Book Review: Poseidon's Steed

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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Book Review: Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, From Myth to Reality:

    My Dad got me this great book for my birthday: Poseidon's Steed: The Story Of Seahorses From Myth To Reality by Helen Scales, PH.D. Here's an excerpt from page one:

    "Peer at a seahorse, briefly hold one up to the light, and you will see a most unlikely creature, something that you would hardly believe was real... Should we presume these odd-looking creatures were designed by a mischievous god who had some time on her hands? Rummaging through a box labeled "spare parts" she finds a horse's head and, feeling a desire for experimentation, places it on top of the pouched torso of a kangaroo. This playful god adds a pair of swiveling chameleon eyes and the prehensile tail of a tree-dwelling monkey for embellishment- then she stands back to admire her work. Not bad, but how about a suit of magical color-changing armor, a perfect fit, and a crown borrowed from a fairy princess, shaped as intricately and uniquely as human fingerprint? Shrink it all down to the size of a chess piece and the new creature is complete."

    In this book, Dr. Scales explores the world of the seahorse from a marine biologists point-of-view. She looks at the mystique of these beautiful creatures and explores the fascination humans have held for them throughout history. It is a lovely little book that reminds us what an important creature the seahorse is both as a historical icon and as a member of the oceans of our world. This book shed's light on the importance of our important role as stewards of the seahorse. I highly recommend this book.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Poseidons-Steed-Story-Seahorses-Reality/dp/159240474X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256654118&sr=8-1]Amazon.com: Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality (9781592404742): Ph.D., Helen Scales: Books[/ame]

    Catherine
     
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    thanks for the review that sounds like a great book
     
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    Catherine, Do you think they'll make it into a movie? I get sleepy when I read. :lol: :mrgreen:
     
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    Now I'll have to order that book.
     
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