NATURE NOIR: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierras.
Edition: First printing.
New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - Smith worked as a California State Park Ranger in the Auburn Recreation area - land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, and supposedly the site of a dam that was never built - his "account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith's beat -- a stretch of land that has been officially condemned to be flooded -- brings him into contact with drug users tweaked out to the point of violence, obsessed miners, and other dangerous creatures." Map. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-618224165.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small donation stamp on title page).