Horse related BooksBooks related to horses
Age of the horse
The Age of the Horse is an indispensable work for anyone who has ever been fascinated by horse riding. It is a stunning investigation into the relationship between man and Equus caballus. Susanna Forrest presents a singular, far-reaching view of the animals' roles in society all over the globe and over the years. Fifty six million years ago, the first equine horse on the planet was walking - and starting with the first known horse owners of the Copper Age, the horse was playing an important part in the annals of mankind.
Forrest combines intriguing antropological details and concise individual narratives, drawing on a wide variety of archive materials as well as literary and artistic sources to demonstrate how our development coincides with that of the horse. Meanwhile, in painting and poetry (such as Byron's celebrated "Mazeppa"), theatre and classic musical works (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), the representation of the horse has evolved over the course of hundreds of years, showing the decisive effects we have had on each other.
From Mongolia, where she watches the vulnerable horse, to a show horse show at the Palace of Versailles; from a Poloclub in Beijing to Arlington, Virginia, where PTSD vets are rehabilitation ed through horse interactions.
Forrest explores with great enthusiasm and unique understanding the complexity of the co-existence of man and horse and illuminates the manifold forms in which our culture has been influenced by this mighty being.
A lot more social studies through children's literature: Collaborative approach - Anthony D. Fredericks
Frédericks presents several hundred handy minds-on project examples that involve pupils proactively in engaging lessons. Every unit provides books abstracts, sociological subject areas, issues of critique, teaching materials and many easy-to-use exercises for each class group. He also gives useful guidance on cooperation with libraries, hints on how to integrate books into the syllabus, list ings of websites useful for the sociological syllabus.