Item description for A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild by Jennifer Bove...
The stories in this remarkable collection detail the experiences of women who work in a variety of outdoor professions including smoke jumping, river running, professional falconry, and horse packing. A celebration of women making their way in the wild, the stories in these pages include rescuing sea turtles amidst a swarm of nude bathers, driving cattle across Texas, and tracking a pair of fugitive Montana mountain men. A Mile in Her Boots is a chance for readers to enjoy rough-hewn adventures with a diverse, welcoming group of wild women.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 12, 2006
Publisher Travelers' Tales/Solas House
ISBN 1932361375 ISBN13 9781932361377
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More About Jennifer Bove
Jennifer Bove obtained her B.S. in biology from the University of Missouri. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and journals. She lives with her family in the Nile Creek Valley northwest of Naches, Washington, where she is currently developing an ecology-based board-game company called Green Apple Games.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Mile in Her Boots: Women Who Work in the Wild?
I "hold hands" with the trees near timberline, and we talk...these women would understand (and I KNOW Jen Bove does). Sep 28, 2006
I have just finished this wonderful book. I read each selection as slowly as possible, savoring every word, so as to make it last as long as I could. I've spent a great deal of time in the wilderness, but never ALL ALONE, and I really admire the courage of those who have. Reading these stories helped me remember what I love so much about hiking/climbing...the trees, the smell, the wind, the weather, and most especially, getting above timberline. As I get older (and my knees more worn), I've become more and more concerned with keeping up with the group, and I thank these women for getting me back, grounded, in WHY I'm there in the first place.
Not Just for Women - an insightful glimpse into those who work in the wild Jul 5, 2006
Not just for women, this book could have just as accurately be titled "A Mile in Their Boots: Those Who Work in the Wild." This non fiction collection of thirty some stories gives an insightful glimpse into those who earn their living beyond our world of freeways, cubicles and shopping malls.
As a National Park Service brat many years ago, ex-husband of a field biologist and a current long distance backpacker, I have some familiarity with these occupations. The stories ring true. Jennifer Bové has selected her stories well.
When Nancy Stevens talks about her packer/cook/wrangler job it evokes visions of dusty pack trains and the smell of horses. A sampling of the content: Rebecca's impromptu firefighting experience as a raw Army recruit, Christine's article on Dirt, the constant ingredient of trail crews, Maggie learning to capture lizards with dental floss. And to go on, bone boiling in Yellowstone, climbing cliffs to count auklet burrows, large creatures in the night ...
If your thoughts sometimes take you out of the city, into the wild, and you wonder who those people are that work out there, this book will tell you.