The Fan Hitch Volume 11, Number 3, June 2009

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog
In This Issue....

From the Editor: A Virtual Fan Hitch

Inuit Sled Dogs Achieve Distinguished Visibility

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

New Resource of Polar Exploration Images

In Passing: Remembering Kevin Walton


Book Review: Huskies/My Friends, the Huskies

Evolutionary Changes in Domesticated Dogs:
The Broken Covenant of the Wild, Part 2

Behavior Notebook:
Comparative Behavior Studies in The Netherlands


In the News

Canadian Animal Assistance Team's
2009 Northern Clinics


The Chinook Project's Early Start on Veterinary Clinics


IMHO: Why Inuit Dogs?


Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch


Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page


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New Website a Huge Resource
of Polar Exploration Images


Scott Polar Research Institute has recently debuted Freeze Frame – Historic Polar Images, 1845 – 1982.  Launched March 4, 2009, Freeze Frame is "…the result of a two-year digitisation project that brings together over 20,000 of these photographs from both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and makes these photographs accessible online. Here you can discover the polar regions through the eyes of those explorers and scientists who dared to go into the last great wildernesses on earth." Photos are identified with information from the original sources. These images are also available for purchase.

This enormous catalog of images is easily searchable and will reveal scores of sled dog photographs from all over the polar globe, many taken during the golden age of exploration by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey/British Antarctic Survey who next month will be honoring the contribution made by British Antarctic huskies (see the "British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Memorial Update" elsewhere in this issue).
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