Iditarod Fact Book: A Complete Guide to the Last Great Race

Iditarod Fact Book: A Complete Guide to the Last Great Race

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The Iditarod Fact Book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and figures about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race including information about the dogs, mushers, organizers and volunteers, sleds and gear, distances on the trail, and a complete text of the official rules. This guide is a “must-have” reference in any school classroom studying the Iditarod.

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The Iditarod Fact Book is jam-packed with fascinating facts and figures about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race including information about the dogs, mushers, organizers and volunteers, sleds and gear, distances on the trail, and a complete text of the official rules. This guide is a “must-have” reference in any school classroom studying the Iditarod. Updated following the 2006 race, this handy guide has sections focusing on race champions, checkpoints, mushers’ clothing, the expense of running the race, inherent dangers on the trail, entry requirements, food for the dogs and drivers, race history and the Iditarod Trail Committee, pronunciations, mandatory layovers, love for the dogs, mountain passes and weather, special prizes, sponsors, strategies, vet care, and much more. Included are 20 b&w photos by official Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz and illustrations by official Iditarod artist Jon Van Zyle, a member of the Iditarod Hall of Fame.

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For true winter zealots, Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race fully earns its appellation as "the last great race." This fact book, updated through this year's race, contains comprehensive information on race history, competitors, and champions; volunteers; sleds and gear; checkpoints; mushers' clothing; mandatory layovers and other rules; veterinary care and drivers' love for the dogs; mountain passes and weather conditions; and race route and strategies. Twenty black-and-white pictures by official Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz lend added realism to this neat package.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974501499
Publisher:
Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition, New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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