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Burning questions : America's fight with nature's fire

Author: David Carle
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of a century of controversy over prescribed burning and fire suppression in America. Looking at various fires, it uses the voices of those who were involved, of those who were early  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Carle
ISBN: 0275973719 9780275973711
OCLC Number: 48588547
Description: x, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Questioning the dogma of war --
1. "Professional" versus "Indian forestry" --
2. Burning the southern woods --
3. Harolds of change --
4. Only you --
5. Harry the torch --
pt. 2. Who were the anti-war activists of the 1960s and 1970s? --
6. Tall timbers --
7. Dog-hair thickets in the national parks --
8. Burning California state parks --
9. National fire management --
pt. 3. To burn or not to burn is not the question --
10. Yellowstone, 1988 --
11. On the edge --
12. Escape --
13. Peaceful coexistence.
Responsibility: David Carle.
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"Endorsement From Bruce Babbitt Former Secretary of the Interior: An important and timely work of wildland fire history. The voices in this book warn us about past mistakes that we must not repeat. Read more...

 
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