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Living with Fire Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN-10: 0520255895

ISBN-13: 9780520255890

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sara E. Jensen, Guy R. McPherson

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Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in unacceptable ways. This volume explores the rich yet largely uncharted terrain at the intersection of fire policy, fire science, and fire management in order to find better ways of addressing this pressing dilemma. Written in clear language, it will help scientists, policy makers, and the general public, especially residents of fire-prone areas, better understand where we are today in regard to coping with wildfires, how we got here, and where we need to go. Drawing on abundant historical and analytic information to shed new light on current controversies,Living with Fireoffers a dynamic new paradigm for coping with fire that recognizes its critical environmental role. The book also tells how we can rebuild the important ecological and political processes that are necessary for finding better ways to cope with fire and with other complex policy dilemmas.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Uncertainty and Change
Wildland Fire in the West: The Big Picture
Fanning the Flames: Human Influences on Fire Regimes
The Failed State of Fire Suppression
Logging the Forests to Save Them
Tools for Living with Fire
Policy Solutions
Notes
Index