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Nature noir a park ranger's patrol in the Sierra by Jordan Fisher Smith ISBN 13: 9780618224166

ISBN 10: 0618224165

Hardcover; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005; ISBN-13: 978-0618224166

Nature Noir is the intensely original story -- part Edward Abbey, part James Ellroy -- of Jordan Fisher Smith's fourteen years as a park ranger on forty-eight miles of Sierra Nevada river canyons. The gorgeous government-owned land along the American River that Fisher Smith and his band of fellow rangers have pledged to protect is (think Catch-22) condemned to be inundated by a huge dam. As Smith learns from his first day on patrol, the provisional quality of life here attracts the marginal and the pure crazy. Ranger work, in this place where wildness tends toward the human kind, includes encounters with armed miners who scour canyons for gold, drug-addled squatters, and extreme recreators who enjoy combining motorcycles, parachutes, and high bridges. Nature Noir reveals some startling truths about park rangering on America's public lands. In one heart-stopping scene, Smith comes across the corpse of a woman runner, killed and partly eaten by a mountain lion -- the first Californian to die in that way since the nineteenth century. Elsewhere, the predator on the loose may be human, and Smith goes looking for the bones of a long-missing woman in the surreal landscape around a half-constructed dam slowly reverting to wild.


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2005. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2005. Later Printing . Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. Dust Jacket is in fine condition without tears or chips or other damage. Dust jacket in mylar guard. Category: True Crime; California. ISBN: 0618224165. ISBN/EAN: 9780618224166. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7598. . 9780618224166

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Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra (.)

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U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005. light wear clean book--- stories of 14 years as a park ranger. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin . INSCRIBED by author on title page. Light edge wear, jacket rubbed with a scratch and small tear on front panel. Gift inscription on front pastedown, otherwise interior is clean. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 2005.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. 0618224165 Smith, Jordan . Nature Noir. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. 216pp. small 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. . Fine. 2005.

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Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol In The Sierra

Smith, Jordan Fisher;Fisher Smith, Jordan

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 216pp. Extremities book & Dj lightly rubbed.. Hb. VG/VG.

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New York & Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2005.. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Smith worked as a California State Park Ranger in the Auburn Recreation area - land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, and supposedly the site of a dam that was never built - his "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." Map. 216 pp.

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  • Book condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small donation stamp on title page).
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New York & Boston:: Houghton Mifflin,, 2005.. Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small donation stamp on title page).. First printing. Smith worked as a California State Park Ranger in the Auburn Recreation area - land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, and supposedly the site of a dam that was never built - his "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." Map. 216 pp.

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Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Carefully packaged for safe shipping. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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