Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2013-08-01
Förlag
Vintage
Översättare
Sam Garrett
Illustratör/Fotograf
maps
Illustrationer
maps (black and white)
Dimensioner
196 x 133 x 25 mm
Vikt
226 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780099512776
Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse (häftad)

Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse

Man and beast in an age of human warfare

Häftad Engelska, 2013-08-01
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' "When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof' Financial Times Frank Westerman explores the history of Lipizzaners, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the stud book, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steed as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy?
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""When you touch a Lipizzaner, you're touching history," Westerman was once told. His elegant book offers fascinating proof" -- Carl Wilkinson * Financial Times * "Westerman's own unique process of hybridisation, his mix of travel writing and history, yet again proves a winner... enquiring and thoughtful" -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * "A masterpiece" * De Standaard * "A most charming book" -- Allan Mallinson * The Times * "A winner...enquiring and thoughtful" * Independent *

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Frank Westerman was born in 1964 and lived and worked in Moscow from 1997 to 2002 as correspondent for the leading Dutch NRC Handelsblad newspaper. Westerman is the author of five highly praised books. His work has been published in more than ten languages and has won many prizes.