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Dirt work : an education in the woods, Christine Byl

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Dirt work : an education in the woods
Title
Dirt work
Title remainder
an education in the woods
Statement of responsibility
Christine Byl
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Language
eng
Summary
A lively and lyrical account of one woman's unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work Christine Byl took a seasonal job with the National Park Service as a trail dog in Montana's Glacier National Park, maintaining trails for the millions of visitors it draws every year. This college graduate arrived with little experience or muscle, but she quickly learned how to clear trees, move boulders, and build stairs in the back country. In addition to the colorful characters with whom she worked, her primary tutors were the tools in her hands: the axes, shovels, and chainsaws. Byl expected that her tenure at the parks would be temporary, but she found the work more fulfilling than any job she'd ever had and worked her way up to lead her own trail crews and run a small business, mentoring other young trail dogs along the way. Dirt Work is a contemplative but unsentimental look at the pleasures of labor, our place in nature, and learning to thrive as a woman in a man's job
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.6/8097986
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31
LC item number
.B95A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Dirt work : an education in the woods, Christine Byl
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Dirt work : an education in the woods, Christine Byl
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-231)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
North fork : river -- Sperry : alpine -- Middle fork : forest -- Cordova : coast -- Denali : park -- Denali : home
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xxiii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780807001004
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012034479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn802319304
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