A Good Horse Has No Color

A Good Horse Has No Color

After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own.

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811707040

Category: Pets

Page: 243

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After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.
Categories: Pets

Ivory Vikings The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Ivory Vikings  The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

... View of Genetically Modified Food (with Nina V. Fedoroff) A Good Horse Has No Color: Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse Fiction The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler Ivory Vikings The Mystery of the Most Famous chessmen in.

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466879133

Category: History

Page: 256

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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.
Categories: History

Song of the Vikings

Song of the Vikings

... of a Viking Woman Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Food (with Nina Fedoroff) A Good Horse Has No Color: Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse Song of the Viki SNORRIAND THE MAKING OF NORSE MYTHS.

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137073716

Category: History

Page: 256

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Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. Their creator is a thirteenth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Unlike Homer, Snorri was a man of the world—a wily political power player, one of the richest men in Iceland who came close to ruling it, and even closer to betraying it... In Song of the Vikings, award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings Snorri Sturluson's story to life in a richly textured narrative that draws on newly available sources.
Categories: History

The Far Traveler

The Far Traveler

ALSO BY NANCY MARIE BROWN A Good Horse Has No Color: Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist Looks at Genetically Modified Food (coauthor) Copyright © 2007 by Nancy Marie Brown All rights reserved.

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547539393

Category: History

Page: 320

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The remarkable story of Gudrid, the female explorer who sailed from Iceland to the New World a millennium ago. Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed off the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid’s story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman’s last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the epic tales suggest it could be. Joining scientists experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid’s steps on land and in the sagas, The Far Traveler reconstructs a life that spanned—and expanded—the bounds of the then-known world. It also sheds new light on the society that gave rise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her, and illuminates the reasons for its collapse.
Categories: History

Wild Equids

Wild Equids

Mitochondrial genomes from modern horses reveal the major haplo-groups that underwent domestication. Proceedings of the National ... A good horse has no color: Searching Iceland for the perfect horse. Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, USA.

Author: Jason I. Ransom

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419107

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Readers will find new insight into the lives of the world's horses, zebras, and asses, understand the basis of our relationships with these animals, and develop a greater understanding of where equids come from and why they are worth conserving.Included in this book are detailed, state-of-the-science syntheses on Social structure, behavior, and cognition Habitat and diet Ecological niches Population dynamics Roles of humans in horse distribution through time Human dimensions and the meaning of wild Management of free-roaming horses Captive breeding of wild equids Conservation of wild equids Conservation of migrations Reintroductions Genetics and paleogenetics
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Newsletter

Newsletter

A Good Horse Has No Color : Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse by Nancy Marie Brown ( NASW ) , published by Stackpole Books . Brown , director of research publications at Penn State University writes that according to Icelandic ...

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Scandinavian Review

Scandinavian Review

... wealth and respect from a country initially unwilling to accept his art . Today , he belongs to the immortals , and Björnstad relates his life brilliantly . A Good Horse Has No Color : Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse By ...

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Category: Scandinavia

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Islands Magazine

Islands Magazine

Good Horse Has No Color (Stackpole Books, $24.95) is a wonderful chronicle of the journey Brown, a scholar of Old Norse and Icelandic sagas, takes across the country to seek out the perfect horses (which are traditionally people to whom ...

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Research Penn State

Research Penn State

The experience becam my first book , A Good Horse Has No Color Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse . The horses themselves , Icelandic horses , hav been my entrée into a whole new world . I am still a science writer , occasionally ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924094828682

Category: Research

Page: 430

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Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 2003 2004

Writer s Guide to Book Editors  Publishers  and Literary Agents  2003 2004

... 6th Edition by Dan Cragg ; Swamp Doctor : The Diary of a Union Surgeon in the Virginia and North Carolina Marshes by Thomas Lowry ; A Good Horse Has No Color : Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse by Nancy Marie Brown ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 076153735X

Category: Reference

Page: 920

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A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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