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Horses (Smithsonian Handbooks)by Elwyn Hartley Edwards
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The clearest recognition guides available The Smithsonian Handbook of Horses is packed with 250 vivid full-color photographs of more than 100 horse breeds. The authoritative and systematic photographic approach, with words never separated from pictures, marks a new generation of field guides. This book is designed for all those who love horses. The Smithsonian Handbook of Horses traces the evolution of equines, explains the difference between horses and ponies, looks at how different breeds evolved or were selectively developed, and examines equine anatomy and behavior. A visual identity key helps you recognize the different horse breeds and guides you to the correct entry. Each entry combines a concise description with annotated photographs to highlight the main characteristics and distinguishing features, with details on color, country or region of origin, uses, and breed history. Finally, a concise glossary provides instant understanding of equine terms.
Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
About the Author
Elwyn Hartley Edwards was editor of Riding magazine for 18 years and consultant editor of Horse and Hound for five years. He still contributes regularly to a number of journals and magazines. He is the author of over 30 books on the subject of horses and ponies, including Dorling Kindersley's The Ultimate Horse Book, and the critically acclaimed The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Elwyn's lifelong interests have been the history of man's relationship with the horse, and the training of horses and riders. He lectures extensively and regularly judges at shows in the UK and overseas, visiting India, a country with which he has long-standing family connections, each year. Formerly a member of the Council of the British Horse Society, he was presented with the BHS Award of Merit in 1993.
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