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

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 363.379 STRUZ 2017 (Text) 23892000941602 Main Collection Book None 12/06/2017 Available -
Klamath Community College SD421.34 .N67 S77 2017 (Text) 3760307024 Main Collection Book None 12/28/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 363.379 STR (Text) 33892006266192 NON-FICTION Book None 11/21/2017 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 > Environmental aspects.
Wildfires > Prevention and control > History.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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