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Blazing heritage : a history of wildland fire in the national parks

Author: Hal Rothman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and meaning to the public, they were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. This tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rothman, Hal, 1958-2007.
Blazing heritage.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006050728
(OCoLC)71173935
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Rothman
ISBN: 9780195345520 0195345525 0195311167 9780195311167
OCLC Number: 132682503
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Introduction : the national parks and fire --
1. Fighting fire on horseback : the military in the national parks, 1872-1916 --
2. The development of a fire management structure --
3. A decade of transformation : the new deal and fire policy --
4. Ecology and the limits of suppression in the Postwar Era --
5. Allowing fire in the national park system --
6. Managing fire --
7. Yellowstone and the politics of disaster --
8. The hazard of new fortunes: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the twenty-first century --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Hal K. Rothman.
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Blazing Heritage is the only comprehensive account of how fire has been managed - and not managed - in the national parks. Beginning with the establishment of Yellowstone and continuing into the  Read more...

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Considering the aggregate of books about fire, this volume's importance is its concentration on national park lands. A weighty addition to the shelf of environmental history books. * Library Journal * Read more...

 
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