America's Last Wild Horses

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Lyons & Burford, 1990 - Science - 333 pages
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No wild animal captures the spirit of North America quite so powerfully as the wild horse -- nor does any face so many diverse and potent enemies. In this thoughtful, provocative study, Ryden combs the history of these proud and noble horses, from their origins among the Spanish mustangs of the conquistadors. Updating their story to the present day, when -- destroyed as varmints and buffeted by misguided federal programs -- the wild horse faces an ever more threatened future, Ryden champions their cause. Distinguished by sixty vivid photographs, "America's Last Wild Horses" is a compelling testament to the life of a uniquely American symbol of grace and wildness. Now with stunning new color photographs.

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This book first came to my attention when I saw a review of it in Time Magazine, 1970(!), and then again in a National Geographic issue 1977. My first copy (Ballantine Books, Inc. May 1973) became so ... Read full review


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