Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks
by Andrea Lankford (9780762752638)

Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks
 
Andrea Lankford
Release Date: 01 April 2010
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780762752638
ISBN-10: 0762752637




The "real" stories behind the scenery""of 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.

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