Ranger Confidential : Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks, by Lankford, Andrea
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- ISBN: 9780762752638 | 0762752637
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/2/2010
Therealstories behind the scenes and 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 and disillusionment. Ranger Confidentialis story behind the scenes and scenery of the nation's crown jewelsYosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.