Horns Tusks and Flippers

HORNS AND ANTLERS them , nor did most pigs , peccaries or entelodonts . No horse The most striking features of ruminants are their cranial has ever had ...

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871351

Category: Nature

Page: 311

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Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, hoofed mammals have been the planet's dominant herbivores. Native to all continents except Australia and Antarctica, recent paleontological and biological discoveries have deepened understanding of their evolution. This text reveals their evolutionary history.

Horns Pronghorns and Antlers

This book, which deals with evolution, morphology, physiology, and behavior, has not been devised as a comprehensive review of the subject of horns, prong horns, and antlers; rather, it is a series of chapters stimulating thoughts, discus ...

Author: George A. Bubenik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461389666

Category: Science

Page: 562

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Since the first drawings left on walls of ancient caves, human beings have been fascinated with that unique phenomenon of the animal kingdom, the presence of horns and antlers. From the mythical ''unicorn'' exercising the power over life and death to the perceived aphrodisiacal and other medical properties of rhinoceros horns and growing antlers, these conspicuous protuberances have had a significant place in the history of mankind. Part of that ancient interest in antlers and horns was due to their value as sym bols of masculinity; this interest persists today in trophy hunting, an honorable tradition carried on for centuries in many countries of the world. This book, which deals with evolution, morphology, physiology, and behavior, has not been devised as a comprehensive review of the subject of horns, prong horns, and antlers; rather, it is a series of chapters stimulating thoughts, discus sions, and initiation of new studies. As editors, we did not interfere with the content of articles nor with the opin ions and interpretations of our contributors, and we left them to decide whether to accept the suggestions of our reviewers. Despite the fact that various aspects of cranial appendages have been studied since the end of the eighteenth century, many controversial views still exist, as witnessed in various chapters of this book.

School of Horns

Grab life by the horns!

Author: Mita Aoi

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 1975353951

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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Grab life by the horns! In a world where horns are the defining trait of magic beings, larger horns mean more powerful magic! Eru, a freshman at a school for magic, is self-conscious about how tiny his horns are compared to those of his new classmates -- Not only is his magic so weak it is barely noticeable, but things have a habit of going awry when he is around. He is the complete opposite of Rihito, one of the top students of their grade with exceptionally strong magic...who is Eru's roommate!? And already seems to hate him!? With their continued encounters, will Eru continue to discover just how inferior his strength is? Or maybe, he just might find some power of his own...

Microwave Horns and Feeds

6.4.3 Design of pyramidal horns The curves given in Figures 6.14 and 6.15 can be used to design pyramidal horns . Detailed information is given by Milligan ...

Author: A. David Olver

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 9780780311152

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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This monograph is devoted to the theory, design, performance and application of microwave horns and feeds for reflector antennas. It is a collaboration between the microwave antenna group at Queen Mary and Westfield College and the electromagnetic group at the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

Horns Strings and Harmony

Engaging, accessible introduction to structure and sound-making capacities of piano, violin, trumpet, bugle, oboe, flute, saxophone, many other instruments.

Author: Arthur H. Benade

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486173593

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Engaging, accessible introduction to structure and sound-making capacities of piano, violin, trumpet, bugle, oboe, flute, saxophone, many other instruments. Also, how to build your own trumpet, flute, clarinet. Includes 76 illustrations. Bibliography.

Horns and Halos

Horns and halos : towards the blessing of darkness / Michael DeMaria . p . cm . — ( The Reshaping of psychoanalysis ; v .

Author: Michael DeMaria

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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This book explores the roots of human hatred which emerges from the soil of intimacy. Michael DeMaria, in the process of revealing traditional psychology's failure to articulate a meaningful under-standing of human emotion and, in particular, hate, moves towards an existential phenomenological description of hating in intimacy. He fleshes out this description with a case study that shows the paralyzing effects of self-hate. Finally, by pulling together findings in philosophy, anthropology and feminism, DeMaria opens the door to a new vision of human becoming and a psychology of good and evil.

The Tootler s Tutorial History Horns and Calls

The serious horn player wants a good horn, and if he cannot find one the only possibility left is to have one made. There are many brass instrument ...

Author: Grace Yaglou

Publisher: Carriage Assoc. of America


Category: Music

Page: 33

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Grace Yaglou has researched many horn calls, and has collected a variety of horns used on coaches. She is considered an authority on coach horns and post horns, and has sounded these horns. It is her hope to see others continue to sound the calls of our past and to create their own unique and individual calls.


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Author: Rebecca Rissman

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406224308

Category: Horns

Page: 24

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This title introduces readers to horns, how they help animals to survive, and how different they can look.

Horns and Trumpets of the World

The end-blown we shall discuss with the other Bronze Age horns such as the Danish lur and ... and only in Ireland, of all the European horn-blowing peoples, ...

Author: Jeremy Montagu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810888823

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Humanity has blown horns and trumpets of various makes and models, lengths and diameters since prehistoric times. In Horns and Trumpets of the World, the eminent scholar Jeremy Montagu surveys the vast range in time and type of this instrument that has accompanied everything in human history from the war cry to the formal symphony, from the hunting call to the modern jazz performance. No work on this topic offers as much detail or so many illustrations—over 150, in fact—of this remarkable instrument. Montagu’s examination looks at horns constructed from seaweed, cane, bamboo, shell, wood, ivory, and metal and encompasses instruments of the Bible, from the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, and, following the Industrial Revolution, the modern era.

The golden horns

Mythic Imagination and the Nordic Past John L. Greenway. ~-_-. _,,..,.--,.,- /4...» r 7»///' <?~//an--r K7-I17' -\ THE GOLDEN HORNS I _ M 1&5 Q JOHN L.






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Unlocking Horns

Once inside the enclosure , the cows invariably got their horns tangled . Because of this experience with the cattle locking their horns , there is a saying ...

Author: David Nivonzima

Publisher: Barclay Press

ISBN: 9780913342978

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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He woke up the next morning with a thunderous hangover, a raging headache ... and a pair of horns growing from his temples. At first Ig thought the horns were a hallucination, the product of a mind damaged by rage and grief.

Author: Joe Hill

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9780575120693

Category: Fiction

Page: 437

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Now a major Hollywood film starring Daniel Radcliffe: read it first, if you dare ... Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache ... and a pair of horns growing from his temples. Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty. Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power - with just a touch he can see people's darkest desires - to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge; it's time the devil had his due.

Heads Hides and Horns

... Bison occidentalis, became the immediate ancestor of our modern buffalo.3 A second theory holds that since the horns and skeletons of recent bison are ...

Author: Larry Barsness

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0875655157

Category: History

Page: 234

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This thoroughly researched and superbly written book combines history, myth, folklore, and fiction to tell the story not only of the buffalo but of the relationship between buffalo and man on the North American continent. Synthesizing larger and longer histories of this unique animal, this book traces the history of the buffalo from the time it led man to North America, fed him, clothed him, and housed him. As buffalo increased in numbers, they became central to the culture of the Great Plains Indians who lived surrounded by them. Much of the Indian way of life was related to knowledge of and reverence for the buffalo. When the European white man arrived, he lived off the buffalo as he explored the continent. Later, he slaughtered the great herds of animals when they trampled his crops, stopped his railway trains, and fed the Indians who fought him for the land. But when extinction threatened the buffalo, the white man was challenged by the idea of saving the animal, an idea that captures the imagination of Americans yet today. Heads, Hides & Horns traces this major history in a thousand small stories, with directions for tanning, recipes for cooking, stories of tenderfeet and hide hunters, Metis from Canada who searched for bones, ciboleros from Mexico who hunted buffalo in Texas, and hundreds of anecdotes and first-person accounts. Over one hundred illustrations accompany the lively text. The pictorial research behind this book is as thorough as the textual study, and the illustrations include works by major artists of the period - Karl Bodmer and Frederic Remington, for example - along with actual period photographs. Combining the best of art and history told in an anecdotal and readable manner, Heads, Hides & Horns offers fascinating reading for anyone interested in the American West, its culture, traditions, and ecology.

Rabbits with Horns and Other Astounding Viruses

Horns: Human. Papillomavirus. The storiesabout rabbits with hornscirculated forcenturies. Eventually they crystallized into the myth of the jackalope.

Author: Carl Zimmer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022604873X

Category: Science

Page: 32

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Viruses are the smallest living things known to science, yet they hold the entire planet in their sway. Rabbits with Horns and Other Astounding Viruses explores the bizarre places viruses dwell, and considers the often unexpected ways they influence our world. From agricultural production and crystal caves to rabbits with horns and cervical cancer, viruses are behind many of the wonders—some fascinating, some frightening—of the natural world, as well as some of our greatest medical challenges. Through his engaging considerations of the tobacco mosaic virus, viruses in ocean algae, and the human papillomavirus, award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer brings us up to speed on the nuances and depth of today's cutting-edge scientific research on virology.

Ralph Compton By the Horns

And then there were their horns. Incredible, unbelievable horns, swept wide and curved outward, not up. Horns six feet across on the black longhorn, ...

Author: Ralph Compton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101177426

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A cattle drive turns bloody in this western in the USA Today bestselling Ralph Compton series... Luke Deal and his gang are murderers many times over. And Owen, the foreman of the Bar 40 ranch, has interrupted their depravities one time too many. Now a business representative for some British cattle ranchers is buying one of the Bar 40’s best longhorns, and driving it from Texas to Wyoming. Owen and three of the Bar 40’s toughest cowhands are escorting the English tenderfoot on this snake-infested, rustler ambush-laden, hell-for-leather trip. For the greenhorn, it will be the adventure of a lifetime. For the cowboys, it’s what they do. But for Luke Deal’s pack of rabid human wolves, it will be the chance to settle a very old score... More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!