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Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks by Andrea Lankford
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, and Denali. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.
- 256 pages
- Dimensions: 6" x 9"
More than 60 years after the publication of their first title, Globe Pequot Press® is now a mid-sized publisher and distributor with deep roots in major category publishing. Their imprints include FalconGuides - the leading outdoor recreation line in the country - as well as award-winning regional interest and travel programs.
They employ a full-time staff of approximately 100 personnel who publish, produce, market, and distribute a list of approximately 400 Gobe Pequot Press and 300 distribution titles each year. The corporate offices are in Guilford, Connecticut, and their 75,000 sq. ft. distribution facility is located in Springfield, Tennessee.