in an unusual way, dealing with topics often ignored in the equine literature. In addition to examining the details of horse behaviour he answers a wealth of fascinating cultural and sociological questions, such as why horseshoes bring good luck, why we (at least in this country) don't eat horses, why jockeys are allowed to whip their mounts, and why we call a bad dream a nightmare. Desmond Morris even applies his zoological mind, and his superb writing skills, to the all-important question why some horses run faster than others.

ISBN: 9780091877842

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