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Author Lankford, Andrea.

Title Ranger Confidential : Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks / Andrea Lankford.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : FalconGuides, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
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Summary The real stories behind the sceneryof America’s 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 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.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.
Note Print version record.
Subject Lankford, Andrea.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
Outdoor life -- United States.
National parks and reserves -- United States.
Park rangers -- United States -- Biography.
Women park rangers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History, Local.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lankford, Andrea. Ranger confidential. Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, c2010. 9780762752638 (DLC)2010002385
Standard No. 9780762796267
ISBN 9780762796267 (e-pub)
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