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    Description"Polly Evans had a mission: to learn everything possible about the howling, tail-wagging world of sled dogs. Fool's errand? Or the adventure of a lifetime? The intrepid world traveler was about to find out. "In the dead of winter, Polly Evans ventured to Canada's far northwest, where temperatures plunge to minus forty and the sun rises for just a few hours each day. But though she was prepared for the cold, she never anticipated how profoundly she'd be affected by that blissful and austere place. In a pristine landscape patrolled by wolves and caribou, the wannabe musher was soon learning the ropes of arctic dogsledding, careening across the silent tundra with her own team of yapping, leaping canines. Shivering but undaunted, Polly follows the tracks of the legendary Yukon Quest, a dogsledding race more arduous than the Iditarod, witnessing a life-and-death spectacle she'll never forget. Along the way she makes a stop at the Santa Clause house in North Pole, Alaska (where the post office delivers unstamped mail), and witnesses the astonishing northern lights weaving green and red across the sky. And before the snows melt in spring, Polly will have discovered a deep affection for the loving, mischievous huskies whose courage and enthusiasm escort her through the delights and dangers of living life at the extreme--in one of the most forbidding places on earth.


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    Title
    Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman
    Subtitle
    Travels with Sled Dogs in Canada's Frozen North
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Polly Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385341110
    ISBN 10: 0385341113
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBC
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV006000
    BIC subject category V2: WSNP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO062000
    DC21: 798.83097191
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 798.83097191
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    27 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Polly Evans is very cowardly and not at all fond of danger. She does, however, have an unfortunate tendency to seek out discomfort and sometimes even downright pain, the result of which are the travel adventures It’s Not About the Tapas, a Boston Globe bestseller and People “Great Reads: Travel” pick; Fried Eggs with Chopsticks, about Polly’s journey through China; Kiwis Might Fly; and On a Hoof and a Prayer, all available from Delta. As an award-winning journalist, Polly’s work has been featured in Real Simple, Food & Wine, and on the National Geographic Travel website. When she’s not on the road, Polly lives in London.
    Review quote
    "Unlike that terrifying breed of die-hard travel writers, Polly Evans is one of us....Refreshing."--"Sunday Times Travel", UK "Evans excels at 'stranger in a strange land' travel writing ... armchair explorers will find much of interest." --"Booklist"