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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:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara E Jensen; Guy R McPherson
ISBN: 9780520255890 0520255895
OCLC Number: 180190874
Description: ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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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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  Read more...

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"A well-written polemic... The authors provide a particularly good treatment of the diversity of roles that fire plays in different ecosystems." Qtly Review Of Biology

 
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