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Death Daring & Disasterby Charles Farabee
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Updated to include the most notable incidents through the summer of 2004, the new edition features recent rescues and rescue attempts from the icy slopes of Mount Rainier to the seas off of Acadia National Park.
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This is a revised and updated edition of a 1998 work. Park ranger Farabee recounts missions in national parks from before 1900 to after 2000, organizing them by decade and by specific date after 1900. The rescues are described through newspaper articles, reports, letters, and other documents of the time with commentary by Farabee. He includes timelines, search and rescue awards, those killed in the line of duty, and abbreviations.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An encyclopedic account of search and rescue in the national parks from 1870 to the present. New edition contains SAR from 1998-2004.
375 exciting tales of heroism and tragedy drawn from the nearly 150,000 search and rescue missions carried out by the National Park Service since 1872.
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