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In this section you'll find an increasing number of recommended reads for mushing, sledding, or just plain old good-fun-to-read books and links.

Dog Driver: A Guide for the Serious Musher, Revised Edition

Miki Collins, Julie Collins

Learn how to: select dogs, build a team, train and condition, choose harnesses, sleds and equipment (AND how to repair them!), understand your dogs behavior, and care for them, including dealing with injuries on and off the trail. The Collins explain how to train and condition a team for all types of racing, recreational mushing, and work. How to make money with a dog team, how to prepare for a wilderness expedition, and lots more. Interwoven with amuzing incidents from the authors' own experiences in the Alaskan bush.

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

Gary Paulsen

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.

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