horse in motion
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'The horse in motion as shown by instantaneous photography, with a study of animal mechanics founded on anatomy and the revelations of the camera in which is demonstrated the theory of quadrupedal locomotion.' This book was published under the auspices of Leland Stanford, former California governor and founder of Stanford University, who wagered a friend that a race horse at full gallop would take all four feet off the ground at once. Contains 107 illustrations and photographs (including colour lithographs, heliotypes, photogravures and wood engravings after photographs by Eadweard Muybridge) demonstating the movement of horses and other animals.