• Nature

The Wild Horses of Sable Island

Author: Roberto Dutesco
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: 9783832798499
Category: Nature
Page: 344
View: 6285
Sable Island, a small island off the coast of eastern Canada, is the site of some 500 wild horses, 500 shipwrecks, and 500 years of known history. Never settled, the island, also known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic," has seen temporary occupation by shipwrecked sailors, transported convicts, pirates, and wreckers. The wild horses, named for the island they inhabit, abandoned there long ago or cast ashore from wrecks, are now the only terrestrial mammals on Sable Island. Roebrto Dutesco's twenty years' documentation of Sable Island comes to you as a stunning volume of photographs, an unprecedented collection of extraordinary moments in a place uninhabited by humans, where the wild horses run free, unaware and unafraid of man. Dutesco portrays the wild beauty of these horses as well as the barren and unspoiled quality of the island, creating an immersive photographic memoir that captures the soul and spirit. The Romanian-born Canadian photographer's aim is to document and record this enchanted place for posterity, for our children's children, as an important place in Earth's history, and more so in our current moment, when unique wild places are vanishing. It is Dutesco's life project, celebrating the beauty he encountered in a place forgotten by time, desire, and conquest--Sable Island.

    • Photography

Wild and Beautiful Sable Island

Sand, Seals, Wild Horses and Shipwrecks, Nova Scotia, Canada
Author: Pat Keough,Rosemarie Keough
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780969255734
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 6422

    • Juvenile Fiction

Free as the Wind

Saving the Horses of Sable Island
Author: Jamie Bastedo,Susan Tooke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780889954465
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 6977
When the wild horses of Sable Island in Nova Scotia are rounded up and sold to make dog food, a young boy is determined to save them, so he writes a letter to the Prime Minister, in a story based on a true episode in Canada's history.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Race the Wild Wind

A Story of the Sable Island Horses
Author: Sandra Markle,Layne Johnson
Publisher: Walker Childrens
ISBN: 9780802797667
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 1985
From acclaimed science writer Sandra Markle comes a fascinating survival story about the wild horses of Sable Island. During a shipwreck, a young stallion leads a band of horses to safety on an arc of golden land-Sable Island, off the coast of Nova Scotia. In gorgeously illustrated panoramic views, readers will see how the herd quickly adapted to harsh winters before the warmth of spring brought new life and new foals. But when a severe summer storm puts the horses in danger once again, only by racing the wild wind can they survive the trials of nature in their new home.

    • Horses

The Island Horse

Author: Susan Hughes
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1554539943
Category: Horses
Page: 160
View: 3602
"Ellie believes that she will live in her little village on the coast of Nova Scotia for always. But when her father gets a job on Sable Island, she must say farewell to her beloved home and her mother's final resting place. Not even the idea of seeing the wild horses that roam the island can ease her pain of leaving. And after arriving on the sandy, windswept crescent of land, Ellie feels adrift and alone ... until one afternoon when she wakens on a dune to find herself looking into the curious eyes of a wild stallion. Little by little, as the days pass, Ellie gets closer to the beautiful chocolate-colored horse. Yet she soon discovers something that could take him away from his home, his herd, and her. Ellie has lost too much already. Will she loose her island horse, too?"--P. [2] of cover.

    • Nature

Sable Island

Author: Bruce Armstrong
Publisher: Formac
ISBN: 9780887809118
Category: Nature
Page: 192
View: 6974
Sable Island is the world's most mysterious and notorious sandbar, situated 160 kilometers offshore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much renewed attention because of proposals to make it a National Park, or a National Wilderness Area. Known for centuries as "The Graveyard of the Atlantic," its forty-kilometre length has claimed over five hundred ships since the earliest adventurers and fishing vessels sailed to North America. Even today Sable presents serious problems to navigators. The home of the world's last herds of wild horses, the island is a fragile, shifting crescent of sand and grass whose beauty and violence has fascinated and inspired countless adventurers, writers, artists and scientists for over three hundred years. Bruce Armstrong takes the reader on a personal journey to Sable. He brings to life the early shipwrecks, lifesaving establishments and settlement attempts that have marked the island's long and varied history. There are ghost stories, tales of exceptional bravery, and first-hand impressions of the island left by men and women such as Sir Humphrey Gilbert, Dorothea Dix and Alexander Graham Bell. Contemporary material about Sable is based on interviews with some of the people who live in this lonely place as lifesavers, wireless operators, conservationists, and scientific observers; their experiences contribute an immediate sense of Sable's spirit and power. Many new colour photographs by island researcher Zoe Lucas are featured in this new edition. Sable Island is an imaginative and exciting journey to the world's northern Galapagos. It is also an eloquent plea for the preservation of a unique and timeless part of Nova Scotia. Sable Island was awarded the Evelyn Richardson Prize, the pre-eminent award for non-fiction in Atlantic Canada.

The Wild Horses of Sable Island Limited Edition Book

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615620831
Page: N.A
View: 501
Roberto Dutesco's first ever publication of the Wild Horses is a lavish 365-page personal account of his intimate exploration of Sable Island. Printed and handcrafted in Bologna, Italy, and from an edition of 2,500, each book is hand-numbered and signed by the artist.

Secrets of Sable Island

Author: Marcia Pierce Harding
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)
ISBN: 9781771086080
Page: 216
View: 5677
This novel for middle-grade readers is set on Sable Island.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Return to Sable

Author: Jill Martin Bouteillier
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496971175
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
View: 9015
Both haunted and driven to discover a 100 year old secret, storyteller Jill Martin, leads the reader on a journey to one of the loneliest places in North America: Sable Island. Sculpted by wind and waves, this thin slice of grass-covered dunes for centuries has lured hundreds of ships to founder on its treacherous sand bars. Only the foolhardy or naïve dared to underestimate the dangers of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. It is to this notorious outpost a hundred miles from mainland Nova Scotia that newly appointed Superintendent of Lifesaving, RJ Bouteillier, brings his young family in 1884. In this harsh, isolated and mysterious environment far from city life, young Beatrice, a woman who challenges the prescribed roles of her sex, crosses the threshold from childhood to adulthood. Entries in the visitor’s book penned by long dead authors come to life in this engaging treasure hunt of passion and betrayal. Their stories unlock the portal to that distant past and chronicle the everyday lives of the residents of Sable Island. Coaxed ever deeper into the island’s labyrinth, the reader discovers that Sable reveals her secrets on her own terms and in her own time.

    • Poetry

Ethereal Reflections

Author: Jaie Hart
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257829033
Category: Poetry
Page: 139
View: 9332
Ethereal Reflections is a collection of poetry focused on the various facets of existence here in the Earth School. Primarily these works are focused on love, dreams and trying to figure out what life means. These poems represent a continuation of the quest to learn, live and grow from life.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Where Horses Run Free

A Dream for the American Mustang
Author: Joy Cowley,Layne Johnson
Publisher: Boyds Mills Pr
ISBN: 9781590780626
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 751
Where once a number of horses ran free now exist crowded pens where they are held, until a cowboy passes by and decides to make a difference.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Pit Pony

The Picture Book
Author: Joyce Barkhouse,Janet Barkhouse
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 9781459501430
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 6250
Pit Pony brought to life in picture book format for the younger reader

    • Horse breeds

The Last of the Wild Horses

Author: Martin Harbury,Ron Watts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781552635650
Category: Horse breeds
Page: 207
View: 9205
When The Last of the Wild Horses was first published in 1984, there were 400 Przewalski horses in the world`s zoos. Currently, the numbers are substantially increased, with the population having reached upwards of 1,200 horses worldwide. Not so very long ago, wild horses ran free throughout the world. Now, banished by civilization to a few remote and desolate outposts, they make a final stand against the continuing incursions of so-called progress. Their days, like their ranks, are plainly numbered. If nothing changes, they may be in danger of vanishing forever. For centuries, we have exhibited a profoundly ambivalent attitude toward the horse-envying its freedom while seeking to harness its power, admiring its passion for survival while methodically sealing its fate. This attitude, as we shall see, remains in force today. But today, more than ever before, wild horses require our assistance. We have rendered it impossible for them to live in splendid isolation, maintaining a romanticized and somehow independent existence far apart. They have become, through our deprivations, our responsibility.

    • Nature photography

Wild Horses of Cumberland Island

Author: Anouk Masson Krantz
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864707427
Category: Nature photography
Page: 240
View: 1415
"A nature study of Cumberland Island, one of the most desirable remote holiday locations worldwide, and the wild horses who roam it. Compiled by an award-winning photographer and the owner of the only residency on this unspoilt island."--

    • Nature

International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds

Author: Bonnie L. Hendricks
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806138848
Category: Nature
Page: 486
View: 1609
A standard reference on horse breeds, illustrated and updated Celebrating the animal that has been a stalwart servant to humankind for countless generations, Bonnie Hendricks’s International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds is the most thorough compilation of horse breeds ever attempted. The nearly four hundred entries, arranged alphabetically, include foundation breeds now extinct as well as extant breeds from across the globe. Each entry details the breed’s origin and background, size, appearance, chief use, and status (rare versus common). A list of breed associations and government departments that supplied data and photographs for the encyclopedia has been fully updated for this edition. With its breadth and depth of coverage, as well as 530 black-and-white and 32 color illustrations, the encyclopedia continues to be a standard international reference.

    • Pets

Storey's Illustrated Guide to 96 Horse Breeds of North America

Author: Judith Dutson
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429184
Category: Pets
Page: 416
View: 9970
From the Pryor Mountain Mustang to the Tennessee Walking Horse, North America is home to an amazing variety of horses. In this lavish, photograph-filled guide, Judith Dutson provides 96 in-depth profiles that include each breed’s history, special uses, conformation standards, and more. You’ll learn about homegrown favorites like the Morgan, Appaloosa, and Quarter Horse, as well as exotic imports like the Mangalarga Marchador and the Selle Français. Take a continental horse tour without ever leaving your home.

    • History

Sable Island in Black and White

Author: Jill Martin Bouteillier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781771083812
Category: History
Page: 120
View: 4598
The newest addition to the Images of Our Past series, Sable Island in Black and White is a fascinating look at day-to-day life on Nova Scotia’s most secluded outpost during the nineteenth century. Travel back in time to 1884 when author Jill Martin-Bouteillier’s great aunt, Trixie, was growing up on this isolated spit of sand 160 kilometres from the North American mainland. Trixie’s father, Robert Jarvis (R. J.) Bouteillier, was Sable Island’s superintendent, acting on behalf of the Nova Scotia government as lawmaker, doctor, dispenser of stores, and, most importantly, head of lifesaving. This narrative history—accented by more than 100 black and white family photographs of the island’s famous shipwrecks, wild horses, and visitors—tells the incredible true story of a stalwart group of ordinary people who called Sable Island home.

The Yesterlings

Secrets Among the Wild Horses of Sable Island
Author: Peter Kelton
Publisher: Peter Kelton DBA as Edit Ink
ISBN: 9780692183137
Page: 330
View: 1151
A yachting expedition to film a remote Canadian island famed for wild horses and shipwrecks uncovers an Argentine dandy's hoax and secrets. New Orleans femme fatale Geraldine investigates his claim he was raised by those horses when his father shipwrecked and discovers the raw truth of Sable Island, figuratively a literary fiction of adventure, mystery, suspense, myth, romance and desire.

    • Nature

Sable Island

The Strange Origins and Curious History of a Dune Adrift in the Atlantic
Author: Marq de Villiers,Sheila Hirtle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802719393
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 8962
The story of a small but deadly sand dune in the middle of the North Atlantic Sable Island-one hundred miles due east of Nova Scotia, in the midst of the worst weather in the North Atlantic-is a thirty mile-long sand dune, uninhabited except by a couple of government agents who maintain an outpost and by bands of wild horses that have populated the island for more than two hundred years. Yet this small place illuminates grand and global themes, both human and natural. There is evidence that Sable may have been discovered as early as the fifteenth century, and it has been the subject of several failed colonization efforts by Portugal, France, the Basques, and even a group of prominent Bostonians, including the uncle of John Hancock. For centuries before lifesaving global positioning technology, Sable terrorized legions of mariners crossing from Europe to America-more than five hundred ships have been wrecked on its shores, fully ten disasters for every mile of coastline. Sable is constantly moving, its beaches disappearing and reappearing in storms, its very body in slow motion to the east. Because of this, it is a metaphor for the way the planet governs itself, because to appreciate Sable is to understand the workings of the great ocean currents, the winds and the North Atlantic gale, and the forces of entropy. Impressive in the array of its knowledge, Sable Island is a lyrical ode to one of nature's wonders.