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The Resource Kinds of winter : four solo journeys by dogteam in Canada's Northwest Territories, Dave Olesen

Kinds of winter : four solo journeys by dogteam in Canada's Northwest Territories, Dave Olesen

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Kinds of winter : four solo journeys by dogteam in Canada's Northwest Territories
Title
Kinds of winter
Title remainder
four solo journeys by dogteam in Canada's Northwest Territories
Statement of responsibility
Dave Olesen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After a fifteen-year career as a sled dog racer, musher Dave Olesen turned his focus away from competition and set out to fulfill a lifelong dream. Over the course of four successive winters he steered his dogs and sled on long trips away from his remote Northwest Territories homestead, setting out in turn to the four cardinal compass points - south, east, north, and west - and home again to Hoarfrost River. His narrative ranges from the personal and poignant musings of a dogsled driver to loftier planes of introspection and contemplation. Olesen describes his journeys day by day, but this book is not merely an account of his travels. Neither is it yet another offering in the genre of wide-eyed southerner meets the Arctic, because Olesen is a firmly rooted northerner, having lived and travelled in the boreal outback for over thirty years. Olesen's life story colours his writing: educated immigrant, husband and father, professional dog musher, working bush pilot, and denizen of log cabins far off the grid. He and his dogs feel at home in country lying miles back of beyond. This book demolishes many of the cliches that imbue writings about bush life, the Canadian Far North, and dogsledding. It is a unique blend of armchair adventure, personal memoir, and thoughtful, down-to-earth reflection"--Publisher's description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olesen, David
Dewey number
917.19/3044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1060
LC item number
.O44 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olesen, David
  • Dogsledding
  • Snow camping
  • Winter
  • Northwest Territories
  • Olesen, Dave
  • TRAVEL
  • Dogsledding
  • Snow camping
  • Travel
  • Winter
  • Northwest Territories
Label
Kinds of winter : four solo journeys by dogteam in Canada's Northwest Territories, Dave Olesen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compass Points, Over the Boulders, Eager -- South -- East -- North -- West -- Afterword -- Appreciations and Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: Food, Gear, and Some Notes on Winter Camping -- Appendix B: The Dogs and Their Care -- Appendix C: Some Tricks for Dead-Reckoning Navigation
Control code
883939775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771120692
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
02b37b07-66d4-418c-a19c-c2016438406f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883939775
Label
Kinds of winter : four solo journeys by dogteam in Canada's Northwest Territories, Dave Olesen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compass Points, Over the Boulders, Eager -- South -- East -- North -- West -- Afterword -- Appreciations and Acknowledgements -- Appendix A: Food, Gear, and Some Notes on Winter Camping -- Appendix B: The Dogs and Their Care -- Appendix C: Some Tricks for Dead-Reckoning Navigation
Control code
883939775
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771120692
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
02b37b07-66d4-418c-a19c-c2016438406f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883939775

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