Forest Fires by P-ABCClio


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									Forest Fires
Contemporary World Issues

Author: Phillip Omi

Edition: 1
Age Group: 7 - 17

Fire management involves protecting natural resources from fire but also using controlled burning for land
management purposes. Who are the stewards of land management and the researchers who devote their
entire careers studying fire? How are ecosystems restored after major fires? What are the economic
ramifications and what assessment tools are available?Forest Fires: A Reference Handbook explores the
historical, ecological, economic, and social dimensions of wildland combustion and their impacts in North
America. Explaining how legislation and public perception have been shaped by historic fires and fire
seasons, particular emphasis is placed on the summer of 2000 as a way of understanding and managing
future fires.

The purpose of this book is to explore the many dimensions of forest fires and their impacts in North
America and elsewhere. Offering insights into current practice and historical precedents, it is aimed at
those who seek an overview reference to fire science and management.

"The reader needs no special training in forestry or forest fire science to appreciate this book, and anyone
interested in forest fires will gain from referencing it. It should be contained in the reference section of all
public and school libraries."

"Forest Fires is a 'must' for any serious college-level course on the topic, and for many science holdings."

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