The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

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The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist by Christopher Angus

The inspiring biography of an Adirondack legend whose tireless efforts are credited with much of today's preservation policies in the Adirondacks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815607410
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Christopher Angus writes essays, reviews, and commentary for many publications and is book review editor for Adirondac. He is the author of Reflections from Canoe Country: Paddling the Waters of the Adirondacks and Canada, published by Syracuse University Press.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsxi
Forewordxiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
1.A Death on Upper Saranac3
2.The Shanty Years7
3.To Catch a Fish for Fun15
4.Backcountry Beginnings21
5.Independent Spirits37
6.Bicycles, Planes, and Global Warming51
7.Expanding Horizons65
8.Leadership and the CCC79
9.A New Passion and a Dual Career88
10.A Woodchuck Goes to War98
11.Cat Drops in Borneo111
12.A Ranger at Heart117
13.Odd Man Out at Cranberry Lake124
14.Ranger at Large135
15.Into the Fire142
16.Warming Up to Controversy156
17.Laurance's Modest Proposal164
18.A Walk in the Woods172
19.Alaska182
20.Wilderness Battle Lines187
21.Back on the Job196
22.Taking It Easy206
23."A Good Soul"214
24.Senior Statesman221
25.Family Ties230
Postscript236
Bibliography243
Index249

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The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This man led an extraordinary life. This book captures it well. As well as an incredible history lesson of the Adirondacs.