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The Resource Running north : a Yukon adventure, Ann Mariah Cook

Running north : a Yukon adventure, Ann Mariah Cook

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Running north : a Yukon adventure
Title
Running north
Title remainder
a Yukon adventure
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Ann Mariah Cook
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Language
eng
Summary
An exciting story of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race & the Cook family who, with their 32 Siberian huskies, moved from New Hampshire to Alaska to train for the race & participate in it. Annotation. What happens when a woman and her husband move their family from New Hampshire to Alaska to train a team of purebred Siberian Huskies for the world's toughest dogsled race, the Yukon Quest? They endure thousands of miles of lonely training in the Yukon trying to avoid thin ice, wolves, and rogue moose; they put up with the amused skepticism of Alaskan locals; and they pit themselves against the ultimate, fickle adversary--nature. Running North is the true story of how Ann Cook, her husband, George, and their young daughter, Kathleen, moved to Alaska and how their Siberians became the first team from the lower forty-eight states to finish the Yukon Quest. It tracks George on his horrific journey through the Yukon, recording the frostbite, the hallucinations that come with exhaustion, the wolves, and the nights out on the ice at minus ninety degrees Fahrenheit. This is the great story of man struggling against nature and surviving. But unlike most accounts of high adventure that center solely on the adventurer and the quest, Running North is also the story of Ann Cook, who drove the truck and carried the gear and kept the family together. In the tradition of My Old Man And The Sea, she tells both stories in simple, elegant prose that reveals the tragedy, joy, and folly that lie on either side of the curtain separating the adventurer from the world left behind. They run up against crazy landlords, win over gruff neighbors, drive a broken-down truck that sucks oil like Alaskans suck coffee, listen to a radio show that keeps trappers in contact with the world, meet mysterious fishermen who appear without notice and disappear without a sign, fight with a young cousin who will betray them in the end, protect their young daughter from the dangers of their new wild world, and stare awestruck at the wide sweep of Alaskan landscape. Running North is the story of two very different adventures on the edge: one among the racers braving the Yukon and the other among the people they leave behind
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1998.
Biography type
collective biography
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164941
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DLC
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1955-
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Cook, Ann Mariah
Dewey number
  • 798.8/3/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
SF440.15
LC item number
.C65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Cook, Ann Mariah
  • Cook, George
  • Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race
  • Cook, Ann Mariah
  • Cook, George
  • Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race
  • Sled dog racing
  • Women mushers
  • Mushers
  • Sled dog racing
  • Mushers
  • Sled dog racing
  • Women mushers
  • North America
  • United States
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a Yukon adventure
Label
Running north : a Yukon adventure, Ann Mariah Cook
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rdacarrier
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ocm39170031
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781565122130
Lccn
98025598
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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978156512213
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(OCoLC)39170031
Label
Running north : a Yukon adventure, Ann Mariah Cook
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39170031
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781565122130
Lccn
98025598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
978156512213
System control number
(OCoLC)39170031

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