The Fan Hitch Volume 9, Number 1, December 2006

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Looking back, looking ahead

Featured Inuit Dog Owner: Sandy Hagan

Defining the Inuit Sled Dog

The Great Arctic Hunter Game

In the News

Fan Mail

A Time to Remember the Dogs

Book Review: The Doggy Men

Inuit Dog Thesis 15th Anniversary Edition

Tip:  Seeing and Not Hearing

Product Review: Delivering the Goods

IMHO: A Few Thoughts about the Final Report on the Dog Slaughters

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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Editor: Sue Hamilton
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Announcing the 15th Anniversary Edition of Ken MacRury’s

The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History

The debut of the fourth printing of The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History coincides with the 15th anniversary of its 1991 submission in completion of Ken MacRury’s Master of Philosophy in Polar Studies degree from Darwin College, the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. 

The first three printings by the ISDI were formatted based on how it was produced by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center (PWNHC) in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, after its submission to SPRI and completion of MacRury's master's program. It had only recently come to light that there were eight other plates in the original submission that were not included by PWNHC. This fourth ISDI printing includes all nine plates, four of them in full color. Additionally, Ken has personally signed each copy of this anniversary edition of our fourth printing. 

The material included remains timeless and relevant. It is the most comprehensive scientific publication written about the oldest of all purebred polar dogs. The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History is a must have for anyone involved with sled dogs as well as those with an interest in understanding how the Inuit Dog proved to be an essential means of the survival of arctic people for four thousand years.

The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History by Ian Kenneth MacRury is professionally printed and bound. It is 70 pages long on 8.5 x 11 inch heavyweight paper. The front and back covers are of card stock. Single copy prices are $18.00 USD plus shipping within the US  of $4.05 (for up to 3 units) and to Canada $3.25 USD per unit. For multiple copy, wholesale pricing and shipping outside the U.S and Canada, please contact: Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, Connecticut 06791, USA; 1-860-485-9088 phone or Checks or money orders must be payable in US dollars and should be made out to "ISDI-Sue Hamilton". Payment may also be made by PayPal if funds are drawn on a checking account, NOT a credit or debit card.

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