Hey Ranger!

Hey Ranger!

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by Jim Burnett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1589791916

ISBN-13: 9781589791916

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

Amusing and informative, Hey Ranger! teaches as it entertains with tales of boat ramp misadventures, lost Afghani campers, encounters with wild animals, dumb crooks, and more. One chapter, "Tales from the Wild Side," brings together unusual incidents from National Park Service reports, and the concluding essay, "Don't Be a Victim of Your Vacation," advises visitors

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Amusing and informative, Hey Ranger! teaches as it entertains with tales of boat ramp misadventures, lost Afghani campers, encounters with wild animals, dumb crooks, and more. One chapter, "Tales from the Wild Side," brings together unusual incidents from National Park Service reports, and the concluding essay, "Don't Be a Victim of Your Vacation," advises visitors on how to avoid being a story on the evening news.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589791916
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
152,708
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Introduction1
1Setting the Stage: Lake Mead National Recreation Area4
2The Snakes Aren't Always in the Grass7
3Leave It to the Beaver14
4"Knock, Knock, Who's There?"19
5"Head for the Hills"25
6"Can You Hear Me Now?"31
7"Back It Up Right Here"40
8"There's a Burglary at the Marina"49
9Too Hot to Handle53
10Setting the Stage: Buffalo National River59
11Don't Feed the Skunks61
12"Thousands of Chickens"70
13"Ranger, We Lost, We Lost!"77
14At the End of Their Rope88
15Sometimes, Chicken Soup Is Not Good for the Ranger's Soul94
16Setting the Stage: Glacier National Park99
17"Mister, It's Not Too Late"101
18Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!109
19Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink119
20Setting the Stage: Colonial National Historical Park124
21"Excuses, Excuses"126
22Pomp and Circumstances130
23Setting the Stage: Grand Canyon National Park139
24"You Can See It All When We Get Home"142
25"I Can't Find the Bridge"145
26"Let It Down Slowly"149
27Setting the Stage: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial152
28Hockey Pucks in the Chicken Coop155
29Serious Basketball Country159
30Where There's Smoke162
31Crime Still Doesn't Pay171
32You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers181
33Tales from the Wild Side188
34Don't Be a Victim of Your Vacation198
AppendixSources of Additional Information219
Books and Videos219
Organizations and Government Agencies220
Acknowledgments223
Sources Quoted225
How to Contact the Author227

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Hey Ranger! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
c0093k More than 1 year ago
Very interesting for all readers
JenInSoCal More than 1 year ago
This book will leave you smiling for weeks. If you've visited at least one of the national parks, you'll identify with many of these stories, but you don't have to have visited the parks to enjoy what's on these pages. Get the book, share it with your family and friends who are planning to go or have been to our parks. I must say that after reading "Hey Ranger," I wonder if the bears are not smarter than some of the human visitors. Enjoy, a good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book while on vacation last month and read it in three nights. I had a hard time choosing between sleep and the book. Jim is an excellent writer who captures your interest from page one and holds it until the end of the book. I'll never think of chicken soup in quite the same way!!! I now have an even healthier respect for rattlesnakes and sorry to say, I'd probably be one of those that should've paid more attention in school. I'm planning to buy several more to give as Christmas gifts. There is no need to even be interested in National Parks or Rangers to appreciate the humor and practical lessons learned in this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fun reading and I'd recommend it to anyone. You don't have to be a Park Ranger to understand the amusing situations that Jim Burnett has shared with us in this very funny book! This history of amusing anedotes from the man that was there can be shared by friends and relatives alike. It is fun and funny without having to stoop to the trash level like so much 'humor' is today. Thanks to the writer and the publisher for printing something I'll want to read again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a park ranger I found lots to like about this book, but you don't have to be an outdoor's person to enjoy it. These are funny stories based on the author's 30 years as a ranger and he was obviously a good observer of human nature. He creates some wonderful acronyms to describe some of the situations people get into in the out-of-doors. If you're looking for some fun, light reading, this is a great choice.