Fire in the Forest

Fire in the Forest

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by Peter A. Thomas, Robert S. McAlpine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521822297

ISBN-13: 9780521822299

Pub. Date: 11/15/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How destructive or beneficial are forest fires to wildlife? Should we be trying to reduce or increase the amount of fire in forests? How are forest fires controlled, and why does this sometimes fail? What effect will climate change have? These and many other questions are answered in this richly illustrated book, written in non-technical language. The journey

Overview

How destructive or beneficial are forest fires to wildlife? Should we be trying to reduce or increase the amount of fire in forests? How are forest fires controlled, and why does this sometimes fail? What effect will climate change have? These and many other questions are answered in this richly illustrated book, written in non-technical language. The journey starts in the long geological history of fire leading up to our present love-hate relationship with it. Exploring the physics of how a single flame burns, the journey continues through how whole forests burn and the anatomy of firestorms. The positive and negative ecological effects of fires are explored, from plants and wildlife to whole landscapes. The journey ends with how fires are controlled, and a look to the future. This book will be of interest to ecologists, biogeographers and anyone with an interest in forest fires and the role they play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822299
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. In the beginning … ; 2. Historical review; 3. How a fire burns; 4. Fire in the wild landscape; 5. Fire ecology; 6. The benefits of fire and its use as a landscape tool; 7. Fire suppression; 8. Wildland fire and its management – a look towards the future; 9. Further reading; Index.

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Fire in the Forest 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No your the one that gonna die
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Gives Shadowwolf a quizical look.* Arent you supposed to do that with your head? Idk ill just get to work. *Zooms really fast around a cloud turning it from water vapor to water. The water douces that area of flames and puts them out.* There we go one down 9 to go.