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Donkey: The Mystique of Equus Asinus

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The donkey (Equus asinus) is both ancient and mysterious and is called by many names: donkey, burro, wild jack, hinny, and ass. Donkeys and their relative the mule (a donkey/horse cross) have lived with man for thousands of years. References to mules date back at least 3,000 years. In the Bible, Genesis 36:24 refers to the "mules in the wilderness." In Homer's Odyssey a mule cart transports Princess Nausicaa to the seashore. Mohammed rode upon a mule into battle. Jesus' family on a donkey during the flight into Egypt was a favorite subject of Renaissance painters. By the time of Don Quixote, the mule was one of the most beloved animals in all of European literature. In Cervantes, the mule is both stubborn and faithful, loving and intelligent. Today, the humble and adorable donkey is becoming a popular companion animal. In the Western states, one can see donkeys grazing peacefully alongside horses on private land. Miniature donkeys are especially popular. There is also a growing awareness of donkey abuse and neglect, and donkey rescue societies have sprung up to offer aid. Along with wild horses, wild burros are part of America's heritage. Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison shelter sixty wild burros at their California sanctuary. Illustrated throughout with photographs and artworks, this unique treasury of donkeyana is for anyone who loves donkeys. Complete with history, lore, and inspirational stories celebrating the spiritual bond between humans and donkeys, Donkey expresses the joy that these saintly creatures with big, furry ears bring to our lives.

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Complete with history, lore, and inspirational stories, Donkey expresses the joy that these saintly creatures with big, furry ears bring to our lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781571782021
Publisher:
Council Oak Books
Subject:
Horses - General
Author:
Morrison, Jane Gray
Author:
Tobias, Michael
Author:
Morrison, Jane
Subject:
Miscellaneous Other Pets
Subject:
Donkeys
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Pets-Horses Care
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in

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Complete with history, lore, and inspirational stories, Donkey expresses the joy that these saintly creatures with big, furry ears bring to our lives.
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