Fire in the forest /

This book discusses the long geological history of fire leading up to our present love-hate relationship with it. It explores the physics of how a single flame burns, how whole forests burn, and the anatomy of firestorms. The book explores the positive and negative ecological effects of fires, from...

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Main Authors: Thomas, Peter, 1957- (Author), McAlpine, Rob (Author)
Language: English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Format: Printed Book Book Nonfiction
Summary: This book discusses the long geological history of fire leading up to our present love-hate relationship with it. It explores the physics of how a single flame burns, how whole forests burn, and the anatomy of firestorms. The book explores the positive and negative ecological effects of fires, from plants and wildlife to whole landscapes. It discusses how fires are controlled, with a look to the future.-- From publisher's description.
Physical Description: viii, 225 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780521822299 (hardback)
0521822297 (hardback)