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book by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham. What Park Rangers really have to deal with in any given day and how training, stamina and attitude make all the difference. by Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham. This is a wonderful depiction of life with the National Park Service, from training to working as a Law Enforcement Officer, paramedic, naturalist, and fire fighter.

The author joined the National Park Service as a naturalist. True stories from one Park ranger's exciting life

The author joined the National Park Service as a naturalist. In the remote parks she was assigned to, she discovered a ranger must be ready for everything. True stories from one Park ranger's exciting life.

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Park Ranger True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks. Wonderful book with vivid stories about Rangers doing what they do best!

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Nancy Muleady-Mecham is an Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona State University as well as a Visiting Lecturer for the University of. .

Nancy Muleady-Mecham is an Adjunct Professor at Northern Arizona State University as well as a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Virginia Semester at Sea Program where she has taught biology at many places around the world. She has been a lifelong amateur astronomer and has taught college courses in astronomy as well as giving hundreds of Star Talks throughout the world.

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What Park Rangers really have to deal with in any given day and how training, stamina and attitude make all the difference. Theis book could almost be a reference manual, training tool and recruitment handbook for any one interested in wearing a Smoky Bear hat. The author has lived and worked in parks ranging from USS Arizona in Hawaii to the Florida Everglades with most of her career at Grand Canyon.

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Road.to sliver
I ran across this title by accident -- it looked interesting, and I bought it, being a frequent visitor to our National Parks. I thought that it would give me more-or-less an idea of what a typical ranger's day was like, but it didn't! In fact, it was much more than that! You see, Nancy Mecham is not only a ranger, but also a paramedic and a law enforcement officer. In reading the book, I learned a lot about basic law enforcement procedures and also what paramedics do on the scene.

Each chapter is a story in itself, most of the time, based on the author's own experiences. The writing style varies a little from the first chapter to the last, but this might have happened if the author compiled the manuscript over a long length of time. No matter, though -- it doesn't take away from the excitement of the book. You will find all of the stories interesting -- each in a different way.

This is a good read. Buy the book, enjoy a chapter or two at a time, and then, loan it to a friend. I especially recommend this book for a young person considering a career with the Park Service or possibly in paramedics or law enforcement. It will also make all of us better visitors to the National Parks.
Captain America
I have been a second-career park ranger for the past 17 years, working in federal, county and state park agencies, and even before that, since 1971, a wilderness search and rescue volunteer. I am a 30-year-plus EMT and was a paramedic for a while. I just wish I could have put it all down on paper as well as "Ranger Nancy" (Her phrase) has in this excellent book. This book captures the exhilaration of hanging at the end of a short-haul line, or taking that first step over a cliff on a rappel rope; the aggravation of dealing with crowds and drunks and the hope of doing everything you can to save a life, and having it work just when that hope seems lost. It is both magnificent and gut-wrenching, and Nancy realys it in great, highly readable prose. The author is a ranger, Critical Care RN, Paramedic, rescue specialist and has both Masters and PhDs on her resume, yet I never felt she was talking down to the reader. Despite adversity, her book has none of the cynicism or bitterness towards the NPS that overshadows ex-ranger Nevada Barr's novels. Ranger Nancy's stories are the real deal, and, like many of us, she obviously loves the work. She takes you with her on ambulance and rescue calls, murder and mayhem, and makes you feel like you are there. When she told the story of the murder of Ranger Joe on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and his wife having to clear the parking lot so the helicopter could land to take him to the trauma center, I had tears in my eyes and a big lump in my throat. My only criticism would be the repeated explanation of various technical terms, as if we won't remember them from chapter to chapter. Because of her extensive medical training, there is a lot of detail on the EMS and rescue part of being a ranger, but that makes for good reading for EMTs and medics, too. This rates as one of the two best books I have read about being a park ranger, along side Dan Sholly's "Guardians of Yellowstone" Well done, Ms. Muleady-Mecham!
Moonworm
As a former Seasonal Ranger and retired Firefighter-Medic, I found this to be a very good read. My only complaint is the stories did not appear to be compiled in a chronological fashion and it would have been nice to have dates just to keep the timeline. I bought the sequel too.
Goltigor
If you enjoy the outdoors, you will really enjoy this collection of stories of a lady park ranger who was stationed at several different national parks. It is hard to believe that some of these things actually happened, but they did and this book puts you on the scene. My wife and I enjoyed it very much.
Yla
The book was a gift for my Mother. She enjoyed it.
DART-SKRIMER
One remarkable woman tell her story for everyone to read. All EMTs, girls, visitors, supervisors, on and one, should read this. It definitely gives you a clear picture of the work so many Rangers do all over the US. Congrats, Nancy, for doing this book.
Hucama
Fun and entertaining. It makes you really appreciate those park rangers!
Excellent account of the experiences of a National Park Ranger, and her experiences in various parks. Her accounts of law enforcement, EMT and fire fighting experiences are enlightening. Very well written.
Park Ranger True Stories from a Ranger's Career in America's National Parks download epub
Author: Nancy Eileen Muleady-Mecham
ISBN: 0967459540
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Vishnu Temple Press; 1St Edition edition (May 1, 2004)
Pages: 244 pages