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Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 9780762762682
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74. 65 MB
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For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other. Ranger Confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Great Smokies, Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.

Ranger Confidential

Author : Andrea Lankford
ISBN : 0762752637
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 38. 75 MB
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Recounts the experiences of the author while she was a national park ranger in locations across the United States.

A Park Ranger S Life

Author : Bruce W. Bytnar
ISBN : 9781604943450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 50. 48 MB
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What is a park ranger's life? A wild bear who favors Kentucky Fried Chicken A fugitive wanted in eight states A dog that saves his owner's life Wildland firefighters battling nature and fire A ghost haunting a colonial mansion Hikers who stay lost because they think searchers calling their names are wild animals Being willing to risk your life to make our parks safe and help preserve them for the future These are just a few experiences you will read about in "A Park Ranger's Life." Drawn from the thirty-two-year career of National Park Ranger Bruce W. Bytnar, you will discover what it takes to be a park ranger, what threats to visitors and resources they deal with on a daily basis, and what you can do to help protect and preserve our national heritage.

Death Daring And Disaster

Author : Farabee Jr.
ISBN : 9781461661856
Genre : History
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375 exciting tales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.

Death In Yellowstone

Author : Lee H. Whittlesey
ISBN : 9781570984396
Genre : Nature
File Size : 51. 91 MB
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Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.

National Parks And The Woman S Voice

Author : Polly Welts Kaufman
ISBN : 0826339948
Genre : Nature
File Size : 49. 98 MB
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In this updated study, Polly Kaufman discovers that staff are no longer able to fulfill the National Park Service mission without outside support.

Park Ranger

Author : Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham
ISBN : 0967459540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 72. 46 MB
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The author joined the National Park Service as a naturalist. In the remote parks she was assigned to, she discovered a ranger must be ready for everything. She gradually became qualified to handle Law Enforcement, Fire, Search and Rescue, medical emergencies and anything else Nature and visitors to the Parks throw at her. Her true stories could be the basis for Nevada Barr's fiction.

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