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Book Title: Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra|
The author of the book: Jordan Fisher Smith
ISBN 13: 9780618711956
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.46 MB
Edition: Mariner Books
Date of issue: May 3rd 2006
Read full description of the books Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra: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.
Read information about the authorJordan Fisher Smith spent 21 years as a park and wilderness ranger in California, Wyoming, Idaho, and Alaska. NATURE NOIR, his memoir of working in the canyons of the American River during the time they were condemned to be flooded by the Auburn Dam, was a Wall Street Journal summer reading selection, a Booksense Bestseller, an Audubon magazine Editor’s Choice, and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2005 pick. His new nonfiction book, ENGINEERING EDEN about the death of Harry Eugene Walker at Yellowstone National Park in 1972 was released by Crown in June.
Jordan’s magazine features have appeared in TIME.com, Men’s Journal, Aeon, Discover, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and been nominated for awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jordan is a principal cast member and narrator of the film “Under Our Skin,” shortlisted for the 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, and appears in the 2014 sequel “Under Our Skin 2: Emergence.” He has been a guest on various nationally syndicated radio programs including NPR’s Morning Edition, On Point, Living on Earth, and National Geographic Radio.
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