Introduction to Fire in California / Edition 1

Introduction to Fire in California / Edition 1

by David Carle
     
 


“Carle does an excellent job of telling complex social, biological, and physical stories in a way that makes them not only accessible, but also interesting.”—Neil G. Sugihara, coeditor of Fire in California's Ecosystems

“A welcome contribution to the California Natural History Guides series that integrates the natural and

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“Carle does an excellent job of telling complex social, biological, and physical stories in a way that makes them not only accessible, but also interesting.”—Neil G. Sugihara, coeditor of Fire in California's Ecosystems

“A welcome contribution to the California Natural History Guides series that integrates the natural and cultural history of fire in California in an engaging style.”—James K. Agee, author of Steward's Fork and Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520248731
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Series:
California Natural History Guides Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction

THE NATURE OF FIRE
What Is Fire?
The Fire Triangle
Oxygen: Fire Breath, Fuel: Fire Food, Heat: Fire Energy
Ignition Sources
Fire Behavior
Weather, Topography: Lay of the Land

FIRE AND LIFE ACROSS CALIFORNIA
Fire Regimes
Seeds, Sprouts, and All of the Above
Vegetation Types and Fire: Chaparral Shrublands, Conifer Forests, Oak Woodlands and Savannas, Sagebrush, Shrublands and Pinyon-Juniper Forests, Deserts, Grasslands, Wetlands and Riparian Woodlands
Wildlife
Soil, Water, and Air
Climate Change

FLAMES OF HISTORY
California’s Light-Burning Debate
The Big Ones

BURNING ISSUES
Fighting Back: Tactics and Weaponry
Making Peace: Restoring Fire
The Chaparral Dilemma
Fire Plans
Logging versus Thinning

GETTING READY: LIFE ON THE EDGE
Wildland-Urban Interface
Becoming a Fire-Adapted Californian
Fire-Safe Planning: Before the Fire: Defensible Space
Fire-Safe Planning: During the Fire: Outdoors, Indoors,
After the Fire
Kindling Change

Online Fire Resources
Glossary
References
Art Credits
Additional Captions
Index

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