The Fan Hitch PostScript
Number 7, posted
Sept. 2020
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From the Editor: The Art of Storytelling

Driving Dogs During the Golden Era of Antarctic Exploration

A Bridge of Ice

Book Review: Burnt Snow

“Arctic-adapted dogs emerged at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition”

QIMMEQ research paper podcast

New payment option: Ken MacRury’s master’s thesis

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New Payment Option for
The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History

Ken MacRury’s 1991 master’s thesis, The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History, is the all-inclusive academic source of information focused on the aboriginal landrace Inuit Sled Dog. In their recently published book, QIMMEQ – The Greenland Sled Dog, the QIMMEQ Project, the Danish/Greenlandic interdisciplinary research mission about the sled dog culture and the origin and genetic history of the sled dog, praises MacRury’s thesis as “…the most accurate and comprehensive overview of our knowledge about sled dogs so far.”

Since 2003, MacRury has generously given exclusive rights to The Fan Hitch to print, distribute and retain the profits from his copyrighted The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History. This income has been used solely to pay thesis reproduction costs, pay for our website and make donations of thesis copies as well as outright monetary gifts to organizations who benefit the traditional Inuit Sled Dog in some way.

Interest in The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History has demonstrated universal  and worldwide appeal. Although The Fan Hitch cannot accept credit cards, and payment until now had to be by check or money order U.S. Dollars, we will begin offering PayPal as a payment option for all international buyers. As The Fan Hitch runs very lean financially, there will have to be a fee for this service and that is what PayPal charges us for a country’s currency conversion. The single copy purchase fee is quite small, usually a couple of dollars. This will be detailed in the invoice sent to those interested in making a purchase.

As of this writing the cost of one copy remains at $20.00. However it is expected that this will likely be impossible to maintain after our current supply is depleted as printing costs have increased. As far as shipping costs are concerned, we are at the mercy of our postal system.