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From the Publisher"In a book of this size it is of course impossible to describe experiences in the whole planet, but there is extensive cover of the fire triangle (oxygen, heat and fuel) and the fire behavior triangle (fuels, topography and weather) in Australia as well as in North America and Europe of which the authors have personal experience."
John Packham, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society
"... a valuable source of factual information. The book has excellent illustrations, is easy to comprehend, and includes well-chosen examples of fire regimes from Canada, the US, and Australia. Highly recommended."
M.J. Zwolinski, Choice Magazine
"It is presented from a nontechnical, but well-referenced, point of view by the two primary authors, who are well positioned to provide such insight on this topic. This book does an excellent job of attaining its stated objectve of providing the reader with a nontechnical introduction to the mechanics of fire and the role that fire has played an will continue to play in various forest ecosystems throughout the world. This reviewer fround the international perspective especially informative, and the authors do an excellent job of making the reader aware that management of fires throughout the world's forests is an will remain an important management challenge for the forseeable future."
Roger D. Meicenheimer, Miami University for Plant Science Bulletin