Sunday, December 20, 2015

Top ten nonfiction books of 2015: Wall Street Journal

One of the Wall Street Journal's top ten nonfiction books of the year:
The Horse
by Wendy Williams

Horses have an ambiguous status: Some are feral beasts roaming free, some are workers bred for strength or stamina, some are indulged pets. Around 56 million years ago, the “dawn horse” was small and had not yet lost all of its toes except the large central one that is now the hoof. With its rounded back, it scampered rather than ran or galloped. Over tens of millions of years, humans and horses, both highly social animals with an intricate network of friendships and alliances, have evolved side by side to share desires, opinions and habitats. Wendy Williams guides us surely through the science of horses’ evolution and captures the magic of our extraordinary relationship with them.
Learn about the other books on the list.

The Page 99 Test: The Horse.

--Marshal Zeringue