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The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450

Лошади играли жизненно важную роль в средневековой жизни, будь то рыцарский конь или вьючное животное. В последние годы при раскопках в Лондоне найдено много предметов, и не удивительно, что многие из них связаны с лошадьми.
Авторы книги, написанной под руководством Джона Кларка, куратора отдела средневековья в Историческом музее города Лондона, рассматривают роль лошади в средневековой жизни, рассказывают об их повседневном применении, о том, как лошади выглядели в то время, и подробно рассматривают различные предметы конской экипировки: упряжь, подковы и т. д. , а также шпоры, предметы ухода за лошадью и др. Издание богато иллюстрировано и содержит большое количество рисунков и фотографий.

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Whether knight's charger or beast of burden, horses performed a necessary position in medieval lifestyles. The wealth of medieval unearths excavated in London in recent times has, no longer strangely, incorporated many gadgets linked to horses. This catalogue illustrates and discusses over 400 such items, between them harness, horseshoes, spurs and curry combs, from the utilitarian to hugely ornamental items. London served via horse site visitors comes vividly in view. The introductory bankruptcy attracts on ancient in addition to archaeological resources to think about the position of the pony in medieval London. It appears on the rate of horses and the prices of retaining them, the hiring of 'hackneys' for driving, using carts in and round London, and the paintings of the 'marshal' or farrier. It discusses the facts for the scale of medieval horses and features a survey of reveals of medieval horse skeletons from London. It solutions the main questions, how huge a 'Great Horse' was once, and why it took 3 horses to tug a cart. a brand new advent to this variation offers an replace on study and a supplementary bibliography. this can be a uncomplicated paintings of reference for archaeologists and people learning medieval artefacts, and soaking up studying for everybody attracted to the heritage of the pony and its use through humankind. JOHN CLARK is Curator (Medieval) on the Museum of London.

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Secondary hair grows in clusters around each guard hair. Each guard hair’s follicle has its own blood supply, nerves, touch receptors, and sebaceous gland. Sebum secreted by this gland gives each hair a waterproof shield and endows the coat with its healthy shine. Sebum also contains cholesterol, converted by sunlight to essential vitamin D and ingested when your cat grooms himself. The arrector muscle connected to each follicle lets your cat instantly fluff out his coat in response to cold (to trap warm air near his skin) or to a threat (to make him appear larger and more formidable).

16. The most interesting place in the world is on the other side of that closed door. 17. As soon as the door is opened, #16 ceases to be true. 18. It’s much easier to change your environment than change your cat. 19. It’s much easier to adjust your attitude than adjust your cat. 20. “Everything here is mine” (a message from Mewphy—and your cat). ” —Allen and Ivy Dodd Cats do no such thing. And expecting them to is a recipe for disaster—or at least mutual misunderstanding and unhappiness. Living with a cat calls for thoughtful accommodation to feline physical and psychological needs and natures, and an appreciation of the adaptations and sacrifices he’s making to fit as smoothly as he does into your life.

The tail contains from just a few to over two dozen specialized bones called caudal vertebrae, and joins the body at the sacral vertebrae. Sacrocaudalis muscles enfolding the caudal vertebrae help give the tail its ability to maintain balance and to communicate your cat’s mood and state of mind. Like a tightly controlled string of beads, the caudal vertebrae can instantaneously twist, curl, stiffen, and compress to help balance and stabilize a darting, leaping, or pouncing cat. As he gallops full speed, your cat’s tail serves as a rudder, a counterweight to compensate for course corrections.

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