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.
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The author of the phenomenally successful Catwatching, Dogwatching, and Catlore turns his attention to horses, answering more than 40 intriguing questions about the nature of the horse, and discussing the myths and history of horses through the ages. Desmond Morris delights animal lovers once again in this book of facts and lore. 25 black-and-white drawings.About the Author:
Desmond Morris was born in 1928. Educated at Birmingham and Oxford universities, he became the curator of mammals at London Zoo in 1959, a post he held for eight years. In 1967 he published The Naked Ape which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and has changed the way we view our own species forever. An accomplished artist, television presenter, film maker and writer, Desmond Morris's books have been published in over thirty-six countries. His most recent book, The Naked Woman, an exploration of the female form, was published in 2004 and will be followed by The Naked Man.
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Book Description 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # M93
Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091877849