Bred for Perfection

Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses Since 1800

Author: Margaret E. Derry

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801873447

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 9836

How did animal breeding emerge as a movement? Who took part and for what reasons? How do the pedigree and market systems work? What light might the movement shed on the assumptions behind human eugenics? In Bred for Perfection, Margaret Derry provides the most comprehensive and accessible book yet published on the human quest to improve and develop livestock. Derry, herself a breeder and trained historian of science, explores the "triangle" of genetics, eugenics, and practical breeding, focusing on Shorthorn cattle, show dogs and working dogs, and one type of purebred horse, the Arabian. By examining specific breeders and the animals they produced, she illuminates the role of technology, genetics, culture, and economics in the system of purebred breeding. Bred for Perfection also provides the historical context in which this system arose, adding to our understanding of how domestication works and how our welfare—since the dawn of time—has been intertwined with the lives of animals.

Lady Anne Blunt in the Middle East

Travel, Politics and the Idea of Empire

Author: Lisa Lacy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773833X

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 4903

Lady Anne Blunt was a woman ahead of her time. After marrying the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt in 1869, the pair travelled extensively in the Middle East, developing an especial fondness for the region and its people. In this book, Lisa Lacy explores the life, travels and political ideas of Lady Anne. With a broad knowledge of the Arab world, she challenged prevailing assumptions and, as a result of her aristocratic heritage, exerted strong influence in British political circles. Her extensive journeys in the Mediterranean region, North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Persia formed the basis of her knowledge about the Middle East. She pursued an intimate knowledge of Bedouin life in Arabia, the town culture of Syria and Mesopotamia and the politics of nationalism in Egypt. Her husband, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, gained a reputation as an anti-imperialist political activist. Lacy shows that Lady Anne was her husband’s partner in marriage, politics and travel and exerted strong influence not only on his ideas, but on the ideas of the British political elite of the era.

The Arabian Horse

Author: Rosemary Archer

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851315492

Category: Nature

Page: 150

View: 7071

The Arabian, one of the oldest pure breeds, was predominant in founding the thoroughbred, and there are few breeds today which do not contain Arab blood in varying degrees. This book traces the history and development of the breed from the desert to its worldwide role today.

Horses in Society

A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing, 1800-1920

Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802091121

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 5168

Before crude oil and the combustion engine, the industrialized world relied on a different kind of power - the power of the horse. Horses in Society is the story of horse production in the United States, Britain, and Canada at the height of the species' usefulness, the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century. Margaret E. Derry shows how horse breeding practices used during this period to heighten the value of the animals in the marketplace incorporated a intriguing cross section of influences, including Mendelism, eugenics, and Darwinism. Derry elucidates the increasingly complex horse world by looking at the international trade in army horses, the regulations put in place by different countries to enforce better horse breeding, and general aspects of the dynamics of the horse market. Because it is a story of how certain groups attempted to control the market for horses, by protecting their breeding activities or 'patenting' their work, Horses in Society provides valuable background information to the rapidly developing present-day problem of biological ownership. Derry's fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.

The Arab Horse

Author: Rosemary Archer

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318004

Category: Nature

Page: 23

View: 416

As one of the oldest breeds, the Arabian is extraordinarily prepotent; it has had a profound influence on light-horse breeding throughout the world. Admired for its beauty and intelligence, centuries of life in the harsh environment of the Arabian Desert also endowed it with the qualities of toughness, endurance and courage, whilst its close association with man resulted in its noble ability to form strong attachments to humans.The Arabian has all the qualities of a perfect riding horse and its performance in a wide variety of activities is proof of its versatility. The book’s outstanding photographs not only complement the text but also demonstrate this trait of versatility by showing the Arabian at work in every equestrian discipline as well as its natural desert habitat and depicted in art.

A Pilgrimage of Passion

The Life of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Author: Elizabeth Longford

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781845113445

Category: History

Page: 467

View: 3437

Wilfred Scawen Blunt, 1840-1922, was one of England's true eccentrics: a wildly individual, larger-than-life personality who was as admired as he was disliked. A writer, poet, rebel, politician and explorer, his controversial life was in every sense a 'pilgrimage of passion'. He campaigned tirelessly for the independence of Egypt, India and Ireland (for which he was imprisoned) and, before marrying Byron's granddaughter, he travelled widely as a diplomat embarking on passionate love affairs and upsetting the Establishment - whether the British Empire or conventional morality. George Wyndham, Lord Curzon and Oscar Wilde were just some of the figures who attended Blunt's famous literary Crabbet Club and young Arabists like T.E. Lawrence and St John Philby regarded him as a prophet. During his lifetime, and for many years after, no anthology was complete without his poems. Based on Wilfrid Blunt's complete diaries and papers, Elizabeth Longford has produced a riveting biography of this most compelling man.

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic

Author: Alan Rice

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826456069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 7572

*Broad-based survey of trans-Atlantic black culture*Newest book in the popular Black Atlantic seriesRadical Narratives of the Black Atlantic is a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary take on trans-Atlantic black culture. Alan Rice engages fully with Paul Gilroy's paradigm of the Black Atlantic through examination of a broad array of cultural genres including music, dance, folklore and oral literature, fine art, material culture, film and literature. The aspects of black culture under discussion range from black British gravesites to sea shanties, from the novels of Toni Morrison to the paintings of the Zanzibar born black British artist Lubaina Himid and from King Kong to the travels of Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson. The book places such figures as the African American traveller and Barbary slave narrator Robert Adams and the West Indian slave narrator Mary Prince in a Black Atlantic context that explicates them fully. A chapter on the Titanic disaster shows how diasporan Africans composed oral poems about the disaster to criticise the discriminatory practices of its owners and racial imperialism. Overall, the book argues for the crucial importance of Black Atlantic cultures in the formation of our modern world. Moreover, it argues that looking at Black culture and history through a national lens is distorting and reductive.

The Versatile Arabian Horse

Author: Rosemary Archer

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851316697

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 6727

Covering the history of the Arab, its use in the East and modern selection for breeding, this book aims to put into perspective the fundamental use of the Arabian as a beautiful and intelligent horse to ride.

The Babson influence

a retrospective : the bloodline at the base of some of the world's greatest pedigrees

Author: Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 504

View: 1741


Horses of today

their history, breeds, and qualifications

Author: Herbert Harshman Reese

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 7341


The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants

Three Voices Concerning the Horses of Arabia; Tradition (Nejd, Inner East), Romantic Fable (Islam), the Outside World of the West, by Lady Wentworth

Author: Baroness Judith Anne Dorothea Wentworth Blunt-Lytton Wentworth,Lady Wentworth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arabian horse

Page: 393

View: 9722


The Swift Runner

Racing Speed Through the Ages, Including Standard Points of Its Foundation Breed, the Marathon Runner

Author: Lady Wentworth

Publisher: London : G. Allen & Unwin


Category: Horses

Page: 146

View: 2265


Einklang der Herzen


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641120845

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 3701

Die junge Adelia verlässt die heimatliche Farm in Irland, um bei ihrem Onkel, in Amerika nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern einen Neuanfang zu wagen. Auf der Pferdefarm, auf der Paddy arbeitet, stellt sie ihr besonderes Einfühlungsvermögen in Pferde unter Beweis. Die impulsive, bescheidene Rothaarige wird Pferdepflegerin. Als ihr Onkel einen Herzinfarkt erleidet, verspricht der Farmbesitzer Travis Grant, sich um Delia zu kümmern. Die Pferdeflüsterin weiß nicht, dass er mit Kümmern die Liebe meint, die Liebe zwischen zwei gleich klingenden Seelen.

The Horses of the British Empire

Author: Sir Humphrey Francis De Trafford (3d bart.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Horse breeds

Page: 286

View: 1011

Includes information on the Clydesdale horse, Vol. 2, p. 118-151.