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The wonder of it all : 100 stories from the National Park Service

Author: Jonathan B Jarvis; Dayton Duncan; Yosemite Conservancy (Organization),
Publisher: Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Conservancy, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, which today number more than 400. Each person's NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person has plenty of material for terrific stories about living and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan B Jarvis; Dayton Duncan; Yosemite Conservancy (Organization),
ISBN: 9781930238626 1930238622
OCLC Number: 944460476
Description: xiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface by Jon Jarvis --
Foreword by Dayton Duncan --
Acknowledgments --
Getting started --
Life-changing moments --
People to remember --
Stories from the field --
Volunteer adventures --
Love of place --
Looking back, moving forward.
Other Titles: 100 stories from the National Park Service
One hundred stories from the National Park Service
Responsibility: preface by Jon Jarvis ; foreword by Dayton Duncan ; edited by Yosemite Conservancy.
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"Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, which today number more than 400. Each person's NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person has plenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America's most special places. These 100 true stories from current and past NPS employees and volunteers make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone. The writers welcome visitors, ride the rails, collar caribou, reenact and make history, and every day face the mystery of wildness -- including plenty of bears! -- all for America's public lands. Featuring more than 100 photograph and stories from 80 different parks, monuments, and historic sites, stretching from the coast of Maine to American Samoa, The Wonder of It All is sure to inspire a new generation to cherish the natural and cultural resources that the National Park Service was born to preserve."--Provided by Amazon.com.

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LIBRARY JOURNAL (January 5, 2016): "Each story is imbued with the authors' passion for their work and relates insider details that will be of interest to past and future visitors... A fun choice for Read more...

 
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