The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684842505
Category: Fiction
Page: 797
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F. Scott Fitzgerald is best known for his novels such as THE GREAT GATSBY, but during his all-too-brief literary life, he sold some 160 short stories to popular magazines. Here, noted scholar and biographer Matthew Bruccoli assembles in one volume the full scope of the best of Fitzgerald's short fiction. These 43 sparkling masterpieces are offered in a handsome Scribner Classics edition, perfect for the home library.

Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners

New Revised Edition of the Standard Work for More Than 100 Years
Author: Captain M. Horace Hayes,Roy Knightbridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743234197
Category: Medical
Page: 880
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A revised edition of the guide to equine health care provides comprehensive coverage of such topics as infectious diseases and health management, and provides new chapters on performance and artificial insemination. 15,000 first printing.

Songwriting For Dummies


Author: Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047089041X
Category: Music
Page: 384
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Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions

Horses For Dummies


Author: Audrey Pavia,Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054659
Category: Pets
Page: 384
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Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions

Equitation Science


Author: Paul McGreevy,Andrew McLean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118279484
Category: Medical
Page: 328
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Written by two internationally recognised experts, Equitation Science is the first book to draw together the principles of this emerging field into a much-needed coherent source of information. The goal of equitation science is to enhance our understanding of how horses think and learn, and to use their natural behaviour to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. The welfare consequences of training and competing horses under different protocols are explored. Drawing on traditional and emergent techniques, this book incorporates learning theory into an ethical equine training system suitable for all levels. It also focuses on evidence-based approaches that improve rider safety. "Equitation Science is one of those rare books that is going to change the way we train and manage horses forever. It brings together a fundamental understanding of the way horses think and behave and presents a system of modern training that has the welfare of the horse at its core – it must be the foundation work for the next generation of professional and amateur riders and trainers. Riders will ride better, trainers will train better and we will have happier, healthier horses." —Wayne Channon, International Grand Prix Rider "I found this a very interesting and enlightening book. Equitation Science will help anyone involved with horses to understand them more and to be more effective in their training and education. The knowledge this brings to anyone involved with horses should help to make the horses’ lives easier and therefore allow the partnership between humans and equines to flourish." —Yogi Breisner, British Eventing Performance Manager "Equitation Science is an ambitious and thorough look at an enormous range of areas, approaches and factors concerning the training of horses. The authors have an underlying theme to their text of scientifically assessing and then also promoting the use of ethical and humane methods of horse training to increase all sport horses’ welfare and happiness within their sporting requirements. Equitation Science also provides an invaluable insight as to how and why what we do with our horses actually works." —Paul Tapner, Professional International Advanced Eventing Rider, Badminton CCI**** 2010 Winner

Herdsmanship


Author: Newman Turner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781601730107
Category: Cattle
Page: 239
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Newman Turner explores the connection between livestock health and farming practices. He demonstrates that healthy livestock begins with disciplined natural farming, and he provides the information to foster healthful and sustainable herdmanship.

Whiskey River (Take My Mind)

The True Story of Texas Honky-Tonk
Author: Johnny Bush
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477314423
Category: Music
Page: 278
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The legendary singer-songwriter who wrote Willie Nelson's signature song "Whiskey River" tells about his life in honky-tonk music.

War and Peace


Author: Leo Tolstoy,General Press
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 8180320022
Category: Fiction
Page: 2790
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The most famous and perhaps greatest novel of all time, Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' tells the story of five families struggling for survival during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. As Napoleon's army invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from diverse backgrounds—peasants and nobility, civilians and soldiers—as they struggle with the problems unique to their era, their history, and their culture. And as the novel progresses, these characters transcend their specificity, becoming some of the most moving—and human—figures in world literature. Among its many unforgettable characters is Prince Andrey Bolkonsky, a proud, dashing man who, despising the artifice of high society, joins the army to achieve glory. Badly wounded at Austerlitz, he begins to discover the emptiness of everything to which he has devoted himself. His death scene is considered one of the greatest passages in Russian literature. The novel's other hero, the bumbling Pierre Bezukhov, tries to find meaning in life through a series of philosophical systems that promise to resolve all questions. He at last discovers the Tolstoyan truth that wisdom is to be found not in systems but in the ordinary processes of daily life, especially in his marriage to the novel's most memorable heroine, Natasha. Both an intimate study of individual passions and an epic history of Russia and its people, 'War and Peace' is nothing more or less than a complete portrait of human existence. Publisher : General Press

American Pharoah

Triple Crown Champion
Author: Shelley Fraser Mickle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481480707
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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From the author of Barbaro comes the triumphant story of the 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders Cup winner, American Pharoah. When American Pharoah won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015 he became the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing, by winning all four races. His story captured American’s imagination, and this inspired account will also feature the handlers who saw his promise: owner, Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, trainer Bob Baffert, and jockey Victor Espinoza. With American Pharoah, Shelley Mickle tells the story of this beloved horse’s life from birth to his historic achievement of becoming the twelfth Triple Crown winner.

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies


Author: Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052327
Category: Pets
Page: 388
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Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

Horse Stable and Riding Arena Design


Author: Eileen Fabian Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470344407
Category: Medical
Page: 308
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Whether you are a veterinarian consulting on how to maintain the integrity of the grain and water in the horse'e newly-built stall; or the agricultural engineer who has been asked to design a new state-of-the-art equine shelter; or an animal scientist or horse owner who simply wants the latest, safest, and most up-to-date information on manure management - this book will fulfill your needs! This handy, user-friendly guide answers some of the toughest questions about equine shelters. Covering everything from preferred building materials such as lighting to flooring in the horse's primary shelter to design and management of a riding arena, this practical reference will guide the reader every step of the way. This practical reference is filled with clear, user-friendly design illustrations and information on ventilation, manure management, fence planning, fire safety, feed storage, bedding requirements, dust control systems, and a myriad of detailed information designed for the comfort, safety, and health of your horse in areas where cold weather is a factor.

Unbroken

A World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 9780008108342
Category: Športniki
Page: 500
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A gripping true story of human endurance and the resilience of one remarkable individual during WWII from Laura Hillenbrand (author of 'Seabiscuit'). On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. After an agonising delay, a young lieutenant finally bobbed to the surface and struggled aboard a life raft. So begins one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he turned to petty crime until he discovered a remarkable talent for running, which took him to the Berlin Olympics. But as war loomed, he joined up and was soon embroiled in the ferocious battle for the Pacific. Now Zamperini faced a journey of thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft, dogged by sharks, starvation and the enemy. Driven to limits of endurance, Zamperini's fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would depend on the strength of his will...

Storey's guide to feeding horses

lifelong nutrition, feed storage, feeding tips, pasture management
Author: Melyni Worth
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 249
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The one issue on which all horse owners agree is that proper diet and nutrition are the most essential aspects of horse care. In Storey's Guide to Feeding Horses, equine nutritionist Melyni Worth addresses the many ways in which diet impacts a horse's health, temperament, and performance. Worth covers the basics, discussing the details of the nutrients every horse needs, and how to calculate rations based on the horse's body weight. She also explains the benefits of grains and grasses, as well as the relative value of additives and herbal supplements. And, she teaches owners how to design a balanced feeding program for their horses. Perhaps most important is the chapter on "Feeding for a Lifetime." Here, Worth outlines the proper diet a horse needs at every age and at every level of activity. She describes the healthiest formula for foals and the most nutritional diet for brood mares and performance horses. Nutrition for elderly horses receives special attention here, with valuable information on soft feed for aged horses that have trouble chewing. Worth also identifies the treats that are best for horses, and how to overcome a horse's food-related vices. Finally, Worth offers guidance on pasture maintenance and how to store feed safely. This book also includes advice on seasonal feeding routines. For example, since fiber is essential for warmth, owners should make certain their horses receive plenty of hay in the winter. During the summer, horses should have free access to fresh water and loose salt. Worth concludes with a detailed discussion of nutritional disorders and their remedies. Comprehensive and authoritative, yet easy to understand and packed with advice that is easy to put into action, Storey's Guide to Feeding Horses is an essential reference horse owners will turn to time and again.

Essential Oils for Animals


Author: Nayana Morag
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984198252
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 236
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"Essential Oils for Animals" is the complete guide to using aromatherapy for natural animal health and management. Morag explains how to use essential oils in an animal's care regime to increase health, reduce stress, and increase the bond of trust between pet and owner.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

A Novel
Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553897890
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Getting Your First Horse


Author: Judith Dutson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580170789
Category: Pets
Page: 167
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Guides readers through the process of buying or leasing a horse and offers information on characteristics of different horse breeds, housing, feeding, exercise, and keeping a horse healthy

Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook


Author: Thomas Gore, DVM,Paula Gore,James M. Giffin, MD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470330333
Category: Pets
Page: 720
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Completely updated with the latest information on infectious diseases, parasites, breeding and foaling, and alternative therapies, the Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook, Third Edition is still as useful and easy to navigate as the original, classic text. With an index of signs and symptoms, a guide to the organs and body systems, a general index, cross-references, and a helpful glossary, this book will help you diagnose and treat your horse. You will appreciate the well-organized contents, which will help you find the information you need quickly, when your horse needs your help most.

The Pony Club Guide to Pasture Management


Author: Elizabeth O'Beirne-Ranelagh,Pony Club
Publisher: Pony Club
ISBN: 9781907279072
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 112
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This title is devoted specifically to the subject of grassland when used for grazing by horses and ponies. Topics covered in detail include the equine digestive system, nutritional needs, different types of grass and their suitability for horses, and good management practices.