Los Alamos: Wildfires

Los Alamos: Wildfires

by Nichol Bryan

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Los Alamos: Wildfires by Nichol Bryan

The massive wildfire racing down a mountain toward a nuclear research center in New Mexico wasn't caused by carelessness. It was deliberately set by the U.S. National Park Service on May 4, 2000, as a "controlled burn" to prevent future forest fires. Instead, it quickly blazed out of control, destroying acres of forests, consuming homes, and causing the evacuation of Los Alamos and other cities. Learn how firefighters worked to contain this environmental disaster and see why fire control remains a controversial practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836855074
Publisher: World Almanac Books
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Series: Environmental Disasters Ser.
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Fire Storm5
Chapter 1Fighting Fire with Fire11
Chapter 2Begging To Burn19
Chapter 3"It Should Never Have Happened"27
Chapter 4Learning to Live With Fire36
Time Line44
Glossary45
For More Information/Web Sites46
Index47

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