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Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods
by Christine Byl (hardcover book)

$24.95
Style No. BK056
Dirt Work is 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.
6" x 0.9" x 9"

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Christine Byl first encountered the national parks the way most of us do: on vacation. But after she graduated from college, broke and ready for a new challenge, she joined a Glacier National Park trail crew as a seasonal “traildog" maintaining mountain trails for the millions of visitors Glacier draws every year. Byl first thought of the job as a paycheck, a summer diversion, a welcome break from “the real world" before going on to graduate school. She came to find out that work in the woods on a trail crew was more demanding, more rewarding – more real – than she ever imagined.

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  • Published by Beacon Press, Boston
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • 6" x 0.9" x 9"
  • 454 g (16 oz)
  • Made in USA.
 
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