Prescribed Burning in California Wildlands Vegetation Management / Edition 1

Prescribed Burning in California Wildlands Vegetation Management / Edition 1

by Harold Biswell
     
 


Harold Biswell's decades of research and field experience were a major factor in developing policies of controlled or prescribed burning, which mimics or reintroduces the natural fire cycle. This comprehensive study introduces the principles and practices of prescribed burning, which apply far beyond California, within a historical and ecological perspective.… See more details below

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Harold Biswell's decades of research and field experience were a major factor in developing policies of controlled or prescribed burning, which mimics or reintroduces the natural fire cycle. This comprehensive study introduces the principles and practices of prescribed burning, which apply far beyond California, within a historical and ecological perspective. Available for the first time in paperback, with a new foreword by James Agee, this book places Biswell's study—and his legacy—in the context of recent developments in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520219458
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/31/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Paperback Edition
Foreword to the Original Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Fundamentals of Fire Behavior18
2Fires Set by Lightning and by Indians38
3Wildfires61
4Prescribed Burning in Historical Perspective79
5Prescribed-Fire Management Planning and Techniques in Burning116
6Effects of Prescribed Burning on Resources149
7Why Not More Prescribed Burning?228
Suggested Readings235
Index241

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