Introduction to Wildland Fire

ISBN-10: 0471549134
ISBN-13: 9780471549130
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
List price: $350.00
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Description: This book covers the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interactions of fires and weather, ecological effects of fires, the cultural and institutional framework of fire management, planning efforts for fire  More...

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Book details

List price: $350.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 808
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838

This book covers the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interactions of fires and weather, ecological effects of fires, the cultural and institutional framework of fire management, planning efforts for fire management, suppression strategies, prescribed fires, and global fire management.

Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University. The author of ten acclaimed books on environmental history, he won the 1995 "Los Angeles Times'" Robert Kirsch Award for his career contribution to arts & letters. He lives in Glendale, Arizona.

About the authors STEPHEN J. PYNE is a professor at Arizona State University. He worked in fire management for the National Park Service for 18 seasons and is the author of several books about the history of fire, including Fire in America, Burning Bush, and World Fire. PATRICIA L. ANDREWS is currently Project Leader of the Fire Behavior Research Work Unit for the USDA Forest Service where she's been a member since 1973. In 1994, she won the Forest Service Superior Science Award and was the primary developer of the BEHAVE fire behavior prediction system. RICHARD D. LAVEN is a professor in the Department of Forest Sciences at Colorado State University. He has taught and conducted research for over 20 years in the fields of fire ecology, forest ecology, and, more recently, conservation biology. He is Director of the College of Natural Resources summer field program and has received numerous outstanding faculty awards.

Fire Environment
Wildland Fire Fundamentals
Fire Behavior
Wildland Fuels
Fire Weather
Fire Regime
Fire Ecology
Fire and Culture
Administration of Fire Regimes
Fire Management
Programs for Fire Management
Fire Suppression
Prescribed Fire
Global Fire
Global Fire
Bibliography
Credits
Index

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