Men for the mountains

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McClelland and Stewart, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 270 pages
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As a park warden in the national parks of Canada's Rocky Mountains, Sid Marty came to know that beautiful and treacherous landscape as few men or women do. He was a mountain climber, rescue team member, firefighter, wildlife custodian, and adviser to tourists, adventurers, and people passing through. At all times, he was an acute observer of human and animal behaviour. In these pages he records with wry wit and bitter insight true stories of heroism and folly drawn from life in the high country.
Marty writes vividly about a land and a way of life that are increasingly endangered. The visceral energy of his prose compels attention. This is a compulsive, alarming, and often hilarious read.

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Funny and insightful book that shares the tribulations, triumphs, and learnings of serving as a park ranger. Wish he'd written more books because he's spot on on so many angles of management--both of natural resources and humans. Read full review

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One of my top 5 of all time. If you've ever fantasized about trading your lap top and desk for a quarter horse and bed roll, this book will only stoke your discontent. Marty's style is fluent ... Read full review


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