Ranger Confidential

Ranger Confidential

Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks

eBook - 2010
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The real stories behind the scenery of Americas national parks 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 nations crown jewelsYosemite, 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.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, c2010
ISBN: 9780762796267
076279626X
9780762762682
0762762683
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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mstuart05
Aug 25, 2016

The writing is a little lackluster and sometimes confusing to follow. However, the stories and tales retold in this book are really intriguing for outdoor enthusiasts. Forget summer beach reads, pick up this summer trail read and you won't be disappointed!

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