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Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future / Edward Struzik.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 363.379 Str (Text) 32604000204838 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 363.379 STRU (Text) 39391006848244 Nonfiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 363.379 STR (Text) 30032010714373 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 363.379 STRUZIK (Text) 33946003296303 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781610918183
  • ISBN: 1610918185
  • Physical Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington : Island Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257).
Formatted Contents Note:
The beast awakens -- Inside the mind of a wildfire -- A history of fire suppression -- Visions of the Pyrocene -- Water on fire -- The big smoke -- Drought, disease, insects, and wildfire -- Fire on ice -- Agent of change -- Resilience and recovery.
Summary, etc.:
"In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast" because it behaved in seemingly sinister and often unpredictable ways. Many of them hoped that they would never see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to suggest that megafires like the Beast have become the new normal. A glance at international headlines shows a remarkable increase in higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands- a trifecta for igniting wildfires like we have rarely seen before. Fires are burning bigger, hotter, faster, and more often. In Firestorm, journalist Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. To understand how we might yet flourish in the coming age of megafires, Struzik visits scorched earth from Alaska to Maine, and introduces the scientists, firefighters, and resource managers making the case for a radically different approach to managing wildfire in the twenty-first century. We must begin by acknowledging that fire is unavoidable, and be much more prepared to cope when we cannot completely control the flames.Living with fire also means, Struzik reveals, that we must better understand how the surprising, far-reaching impacts of these massive fires will linger long after the smoke eventually clears."--Jacket flap.
Subject: Wildfires.
Wildfires > United States.
Wildfires > Canada.
Wildfires > Environmental aspects.
Fire ecology > United States.
Fire ecology > Canada.
Wildfires > Prevention and control > History.
Wildfires > United States > Prevention and control.
Wildfires > Canada > Prevention.
Forest policy > United States.
Forest policy > Canada.

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