Forest Fires

Forest Fires

An Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, Management, Firefighting, and Prevention

Book - 1991
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Examines the many complex and sensitive issues relating to wildland fires. Beginning with an overview of the fires of the 1980s, it discusses the implications of continued drought and considers the behavior of wildland fires from ignition and spread to spotting and firestorms. Topics include the effects of weather, forest fuels, fire ecology and the effects of fire on plants and animals. Examines firefighting methods and equipment, including new minimum impact techniques and compressed air foam, prescribed burning, and steps that can be taken to protect individuals and human structures. A history of forest fire policies in the U.S. and a discussion of solutions to fire problems around the world completes the coverage. With one percent of the earth's surface burning every year in the last decade, it is a penetrating book on a subject of undeniable importance.

Baker & Taylor
Discusses the behavior and control of wildland fires and examines issues surrounding their impact on wildlife, ecosystems, and weather

Publisher: New York : Wiley, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780471521891
Branch Call Number: 634.9618 FULLE
Characteristics: xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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