These "Eyewitness Handbooks" are pocket-sized reference books. This particular guide looks at the world of horses, including a look at the evolution and life cycle of the horse and breed-by-breed descriptions of over 100 horses and ponies. For easier reference, at-a-glance information panels, illustrations and photographs are provided for each entry. Text provides information on key characteristics of each horse species. Master charts, maps, fact boxes and colour-coded panels make correct identification foolproof. Each individual specimen is annotated and captioned. Other books in the series are "Rocks & Minerals", "Shells", "Butterflies & Moths".