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Fire : a novel

Autor: George R Stewart
Editora: New York : Random House, [1948] ©1948
Edição/Formato   Print book : Ficção : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire--smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Fiction
Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Stewart, George Rippey, 1895-1980.
Fire.
New York, Random House [1948]
(OCoLC)643651460
Tipo de Material: Ficção
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: George R Stewart
Número OCLC: 170199
Descrição: xi, 336 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Conteúdos: First day --
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Last day.
Responsabilidade: by George R. Stewart.

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Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, "yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries." So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire--smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then suddenly bursting into a terrifying inferno, devouring trees and animals over acre after acre and leaving nothing but desolation in its wake. Firefighters and lookouts, forest rangers and smokejumpers--as well as animals in the forest, many of them the bewildered victims of the blaze, and all the varied trees and bushes there--are characters of this realistic story.

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