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Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs

by David Cruise Alison Griffiths

In 1950, Velma Johnston was a secretary at an insurance company in Reno, Nevada. Twenty years later, she had become a national hero, responsible for spurring Congress into passing legislation that protected wild horses, a feat that cemented her renown as "Wild Horse Annie. " This stirring biography is the first to tell the story of Johnston's life and her extraordinary dedication to the mustangs that represent the spirit of the West. Veteran writers David Cruise and Alison Griffiths paint a vivid portrait of this intrepid woman, who survived a cruelly disfiguring bout with polio as a child and channeled her energy and intellect into her career and marriage -- until she encountered a truck of injured, half-dead horses on her way to work in 1950. Those horses, destined for a pet food rendering plant, launched Johnston into a decades-long campaign against ranchers and the U. S. Bureau of Land Management to stop the roundup and slaughter of mustangs. At a time when animal rights was barely a cause and women were still expected to stay at home, Johnston embarked on dangerous vigilante missions to free captured horses and document roundups, and began a highly organized one-woman campaign to raise public awareness of their plight, all while continuing to work and maintain a household. Johnston's courage, determination, and innovative tactics -- she initiated a children's letter-writing campaign that flooded Congress with more mail than it had received on any issue except the Vietnam War -- pitted her against ranchers and powerful politicians, but eventually won her support and admiration around the world, including the friendship of celebrated children's author Marguerite Henry, who fictionalized her story in a children's novel. In this absorbing and carefully researched biography, Cruise and Griffiths depict the ups and downs of a remarkable woman's life and mission, reveal her lasting legacy, and capture the romance and magic of the wild horses that inspired her.

Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, And Future Of The Mustang

by David Philipps

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s history of wild horses in America—and an eye-opening story of their treatment in our own time. The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. From car ads to high school mascots, the wild horse—popularly known as the mustang—is the enduring icon of America. But in modern times it has become entangled in controversy and bureaucracy, and now its future is in question. In Wild Horse Country, New York Times reporter David Philipps traces the rich history of wild horses in America and investigates the shocking dilemma they face in our own time. Here is the grand story of the horse: from its prehistoric debut in North America to its reintroduction by Spanish conquistadors and its spread through the epic battles between native tribes and settlers during the days of the Wild West. Philipps explores how wild horses became so central to America’s sense of itself, and he delves into the hold that wild horses have had on the American imagination from the early explorers to the best-selling novels of Zane Grey to Hollywood Westerns. Traveling through remote parts of the American West, Philipps also reveals the wild horse’s current crisis, with tens of thousands of horses being held in captivity by the federal government, and free horses caught between the clashing ideals of ranchers, animal rights activists, scientists, and government officials. Wild Horse Country is a powerful blend of history and contemporary reporting that vividly reveals the majesty and plight of an American icon, while pointing a way forward that will preserve this icon for future generations.

Wild Horse Rescue: The Alberta Adventures (The Alberta Adventures #1)

by Nancy M. Bell

Laurel Rowan is happy to be home in Alberta and excited that Coll Hazel is coming from Cornwall for a visit. She’s looking forward to showing him around the ranch. The visit doesn’t turn out as she imagined when the plight of a band of wild horses comes to her attention. Laurel is angry and frustrated that her childhood friend Chance, the boy on the neighboring ranch, and his father are determined to round up the wildies and send them to the meat packers. Laurel, Coll, and Chance’s sister, Carly, embark on a mission to rescue the horses and find a protected place where they can live wild and free.

Wild Horse Running

by Sam Savitt

Mustangs love their freedom and are born to be free. But humans are taking their land and capturing the horses for various purposes. Cloud, a mustang, fights for freedom. A young boy loves him so much that he lets him free.

Wild Horse Spring

by Lisa Williams Kline

For once Stephanie and Diana want the same thing. That’s the problem. Diana and Stephanie are still trying to decide if they like each other when their blended family goes to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for spring break. They’re headed in opposite directions—Diana is crazy about the wild horses and Stephanie is crazy about the boys—until one guy catches both their interests. Soon they’re butting heads—again. But when their crush is accused of committing a crime against the horses, can the stepsisters band together to prove his innocence?

The Wild Horse Who Loved the Girl

by Jennifer Hustis

Best known for her paintings of horses, artist Jennifer Cocoma Hustis takes us into the mind of a rescue horse to tell us the story of his growing relationship with a young girl who trains and bonds with him. The quietly touching story Hustis has to tell, based on the experience of her own daughter, is accompanied by the artist’s simplifi ed and understated, yet highly evocative, illustrations of scenes from the book. The book is one that should make readers of any age understand the artist’s dedication to “the animals who make us better people.” — by John Brandenburg, artist and arts correspondent for The Oklahoman

Wild Horse Winter

by Tetsuya Honda

Based on an actual event, this suspenseful story tells the miraculous saga of a herd of beautiful wild horses and details the life of a young colt as it matures and follows the lead of its protective mother to overcome a wild, raging blizzard in the dramatic conclusion of their journey. <P><P>The soft paintings combine with the simple text to bring a vanishing breed vividly to life. A wonderful book for reading aloud or for sharing, the story subtly parallels the growth of all creatures and underscores the strong bonds that exist between parent and child.

Wild Horses (Saddle Club #58)

by Bonnie Bryant

Lisa Atwood thinks the fancy boarding school she visits for the weekend is nice enough, but she'd never want to leave Willow Creek--it's where her two best friends and her very favorite horse live! Then she learns that her mother has enrolled her in the exclusive school. Is Lisa leaving The Saddle Club for good?

Wild Horses: A Spirit Unbroken

by Elwyn Hartley Edwards

Horses are widely regarded as a favorite among domesticated animals. However, the twentieth century still harbors pockets of untamed horses and ponies whose evolution can be traced back over 60 million years. Wild horses exist in as diverse and hostile locations as the arid deserts of India and the remote sandbanks of Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Combine adaptability and an aggressive instinct for survival with exceptional stamina and sturdiness, and the resulting profile illustrates the divide between wild horses and domestic stock. Wild Horses traces the origins of today's feral equine species and explains how geographic history and crossbreeding have influenced their development and provided the variety of breeds which now exist worldwide. The wild horse inspires a range of differing responses. The rapid growth of the Australian wild horse population, the Brumby, led to thousands being killed for sport during the 1960s. This contrasts starkly with the treatment of the Kiang herds of the Himalayas, which are heralded as sacred by Tibetans. However, conservation efforts are now enabling many wild horses to survive and even flourish, encouraging a growing admiration and respect for their place in the natural world.

Wild Horses: El Dorado

by Jenny Oldfield

Kirstie and Lisa head west to the Sierra Nevada desert, traditional Native American Indian hunting ground and home of herds of wild horses. One of their first sightings is of a magnificent black stallion, nicknamed El Dorado. He has an extraordinary history - resolutely remaining free despite the attempts of numerous horse thieves. He's a legend - admired and feared in equal measure. But within days of their first awe-inspiring sighting, El Dorado has disappeared. Then a ranch foal is found bitten and battered to death. There have been rumours that the wild stallion has gone crazy - but could he really have turned killer? Kirstie and Lisa set out to find out the truth...

Wild Horses: Santa Ana

by Jenny Oldfield

Santa Ana is a wounded yearling, whose fierce mother won't accept human help. Kirstie turns to a local Cherokee boy, Three Birds, who patiently tracks the wounded horse. But just as he discovers her refuge, a rattlesnake spooks Three Birds' own horse and he is thrown and injured. Now Kirstie and Lisa must tend the Cherokee boy as well as the weak and dying Ana - can they save them both?

Wild Horses

by George E. Stanley

Long ago, all horse were wild. In time, people taught them to wear a saddle and a bit. But some horses were not tamed. And today, all over the world, wild horses still run free. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wild Horses (Animal Lives Series)

by Sally Morgan

WILD HORSES From brumbies to mustangs--your total wild horse guide Did you know that Camargue foals are born brown or black, but turn gray at about four years old? Would you believe that Przewalski's horse is the only truly wild horse in the world? Discover everything you ever wanted to know about these incredible animals--where they live, how they grow and learn, and the dangers that they face. By the time you've finished reading, you'll be a horse expert! * Amazing facts and figures * Stunning photographs of these creatures in action * Locator maps to show where each animal can be found

Wild Horses I Have Known

by Hope Ryden

From the Book Jacket: To understand any domesticated animal, it is useful to understand how its wild counterpart lives. Watch lions and you will see your cat. Study wolves and you will know your dog. And observe wild mustangs and you will gain insight into your horse. Hope Ryden did just that. For three decades she has made repeated field trips to wild horse country to observe and photograph the activities of free-roaming mustangs. In conversational essays and with stunning, up-close photographs, Ms. Ryden presents readers with fascinating observations of the social hierarchies, survival strategies, and habits of wild horses. She also recounts personal adventures, some terrifying, some funny, and some mysterious. The result is a book as thoughtful as it is beautiful and as informative as it is exciting. Readers will never again look at a domestic horse in the same way. HOPE RYDEN is one of the foremost authorities on America's wild horses. She helped to draft federal legislation to protect them and has served as an expert witness in court on their behalf. This is her fourth nonfiction book on wild horses, and her articles and photographs on the subject have appeared in National Geographic and other publications. Ms. Ryden has also authored a novel, Wild Horse Summer, set in the Pryor Mountains, where most of the pictures in this book were taken.

Wild Horses (Nature's Children)

by Tom Jackson

Describes the physical features, habits and habitat of wild horses such as mustangs.

Wild Horses of Half-Moon Ranch 3: Chiquitita

by Jenny Oldfield

Chiquitita is a young mare taken from the wild herd to be tamed and worked without force. The method demands amazing patience and gentleness from Kirstie and Lisa's host, Wayne Raburn. But Wayne's ranch hand, Walter, secretly uses harsher methods which soon ruins his boss's good work. Kirstie exposes Walter, who loses his job. But now he wants revenge - and he's planning to take it out on the horse...

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir Of Iceland

by Tory Bilski

A wondrous story of adventure and friendship featuring a group of women who ride Icelandic horses. "Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us."—Virgina Woolf Each June, Tory Bilski meets up with fellow women travelers in Reykjavik where they head to northern Iceland, near the Greenland Sea. They escape their ordinary lives to live an extraordinary one at a horse farm perched at the edge of the world. If only for a short while. When they first came to Thingeryar, these women were strangers to one another. The only thing they had in common was their passion for Icelandic horses. However, over the years, their relationships with each other deepens, growing older together and keeping each other young. Combining the self-discovery Eat, Pray, Love, the sense of place of Under the Tuscan Sun, and the danger of Wild, Wild Horses of the Summer Sun revels in Tory's quest for the "wild" inside her. These women leave behind the usual troubles at home: affairs, sick parents, troubled teenagers, financial worries—and embrace their desire for adventure. Buoyed by their friendships with each other and their growing attachments and bonds with the otherworldly horses they ride, the warmth of Tingeryar's midnight sun carries these women through the rest of the year's trials and travails. Filled with adventure and fresh humor, as well as an incredible portrait of Iceland and its remarkable equines, Wild Horses of the Summer Sun will enthrall and delight not just horse lovers, but those of us who yearn for a little more wild in everyday life.

The Wild in You

by Lorna Crozier Ian Mcallister

A testament to the miraculous beings that share our planet and the places that they live, The Wild in You is a deeply-felt creative collaboration between one of our time's best nature photographers and a very talented and creative poet. Inspired by the majestic and savage beauty of Ian McAllister's photographs, Lorna Crozier translates the wild emotion of these images into the language of the human heart: poetry. Featuring over 30 beautiful full-size photographs of wolves, bears, sea lions, jellyfish, and other wild creatures paired with 30 original poems, The Wild in You challenges the reader to a deeper understanding of the connection between humans, animals, and our shared earth.

Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals

by Marc Bekoff Jessica Pierce

Marrying years of behavioral and cognitive research with compelling and moving anecdotes, Bekoff and Pierce reveal that animals exhibit a broad repertoire of moral behaviors, including fairness, empathy, trust, and reciprocity. Underlying these behaviors is a complex and nuanced range of emotions, backed by a high degree of intelligence and surprising behavioral flexibility. Animals, in short, are incredibly adept social beings, relying on rules of conduct to navigate intricate social networks that are essential to their survival. Ultimately, Bekoff and Pierce draw the astonishing conclusion that there is no moral gap between humans and other species: morality is an evolved trait that we unquestionably share with other social mammals.

Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles

by Jason G. Goldman Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Lila M. Higgins Gregory B. Pauly Charles Hood

“Put on your hiking shoes, pack your binoculars, and rediscover the City of Angels.” —Westways Magazine Los Angeles may have a reputation as a concrete jungle, but in reality, it's full of amazing wildlife. You just need to know where to find it! Equal parts natural history, field guide, and trip planner, Wild LA has something for everyone. It looks at the factors that shape local nature—including fire, floods, and climate—and profiles over 100 local species, from easy-to-spot squirrels and praying mantids to more elusive green sea turtles, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. Also included are descriptions of day trips that help you explore natural wonders on hiking trails, in public parks, and in your own backyard.

Wild Life: The Institution of Nature

by Irus Braverman

Wild Life documents a nuanced understanding of the wild versus captive divide in species conservation. It also documents the emerging understanding that all forms of wild nature—both in situ (on-site) and ex situ (in captivity)—may need to be managed in perpetuity. Providing a unique window into the high-stakes world of nature conservation, Irus Braverman describes the heroic efforts by conservationists to save wild life. Yet in the shadows of such dedication and persistence in saving the life of species, Wild Life also finds sacrifice and death. Such life and death stories outline the modern struggle to define what conservation should look like at a time when the long-established definitions of nature have collapsed. Wild Life begins with the plight of a tiny endangered snail, and ends with the rehabilitation of an entire island. Interwoven between its pages are stories about golden lion tamarins in Brazil, black-footed ferrets in the American Plains, Sumatran rhinos in Indonesia, Tasmanian devils in Australia, and many more creatures both human and nonhuman. Braverman draws on interviews with more than one hundred and twenty conservation biologists, zoologists, zoo professionals, government officials, and wildlife managers to explore the various perspectives on in situ and ex situ conservation and the blurring of the lines between them.

Wild Masterpieces: (animal Portraits Nature Monthly Calendar, 12-month Calendar Of Pets In Natural Landscapes)

by Evan Douglas

Wild Masterpieces is a collection bizarre portraits featuring cats, dogs, llamas, chicks, pandas, and more.Based on the Instagram account of the same name, this humor book is brimming with animals gracing the grandest landscapes our world has to offer.Each of these 60 portraits remind us that if we stay paw-sitive, life can truly be udder-ly wonderful.• Portraits are by designer Evan Douglas, who started the Wild Masterpieces Instagram account.• Each portrait is paired with an inspirational quote.• A mix of fan favorites and brand-new imagesProfound, mysterious, nonsensical—this is the world of Wild Masterpieces.This hilariously weird book is perfect for men and women of all ages, nature and animal lovers, fans of the Wild Masterpieces Instagram, and anyone looking for a fun and silly book.• Includes never-before-seen photos of majestic animal portraits• A great humor book for anyone who loves animals and needs a pick-me-up• You'll love this book if you love books like Sorry I Barfed on Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Kitty by Jeremy Greenberg, Cats on Catnip by Andrew Marttila, and Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker.

Wild Moms: Motherhood In The Animal Kingdom

by Carin Bondar

A fascinating and entertaining tour of motherhood in the animal kingdom that reveals a new perspective on the mother/child relationship. Being a mom is a tough job—but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar takes readers on an enthralling tour of the animal kingdom as she explores the phenomenon of motherhood in the wild. A journey through motherhood for the animal kingdom—from the initial phases of gestation and pregnancy through breastfeeding and toddler-rearing and trying to parent a teenager through empty nest syndrome (which, in many of these cases, is quite literal!) to being a grandmother. In Wild Moms, Dr. Bondar answers a whole host of questions about the animal kingdom: How do moms in the animal kingdom cope with crying babies and potty training? How does breastfeeding work in the wild—particularly when a mother is nursing not one baby at a time, but a whole litter? If children with disabilities do not fit into Darwin’s theory of evolution (I.e. Survival of the fittest), then why do we see mothers from various mammalian groups providing ongoing care to disabled offspring? Accessible and entertaining, Wild Moms is a celebration of moms everywhere—and a book guaranteed to make readers think about motherhood in an entirely new way.

Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Creatures

by Matt Dembicki

The world's oceans represent the last wild frontier on Earth. While our understanding of life in the ocean is relatively basic, our actions are putting hundreds of species in danger.<P><P> In this graphic anthology, Matt Dembicki, editor and artist of the award-winning Trickster and District Comics, explores the adventures of twelve iconic endangered sea animals: hawksbill turtle, bluefin tuna, hammerhead shark, giant clam, manatee, blue whale, coral, albatross, whale shark, monk seal, manta ray, and seahorse. Produced in cooperation with the non-profit PangeaSeed, these gripping stories instill a passion to conserve our magnificent sea creatures.PangeaSeed's mission is to contribute to the protection of sharks and the preservation of our oceans by taking responsible action, increasing public awareness, and providing education that encourages environmental activism and sustainable consumption choices.

Wild On My Mind (Where the Wild Hearts Are #1)

by Laurel Kerr

Love runs wild at the Sagebrush Flats Zoo, where a motley crew of big-hearted animals helps the most unlikely couples find love.When Katie Underwood discovers a litter of newborn cougar cubs, the last person she expects to come to the rescue is her former crush—and high school nemesis—Bowie Wilson. The worst part? He doesn't seem to remember the trouble he caused her.As a single father and owner of a cash-strapped zoo, Bowie struggles to balance budgets while raising his pre-teen daughter and a host of rascally animals. He considers himself lucky when Katie agrees to lend her talents to a publicity campaign in support of the zoo's animal rehabilitation programs—until he learns just what she's planning...This time, Katie is determined to resist Bowie's charm. But a lovelorn camel, a matchmaking honey badger, and a nursemaid capybara have different plans. Can they and the rest of the zoo's menagerie help Bowie break through the barriers surrounding Katie's heart?Love can't be tamed...Where the Wild Hearts Are series: Wild On My Mind (Book 1)

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