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National Park Ranger : An American Icon - Charles R. Farabee

National Park Ranger

An American Icon

Paperback Published: 4th June 2003
ISBN: 9781570983924
Number Of Pages: 192

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Dressed in the familiar gray and green uniform and crowned with the traditional "Smokey the Bear" hat, the National Park Service Ranger is symbolic of many things in American culture: protection and preservation, education and enlightenment, solitude and self-sufficiency. In the past, rangers spent most of their working hours alone-patrolling miles of trails, often in dismal weather conditions, to force out wildlife poachers. Now, the modern ranger may be a law-enforcement official, naturalist, historian, or river guide. In this celebration of one of America's most enduring symbols, former ranger Butch Farabee briefly reviews the evolution of this national symbol. Packed with entertaining anecdotes and illustrated with over one hundred archival photographs, this book not only provides fascinating insight into the diversity of roles a park ranger must play, but also honors the unique people dedicated to guarding and maintaining this country's irreplaceable treasures.

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Farabee not only explores a ranger's role but also touches on the establishment of the National ark Service, the introduction of women rangers, and early resource management. Readers will enjoy the abundance of archival photographs, ranger profiles, and numerous other features.--Jo-Anne Mary Benson "Library Journal "

Forewordp. v
Introduction: The National Park Rangerp. vii
The Ranger: Genesis of an Ideap. 1
The Soldiersp. 9
Early Rangersp. 17
Symbols of Protectionp. 27
Creating the National Park Servicep. 37
The Evolution of Interpretationp. 41
Early Years of Resource Managementp. 55
Women Rangersp. 71
Greats of the Green and Gray: The Ranger Hall of Famep. 81
Ranger Dangerp. 95
How Do You Become a Ranger?p. 131
The Ranger Lifep. 147
Appendixp. 163
Contributorsp. 173
For Further Readingp. 174
Indexp. 176
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781570983924
ISBN-10: 1570983925
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 4th June 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 18.03  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.39

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