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Dirt Work An Education in the Woods

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ISBN-10: 0807001007

ISBN-13: 9780807001004

Edition: 2013

Authors: Christine Byl

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A lively and lyrical account of one woman’s unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work Christine Byl took a seasonal job with the National Park Service as a “trail dog” in Montana’s Glacier National Park, maintaining trails for the millions of visitors it draws every year. This college graduate arrived with little experience or muscle, but she quickly learned how to clear trees, move boulders, and build stairs in the back country. In addition to the colorful characters with whom she worked, her primary tutors were the tools in her hands: the axes, shovels, and chainsaws. Byl expected that her tenure at the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/16/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English