When the Spanish explorers brought horses to North America, the horses were, in a sense, returning home. Beginning with their origins fifty million years ago, the wild horse has been traced from North America through Asia to the plains of SpainÕs Andalusia and then back across the Atlantic to the ranges of the American West. When given the chance, these horses simply took up residence in the landscape that their ancestors had roamed so long ago. In Wild Horses of the West, J. Edward de Steiguer provides an entertaining and well-researched look at one of the most controversial animal welfare issues of our timeÑthe protection of free-roaming horses on the WestÕs public lands. This is the first book in decades to include the entire story of these magnificent animals, from their evolution and biology to their historical integration into conquistador, Native American, and cowboy cultures. And the story isnÕt over. De Steiguer goes on to address the modern issuesÑ ecology, conservation, and land managementÑsurrounding wild horses in the West today. Featuring stunning color photographs of wild horses, this extremely thorough and engaging blend of history, science, and politics will appeal to students of the American West, conservation activists, and anyone interested in the beauty and power of these striking animals.
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Terror in Black and White is writer Angelo Thomas Crapanzano’s thrilling novel about what happens to an ordinary man when thrown into chaotic circumstances. Andrew Anderson, an electronics engineer is driving home from a business meeting one day when he witnesses an accident. He watches with disbelief as a truck forces another car off the road and it plunges over a cliff. A young African American leaps from the car and holds on to the cliff’s embankment. Andrew manages to pull her to safety. The woman tells Andrew she’s being pursued by city officials who are trying to keep her quiet about a crime she witnessed that could bring down the city’s most powerful movers and shakers. Andrew and the woman flee but they are fiercely tracked by the official’s private police who seem to be able to follow them despite their best efforts. How are they able to track them and what has the woman witnessed? Crapanzano’s fast paced novel has all the elements of first rate suspense—an admirable protagonist, a heroine with secrets she can’t reveal and chase scenes that leave the reader on edge. With riveting twists and turns, Terror in Black and White has a surprise ending you won’t see coming!