The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, billed as the toughest in the world, crosses 1,000 miles of forbidding land between Whitehorse and Fairbanks, Alaska, and pits man, woman and dog against the nastiest that nature has to offer. In 'Racing the White Silence,' Canadian journalist Adam Killick follows the racers and their dogs for two weeks, taking readers not only into the heartland of the Yukon and Alaska, but into the minds of the extraordinary people who dare to race. Equally important to this story are the dogs - determined animals with a truly astonishing physiology that allows them to outperform racehorses. And then, there is the land - inaccessible, sparsely populated, and unforgiving. With eight pages of Killick's own photographs, 'Racing the White Silence' is a mesmerizing eye-witness account of the strength and courage of both man and animal, and a portrait of the great Canadian North.