Wild Horses Living Symbols of Freedom Author:Craig C. Downer Craig C. Downer has observed and studied the behavior, ecology and evolution of wild horses and burros in his native state of Nevada, as elsewhere in the West and in the world, throughout his life. He received his A.B. in Biology in 1972 at the University of California at Berkeley, his M.S. in Biology in 1976 at the University of Nevada in Reno ... more »and has nearly completed his Ph.D. in wildlife ecology.
He has gained an understanding of and feel for desert and mountain ecosystems and the ecology and movement patterns of a wide variety of grazing and browsing herbivores. What particularly qualifies him for writing this book are the many days he has spent since he was a boy observing the wild horses, particularly in the panoramic Pine Nut range rising east of his home in Carson Valley, which abuts the lofty Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe.
His writings include several scientific and popular articles on wild horses, mountain tapirs and wilderness areas, encyclopedia articles, and illustrated book of poetry titled Streams of the Soul (www.publishamerica.com/books/10040) and a book on the evolution of all kinds from a spiritual standpoint: The Spiritual Evolution.
He has traveled in Europe, the Middle East, including India and Nepal, as well as throughout South and Central America, Canada and the United States, thus gaining a more universal outlook on life. He has worked as a wildlife ecologist starting in Columbia with the Peace Corps and continuing in a doctoral study of the endangered mountain tapir in Ecuador's world heritage Sangay National Park. He currently heads the Andean Tapir Fund (www.andeantapirfund.com) and works to reinstate the returned native wild horses in larger viable populations in their legal, but now largely emptied, herd areas on BLM and USFS lands throughout the west.
This book includes a forward by Velma Johnston, alias "Wild Horse Annie" and Chapters such as: History of the Wild Horse, Wild Horses in their Natural State, Adaptability of Wild Horses, Man's Attitude Toward the Wild Horse, and Lesson to Mankind From the Wild Horse.
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