Horse (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Horse (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Juliet Clutton-Brock

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Overview

Did you know that horses used to have four toes? Or that a Zedonk is a cross between a zebra and a donkey? Discover these tidbits and more interesting facts and history about equines in DK Eyewitness Books: Horse.

From pulling wagons and farm equipment to racing and jumping in professional sports, horses and humans have worked together for over 6,000 years. Delve into the history and modern-day knowledge of our most helpful animals. Find out about the three different types of bits used to guide a horse's head and the fastest recorded speed a horse has run. Learn the major horse breeds from around the world and the many different sizes and colors they come in.

Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. On every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Awards:

8-time National Council for the Social Studies Award Winner

4-time Society for School Librarians International Social Studies Trade Book Award Winner

2-time Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award Winner

A Parents' Choice Award Winner

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465451743
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 200,103
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Juliet Clutton-Brock (1933–2015) was the managing editor at the Zoological Society of London's journal and a research associate of the Natural History Museum. Dr. Clutton-Brock was the author of the award-winning Horse, Cat, and Animals as Domesticates: A World View Through History. She was also a contributor to DK's Animal.

Table of Contents

Be an eyewitness to the fascinating world of horses and ponies - from their origins and breeds to their role in human history.

Find out

how shoeing horses has been carried out for hundreds of years

See

a circus horse performing a trick

Discover

why a zebra has stripes

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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.