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Title:
Yukon Quest : the 1,000-mile dog sled race through the Yukon and Alaska : includes 1998 race rules and 1984 to 1998 musher lists and results
Author:
Firth, John, 1953-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Whitehorse, Yukon : Lost Moose, 1998.
Physical Description:
277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781896758039
Format :
Book

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Central Library SF440.15 .F55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

By telling the story of one race in detail, Firth follows the teams as they travel on the fractured ice of the Yukon River, through rugged, northern wilderness, over windswept mountains, in blizzards and bone-chilling cold. Yukon Quest shows in vivid detail the enormous commitment involved in caring for up to 14 dogs in a team. The book also includes anecdotes from all the races and a list of all the mushers who have ever participated, along with race results.


Author Notes

John Firth was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Firth has worked as a journalist, prospector, laboratory technician, World Cup X-Country Ski championships public relations director, theatre owner, and financial advisor. He is the Chairperson of the Yukon Foundation - the Yukon's only charitable organization that funds artists and writers. Firth has received the Yukon Commissioners Award for his work in preserving Yukon history and culture and is a member of the Up Here magazine editorial advisory board.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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