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Main Title Tending fire : coping with America's wildland fires /
Author Pyne, Stephen J.,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55055188
ISBN 1559635657; 9781559635653
Subjects Wildfires--United States--History ; Fire management--United States--History ; Waldbrand ; Brandbekämpfung ; Geschichte ; USA ; Brandbekèampfung
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  SD421.3.P96 2004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/11/2014
Collation xvii, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index.
Contents Notes Prologue. Seeing meaning in the flames -- 1. Why fire? -- Fire's narrative -- An imperial narrative -- America's narrative -- Rhythms and reasons -- 2. Torch and shovel : the means of fire management -- Option 1. Let burn -- Option 2. Suppress -- Option 3. Prescribe burn -- Option 4. Change combustibility -- The elements compounded -- 3. Sparks and embers : ideas in the wind -- The big fire -- Firestop II and Firestart I -- Fire in the mind -- Fire as community -- 4. Flash points : fire scenarios for the future -- The fires this time and next -- The not-quite vestal fire on the no-long virgin land -- The big burn -- Epilogue. Imaging fire -- Appendix. Fire's American century : by the numbers. " ... Provides a remarkably broad, sometimes startling context for understanding fire. Pyne traces the "ancient alliance" between fire and humanity, delves into the role of European expansion and the creation of fire-prone public lands, and then explores the effects wrought by changing policies of "letting burn" and suppression. How, the author asks, can we better protect ourselves against the fires we don't want, and better promote those we do?"
Place Published Washington, DC
PUB Date Free Form c2004
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2004008094
Merged OCLC records 260041675; 1022722028
OCLC Time Stamp 20140207131451
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03667cam 22006614a 45020