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Fire in America : a cultural history of wildland and rural fire / Stephen J. Pyne.

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Summary:

Examines the cultural history of wild land forest fires in the United States from prehistoric to contemporary times. Pyne illustrates the pattern of man's changing attitudes toward fire, with a series of regional fire histories including a section entitled: Fire and frost: a fire history of Alaska.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Richland Branch 363.379097 .P997f 1982 (Text) 37814003119733 NON-FICTION Book None 11/01/2017 Available -
Treasure Valley Community College Library 304.2 P995f (Text) 32220000579405 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/07/2001 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691083001
  • ISBN: 0691083002
  • Physical Description: xvi, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1982]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [618]-626).
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / William Cronon -- Prologue: The Smoke of Time -- Nature's Fire -- Electrical Fire: A Natural History of Lightning Fire -- The Fire Environment: Principles of Fire Behavior -- Fire and Life: Principles of Fire Ecology -- The Burned-Over Districts: A Fire History of the Northeast -- The Fire from Asia -- Our Grandfather Fire: Fire and the American Indian -- These Conflagrated Prairies: A Fire History of the Grasslands -- Paiute Forestry: A History of the Light-Burning Controversy -- The Fire from Europe -- Prometheus Bound: Fire and Europe -- Our Pappies Burned the Woods: A Fire History of the South -- Fire Wolves and Smokey Bears: A History of Fire Prevention -- The Great Barbecue -- The Dragon Devastation: Fire and the Counterreclamation -- Sky of Brass, Earth of Ash: A Fire History of the Lake States -- From Fire and Axe: Private and Early Government Fire Protection -- The Heroic Age -- 1910: A Fire History of the Northern Rockies -- The Forester's Policy: A History of Fire Policy in the U.S. Forest Service -- A Moral and Legal Charge: A History of Fire Policy in the Department of the Interior and Interagency Organizations -- A Continental Experiment -- Fire and Water: A Fire History of the Northwest -- Cross Fire: Fire Protection by the States -- Under Fire: A History of Manpower in Fire Control -- The Cold War on Fire -- Firepower: Fire and Warfare -- A Burned-Out Case: A Fire History of Southern California -- The Best Tools: A History of Fire Equipment -- The Red Menace: A History of Rural Fire Defense -- Fields of Fire.
Summary, etc.:
Examines the cultural history of wild land forest fires in the United States from prehistoric to contemporary times. Pyne illustrates the pattern of man's changing attitudes toward fire, with a series of regional fire histories including a section entitled: Fire and frost: a fire history of Alaska.
Subject: Wildfires > United States > History.
Fires > United States > History.

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