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year of the horsetails

Robert Tapsell

year of the horsetails

science fiction.

by Robert Tapsell

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Published by Sidgwick andJackson .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published (B675979),Hutchinson,1967.

The Physical Object
Pagination180p.,19cm
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14985261M
ISBN 100283354917

When: young shoots in the spring, roots all year Nutritional Value: minerals Other uses: These plants contain a large amount of silica which makes them excellent for scrubbing dishes in the wild. They also contain some very astringent compounds which makes mashed-up horsetails an excellent clotting agent to help stop bleeding. Being a relative of ferns, common horsetail does not reproduce via pollen but via spores which are borne on the plant’s reproductive stems. Equisetum arvense has a long history of cultural use with Native Americans and ancient Roman and Chinese physicians using it to treat a variety of ailments. It is still of interest today as an herbal.

In YEAR OF THE HORSETAILS, the nomads are the Tugars, who rule a vast empire surrounded by vassal states. Every year the supreme ruler of the Tugars, the Kagan, mounts an expedition to a neighboring state, destroying their towns and villages, stealing their crops and cattle, slaughtering the fighting men, and carrying off the women and children. Equisetum (/ ˌ ɛ k w ɪ ˈ s iː t əm /; horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass) is the only living genus in Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds.. Equisetum is a "living fossil", the only living genus of the entire subclass Equisetidae, which for over million years was much more diverse and dominated the understorey of late Paleozoic forests.

Horsetail definition is - any of a genus (Equisetum of the order Equisetales) of lower tracheophytes comprising perennial, spore-producing plants that spread by creeping rhizomes and have leaves reduced to nodal sheaths on the hollow jointed ribbed shoots. The Year of the Horsetails. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars * Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here. Upcoming Events. No scheduled events/5(22).


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Out of 5 stars The year of the horsetails. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on Octo Verified Purchase. Very good story line throughout this book will read more of authors work.

Will look for more books from this author. Read more. Helpful. Sending feedback /5(). A Brilliant piece of Historical Fiction I remember reading my first stunning piece of Steppe nomad based historical fiction as if it were yesterday; RF Tapsell’s The Year of the Horsetails, I must have borrowed it from year of the horsetails book library and read it a dozen times when in my early ally in the ’s I found a much battered copy in a second hand book shop in Adelaide, though broken dog /5.

The Year of the Horsetails - Kindle edition by Tapsell, R. F., O'Leary, Daniel, Posner, Christopher. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Year of the Horsetails/5(). The Year of the Horsetails on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Year of the Horsetails/5(). Tapsell wrote three historical novels and one non-fiction book on European royal dynasties. The Year of the Horsetails () was his first novel. It is set in Eastern Europe at the juncture of the Eurasian steppes and the Carpathian Mountains. The time is somewhere in the early Middle Ages, probably between A.D.

"The Year of the Horsetails" was first published in It is a brilliant historical novel that is most probably set in the vast Eurasian steppe, during the early Dark Ages, or late Middle Ages.

The novel unfolds as Bardiya, a Saka tribesman, escapes from the feared Tugar army.4/5(3). Year of the Horsetails is a great example of historical fiction that Tapsell keeps short and to the point, but still very information and interesting, and a delight for any fan of the genre.

--Alex Telander: City Book Review Early Middle Ages, Eastern Europe. Nomadic hordes, the fierce Turgons under the rule of their charismatic leader, the Reviews: out of 5 stars The Year of the Horsetails R. Tapsell. Reviewed in Australia on 12 April Verified Purchase. Excellent story, well written - has always been a favourite and was a genuine bargain.

This book should not be missed. Read more. Helpful. Sending feedback Reviews: The Year of the Horsetails by R. Tapsell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Giant horsetail (E.

praealtum) of North America and Asia, which reaches metres ( feet), also is shoot has as many as 48 ridges. The giant horsetail of Europe (E. telmateia) is about the same height as common scouring tallest of all horsetails is a slender South American species (E. giganteum), which sometimes grows to 10 metres (about 32 feet) in height with a.

Horsetails Equisetum sp. Horsetails have deep, long rhizomes that periods of the year are preferred habitat. These soils are usually slightly acidic, but Britain () and the Irish Red Data Book () do not list field and marsh horsetails and they are considered common. Horsetails are perennial reproduce via spores instead of seeds.

Fertile stems appear before the sterile ones and are small, pale, and unbranched. These stems form a cone-like, spore-producing structure at the top of the stem. Horsetails grow extensive rhizome systems and can be very difficult to eliminate should an infestation occur.

Buy The Year of the Horsetails by R. Tapsell, Christopher Posner from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ The Year of the Horsetails is a historical novel, written by R.F. Tapsell and published in by Alfred A.

Knopf, that is set on the Eurasian Steppe, probably in the area now known as Eastern time frame of the book is not specified, but is probably set between the birth of Attila the Hun in AD, and the rise of the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan in AD.

THE YEAR OF THE HORSETAILS. cross the width of Eurasia from Manchuria to the Carpathians, a vast plain extends, a natural sea of grass bordered on the north by the Russian and Siberian forests and on the south by the deserts, the inland seas and high ranges of Central Rating: % positive.

"The Year of the Horsetails" was first published in It is a brilliant historical novel that is most probably set in the vast Eurasian steppe, during the early Dark Ages, or late Middle Ages. The novel unfolds as Bardiya, a Saka tribesman, escapes from the feared Tugar army.

He encounters some members of the Drevich tribe, in the rugged steppe landscape, and ends up living with : Maria Beltran. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Year of the Horsetails at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

The Year of the Horsetails (). A celebrated historical novel set on the Eurasian Steppe that follows the exploits of Bardiya, a Saka tribesman who is a fugitive from the dreaded Mongol-like Tugars. He is adopted by the Drevich, a Slav people whom he teaches to. Genre/Form: Fiction History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tapsell, R.F., Year of the horsetails.

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The book is fiction but I suspect gives a pretty good view of what life and war was like in the period of time, both for the nomads and the agricultural people. It was a great story, I Reviews: Eastern Europe: early Middle Ages.

The nomad warrior Bardiya must flee from the evil empire of the Mongol-like Tugars and their ruthless Kagan. He receives hospitality from the sedentary Slavic Drevich people; but fears that they also might succumb to the might of the Tugar empire.

Will he be able to convince them of their danger and teach them the skills necessary to defeat their new enemy?Horsetail is an herb that has a very high concentration of silica and is great for skin and hair.

It can be used externally and internally with caution.