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Living with fire : fire ecology and policy for the twenty-first century

Author: Sara E Jensen; Guy R McPherson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English
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Jensen and McPherson explore 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, this volume 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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2007044589
(OCoLC)180190874
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara E Jensen; Guy R McPherson
ISBN: 9780520942516 0520942515
OCLC Number: 1063762406
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 180 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Fire ecology and policy for the twenty-first century
Fire ecology and policy for the 21st century
Responsibility: Sara E. Jensen, Guy R. McPherson.

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Jensen and McPherson explore 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, this volume 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.

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