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Main Title The wildfire reader : a century of failed forest policy /
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Wuerthner, George.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 62302323
ISBN 1597260878 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781597260879 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Wildfires--United States--History ; Forest fires--United States--History ; Fire ecology--United States--History ; Forest policy--United States--History ; Feuerèokologie ; USA
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ELBM  SD421.3.W54 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/03/2014
Collation xvi, 429 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-408) and index.
Contents Notes
Wildfire myths -- Wildfire: perspectives and visions -- The fire of life: thinking about the biological basis for fire / Stephen J. Pyne -- A spiral dance: the necessity of fire to wildness / Mollie Matteson -- Fire and native peoples: a natural or humanized landscape? / Thomas R. Vale -- Coyote wildfire: evolving firefighters into fire guiders / Joe Fox -- Incendiary language: how words affect perception -- Hot news: media coverage of wildfire / Conrad Smith -- Don't get hosed: how political framing influences fire policy / Les AuCoin -- Lifetimes with fire: a place in the wildland interface / Gary Snyder -- Fire ecology: stories and studies -- Introduction: fire-adapted landscapes -- The Yellowstone fires of 1988: a living wilderness / George Wuerthner -- Fire ecology of the Sierra Nevada: forests born to burn / Jan W. van Wagtendonk -- Wildfire management on a human-dominated landscape: California Chaparral wildfires / John E. Keeley, and CJ Fotheringham -- Fire in the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion: protecting the fire mosaic / Dominick A. DellaSala -- Fire in the southwest: a historical context / Tom Ribe -- Fire in the east: welcoming back a native son / George Wuerthner -- (Un)healthy forest policy: suppression, salvage, and scurrilous solutions -- Introduction: vested interests as purveyors of forest health -- Logging and wildfire: ecological differences and the need to preserve large fires / George Wuerthner -- After the smoke clears: ecological impacts of salvage logging / James R. Strittholt -- Conventional salvage logging: the loss of ecological reason and economic restraint / Chris Maser -- Pyro cows: the role of livestock grazing in worsening fire severity / George Wuerthner -- The new gravy train: the emergence of the fire-military-industrial complex -- Introduction: The flawed economics of fire suppression -- Avoiding a new "conspiracy of optimism": the economics of forest fuel reduction strategies / Thomas Michael Power. Money to burn: wildfire and the budget / Randal O'Toole -- The war on wildfire: firefighting and the militarization of forest fire management / Timothy Ingalsbee -- Eliminating the smokescreen: toward an intelligent fire policy -- Introduction: Learning to live with fire-department ecosystems -- Keep the greenfire burning: deep ecology and prescribed fire / Timothy Ingalsbee -- Sprawling into disaster: the growing impact of rural residential development on wildland fire management in the greater Yellowstone area / Crystal Stanionis and Dennis Glick -- Burning down the house: the role of disaster aid in subsidizing catastrophe / John Krist -- The community protection zone: defending homes and communities from the threat of forest fire / Brian Nowicki and Todd Schulke -- Time to retire Smokey Bear -- The ultimate firefight: changing hearts and minds / Andy Kerr -- Smokey the Bear sutra.