Man’s Other Best Friend
Fossil footprints in Tanzania show where our ancestors and early horses literally crossed paths
By PAT SHIPMAN
Oct. 23, 2015, WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Like me and many of the readers who will pick up her charming and deeply interesting book “The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion,” Wendy Williams has had a long and close relationship with particular horses that she has owned or ridden. She knows what it means to entrust your body to an animal many times your size whose acute perception of danger may differ substantially from your own. Few writers manage to capture the magic of that extraordinary relationship as Ms. Williams does. More to the point, she uses her skills as a prose stylist and her intelligence to guide the reader through scientific studies that tell us how the horse came to be as it is. This is quite an accomplishment."
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