Nature Noir A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra

ISBN-10: 0618711953
ISBN-13: 9780618711956
Edition: 2006
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Description: A nature book unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

A nature book unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded -- brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures. In unflinchingly honest prose, he reveals the unexpectedly dark underbelly of patrolling and protecting public lands.

Jordan Fisher Smith has been a park ranger for more than twenty years in Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, and California. Nature Noir is his first book. He lives with his wife and two young children in the northern Sierra Nevada.

Prologue
A Day in the Park
It Never Rains in California
Career Development
Occurrence at Yankee Jims Bridge
Rocks and Bones
The Bridge over Purgatory
A Natural Death
Finch Finds His Roots
Crossing the Mekong
As Weak as Water
Eight Mile Curve
Epilogue
Acknowledgments

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