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The New Complete Alaskan Malamute

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The New Complete Alaskan Malamute is a spectacular panorama of a book about a breed with an evolutionary history like no other. Authors Riddle and Harris begin by tracing the origins of the Eskimo peoples to whom these wonderful dogs first belonged, using the anthropologists' Theory of Radiation on prehistoric migration across the Bering Strait. They then tell the story of the central role that this heroic native dog has played in some of the most exciting and dangerous episodes in American history: the search ...
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1990 Hard cover 2nd ed. Inventory mark on the edge. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 259 p. Audience: General/trade.

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Overview

The New Complete Alaskan Malamute is a spectacular panorama of a book about a breed with an evolutionary history like no other. Authors Riddle and Harris begin by tracing the origins of the Eskimo peoples to whom these wonderful dogs first belonged, using the anthropologists' Theory of Radiation on prehistoric migration across the Bering Strait. They then tell the story of the central role that this heroic native dog has played in some of the most exciting and dangerous episodes in American history: the search for a Northwest passage to Asia, the Klondike gold rush, Admiral Byrd's explorations of the Antarctic. Malamutes even did their part in World War II, as pack and search-and-rescue dogs.

The present-day versatility of these extraordinary dogs is celebrated in chapters on backpacking, search and rescue, and weight pulling. Finally, this richly informative book tells Malamute owners everything they need to know about emergency first-aid, medical problems, The Alaskan Malamute Protection League, and the all-important interpretation of the Standard.

The first new edition of the most definitive text that captures the essence of a remarkable breed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876050088
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1990
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.93 (d)

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