Alone Across the Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey by Dog Team

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Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, Jun 1, 2003 - Travel - 120 pages
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Eight sled dogs and one woman set out from Barrow, Alaska, to mush 2,500 miles. "Along Across the Arctic" chronicles this astounding expedition. For an entire year, Pam Flowers and her dogs made this epic journey across North America arctic coast. The first woman to make this trip solo, Pam endures and deals with intense blizzards, melting pack ice, and a polar bear. Yet in the midst of such danger, Pam also relishes the time alone with her beloved team. Their survival---her survival---hinges on that mutual trust and love.

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User Review  - EowynA - LibraryThing

This is the story of a woman who is determined to retrace the route of earlier explorers. They had travelled by dog sled from east to west - she did it west to east. She and her dogs survive, and have ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

Great story of the first woman and the first American to retrace the path Knud Amundsen took along the Arctic coast. What a thirst for adventure you'd have to have! Some great insights into the dynamics of a dog team. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Pam Flowers is the fourteenth recipient of the Gold Medal from the Society of Woman Geographers, following in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart, Margaret Mead, and Jane Goodall. Named an Outsider of the Year by OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, she has participated in nine Arctic expeditions and completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Pam is the author of ORDINARY DOGS, EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDSHIPS; ELLIE S LONG WALK; HUG A HUSKY; DOUGGIE and, along with Ann Dixon, is the coauthor of ALONE ACROSS THE ARCTIC: ONE WOMAN S EPIC JOURNEY BY DOG TEAM and BIG-ENOUGH ANNA. Pam has spoken to more than 700,000 students at over 1,200 schools and has spoken at the Smithsonian, the St. Louis Science Center, and hundreds of public libraries. Ann Dixon is the author of eight picture books for children and one nonfiction title for young adults, as well as poems, essays, and nonfiction for adults. She lives in Homer, Alaska, where she works as the director of the Homer Public Library. Her children s books have garnered numerous awards, including the National Outdoor Book Award, Ben Franklin Award, and Patricia Gallagher Award. She and her husband have two grown daughters. anndixon.net

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