The Burro

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University of Oklahoma Press, Jun 1, 2001 - Nature - 384 pages
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The donkey, the onager, the koulan-the burro. All are names for one of the world’s most used and abused beasts of burden. If the horse was the animal of conquest, it was the lowly burro who made it possible for civilization to spread to the far reaches of the earth. Burros brought wood to the fires, raised water from the wells, toiled in the fields, carried the great and the poor, followed the conquistadors to the New World, and packed for the prospector and miner.

Recommended by Cleveland Amory, renowned animal welfare advocate and founder of the Black Beauty Ranch, this book is an eloquent and appealing account of the burro’s past and present. It includes a chapter on the selection, feeding, and care of pet burros.

  

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AWESOME BOOK!!!! If you love the lovable donkey this is the book for you. You can tell that the author truly loves the burro very much. It is very informative and has a touch of humor. But then who could talk about a burro with out some humor.

Contents

The Burro
3
His Bray
23
Over the Horizon
35
Woman Corrals Him
49
Egyptian Bondage
57
Middle Eastern Heritage
69
Domesticated onagers ancient Ur
72
Palestinian burro
85
The GrecoRoman Theater
165
Spreading Trails
179
Following the Conquistadors
213
Mexican burros
232
The Prospector s Friend
239
Burro pack train
249
Lopez and his burros
262
Other Trails
265

Bearing Religion
91
Nativity illuminated page from antiphonary
100
Algerian burro
114
Burros Camels and Some Arabs
117
Arabian camels 128129
128
Persian and Hindu Trails
133
Burro of India
142
1o Lutzu the Chinese Burro
149
Chinese pack burro
157
Blackjack
276
Other Burros
293
New Mexico burro contest
294
Jane McMillan and adopted Greek donkey
311
The Burro as a Pet
323
Notes
347
Index
361
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About the author (2001)

Frank Brookshier graduated from the University of Arizona and received his master's degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

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