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The Resource Land on fire : the new reality of wildfire in the West, Gary Ferguson

Land on fire : the new reality of wildfire in the West, Gary Ferguson

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Land on fire : the new reality of wildfire in the West
Title
Land on fire
Title remainder
the new reality of wildfire in the West
Statement of responsibility
Gary Ferguson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wildfires are burning longer and hotter than ever, affecting communities and the web of life throughout the West. Fires of recent years have been among the most devastating on record: millions of acres have burned and more than a billion dollars spent controlling them. In Land on Fire, acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire, brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape."--Jacket
Summary
We are living in the age of wildfire—it is changing the land, the economy, the welfare of wildlife, and the livability of the American West. Land on Fire explores the science behind wildfire and what is being done to control it
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10546101
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DLC
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1956-
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Ferguson, Gary
Dewey number
  • 634.9/6180978
  • 363.379/0978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SD421.32.W47
LC item number
F47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wildfires
  • Wildfires
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Wildfires
  • Wildfires
  • United States, West
Target audience
adult
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the new reality of wildfire in the West
Label
Land on fire : the new reality of wildfire in the West, Gary Ferguson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living fire : not your grandparents' landscape -- Kindling : the era of suppression meets the age of drought -- Combustion : from spark to flame to firestorm -- Fighting fire : heroic effort and tragic loss -- Aftermath : nature in the wake of the burn -- Risk reduction : the art and science of prevention and treatment -- Future fire
Control code
1898429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781604697001
Lccn
2016045506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027297053
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604697001
  • (OCoLC)964437966
Label
Land on fire : the new reality of wildfire in the West, Gary Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living fire : not your grandparents' landscape -- Kindling : the era of suppression meets the age of drought -- Combustion : from spark to flame to firestorm -- Fighting fire : heroic effort and tragic loss -- Aftermath : nature in the wake of the burn -- Risk reduction : the art and science of prevention and treatment -- Future fire
Control code
1898429
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9781604697001
Lccn
2016045506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027297053
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781604697001
  • (OCoLC)964437966

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