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"The Big Burn"

♥ Book Title : The Big Burn
♣ Name Author : Timothy Egan
∞ Launching : 2009-10-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0547416865
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780547416861
⊕ Number Pages : Total 336 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER."Article| Timothy Egan| Statement ..."

"A Nation on Fire"

♥ Book Title : A Nation on Fire
♣ Name Author : Clay Risen
∞ Launching : 2009-01-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39076002794118
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 312 sheet
♮ News id : zUoqAQAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A few hours after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at a Memphis motel, violent mobs had looted and burned several blocks of Washington a few miles north of the White House, centered around the U Street commercial district. Quick action by D.C. police quelled the violence, but shortly before noon the next day, looting and arson broke out anew -- not just along U Street, but in two other commercial districts as well. Over the next several days, the immediate crisis of the riots was matched by an equally ominous sense among the nation's political leadership that they were watching the final dissolution of the 1960s liberal dream. For many whites who watched flames overtake city after city -- Washington, Chicago, Baltimore, Kansas City -- the April riots were an unfathomable and deeply troubling response during what should have been a time of national mourning. To them the rioters were little better than common criminals. But a look at the average rioter complicates such conclusions: they were primarily young (under 25) and male, but most made a decent salary, had a better than average education, and had no previous arrest record. In interviews and testimonies afterward, rioters recalled a sense of release, of striking back at the "system." To say that the riots meant different things to different people would be exceedingly trite if it weren't also exceedingly true. In ways large and small, the King riots solidified attitudes and trends that destroyed the momentum behind racial progress, fatally wounded postwar domestic liberalism, created new divisions among blacks and whites, and condemned urban America to decades of poverty and crime. This book will explain why they occurred, how they played out, and what they meant."Article| Clay Risen| Statement ..."

"Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas"

♥ Book Title : Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas
♣ Name Author : Thomas T. Veblen
∞ Launching : 2003
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780387954554
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0387954554
⊕ Number Pages : Total 444 sheet
♮ News id : -Uuha-__884C

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☯ Full Synopsis : "This volume brings together research conducted in western North and South America, areas of a great deal of collaborative work on the influence of people and climate change on fire regimes. It gives a synthetic overview of methods, data and simulation models for evaluating fire regime processes in forests, shrublands and woodlands and assembles case studies of fire, climate and land use histories. The unique approach of this book gives researchers the benefits of a north-south comparison as well as the integration of paleoecological histories, current ecosystem dynamics and modeling of future changes."Article| Thomas T. Veblen| Statement ..."

"Fire on the Water"

♥ Book Title : Fire on the Water
♣ Name Author : Robert Haddick
∞ Launching : 2014-09-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780870210600
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0870210602
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
♮ News id : AmcmBAAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "The main theme of Fire on the Water is that conventional measures of military balance, employed by both the general public and many policy experts, underestimate the threat that China’s military modernization poses to the U.S. position in the Asia-Pacific region. Within a decade, China’s leaders will have the military power to hold at risk U.S. interest in East Asia. The U.S. needs to fashion a new and competitive strategy, one that better matches the strengths of the U.S. and its allies against China’s vulnerabilities, in order to maintain a balance of power in the region and convince China’s leaders to pursue a cooperative course. It is not obvious to many observers why a conflict in the region is plausible, or why the U.S. should bear the responsibility for maintaining a forward military presence in the region. China has rapidly emerged as a great power and by doing so, has acquired many vital interests around the world. Following the pattern set by other such episodes in history, China is also acquiring the military means to protect its new interests, a development that puts at risk the interests of China’s neighbors and the United States. The U.S. forward military presence in the region is an increasingly difficult burden to sustain. But in the long run, this approach will be less costly and less risky than encouraging China’s neighbors to balance China by themselves, an alternative that will very likely result in an unstable arms race and a conflict that will damage America’s interests. While it will be in America’s interest to maintain its position in the Asia-Pacific region, China’s military modernization is making it much more difficult for the U.S. to do so. China’s military strategy, centered on its rapidly-expanding land-based and anti-ship missile forces, is exploiting weaknesses in long-standing U.S. force structure and doctrine. Due to a variety of institutional barriers, the U.S. has been slow to adapt to China’s military modernization. Current efforts to respond are impractical, in that they expend U.S. resources against China’s strengths rather than its vulnerabilities. The U.S. needs a new and competitive strategy that will strengthen its alliances in the region and convince China’s leaders that cooperation, rather than military expansion and an attempt at regional hegemony, will be China’s best course. Fire on the Water proposes reforms to U.S. diplomacy, military programs, and strategy that will offer a better chance at preserving stability. The goal of these reforms is to thwart China’s well-designed military modernization plan, bolster the confidence and credibility of U.S. alliances in the region, and thus persuade China’s leaders that China’s best course is cooperation rather than conflict, the outcome that has usually occurred in history when a new great power has rapidly emerged."Article| Robert Haddick| Statement ..."

"Reauthorization of the Federal fire prevention and control act"

♥ Book Title : Reauthorization of the Federal fire prevention and control act
♣ Name Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers
∞ Launching : 1980
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015083087281
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 77 sheet
♮ News id : k8_UAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers| Statement ..."

"Fire Prevention and Control Act Authorization"

♥ Book Title : Fire Prevention and Control Act Authorization
♣ Name Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
∞ Launching : 1983
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105045211617
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 28 sheet
♮ News id : 4mFpO32KxJUC

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space| Statement ..."

"Purified by Fire"

♥ Book Title : Purified by Fire
♣ Name Author : Stephen Prothero
∞ Launching : 2002-11-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780520236882
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0520236882
⊕ Number Pages : Total 280 sheet
♮ News id : g7EwDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Publisher Fact Sheet A history of cremation in America."Article| Stephen Prothero| Statement ..."

"Fire Prevention and Control Act Reauthorization"

♥ Book Title : Fire Prevention and Control Act Reauthorization
♣ Name Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers
∞ Launching : 1981
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015082338560
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 56 sheet
♮ News id : ycPVAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee for Consumers| Statement ..."

"Proposed Dismantling of the U.S. Fire Administration"

♥ Book Title : Proposed Dismantling of the U.S. Fire Administration
♣ Name Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology
∞ Launching : 1982
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015082338123
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 175 sheet
♮ News id : -M3VAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology| Statement ..."

"Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents"

♥ Book Title : Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 1997
◊ Info ISBN Link : UCSB:31205020939235
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : M1S1NRYTRiwC

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"American Fire"

♥ Book Title : American Fire
♣ Name Author : Monica Hesse
∞ Launching : 2018-05-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1631494511
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781631494512
⊕ Number Pages : Total 272 sheet
♮ News id : MVQxtAEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "ANew York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "A brisk, captivating and expertly crafted reconstruction of a community living through a time of fear. . . . Masterful."--Washington Post"Article| Monica Hesse| Statement ..."

"Between Two Fires"

♥ Book Title : Between Two Fires
♣ Name Author : Stephen J. Pyne
∞ Launching : 2015-10-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780816532193
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0816532192
⊕ Number Pages : Total 512 sheet
♮ News id : lg9MCgAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "From a fire policy of prevention at all costs to today's restored burning, Between Two Fires is America's history channeled through the story of wildland fire management. Stephen J. Pyne tells of a fire revolution that began in the 1960s as a reaction to simple suppression and single-agency hegemony, and then matured into more enlightened programs of fire management. It describes the counterrevolution of the 1980s that stalled the movement, the revival of reform after 1994, and the fire scene that has evolved since then. Pyne is uniquely qualified to tell America’s fire story. The author of more than a score of books, he has told fire’s history in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the Earth overall. In his earlier life, he spent fifteen seasons with the North Rim Longshots at Grand Canyon National Park. In Between Two Fires, Pyne recounts how, after the Great Fires of 1910, a policy of fire suppression spread from America’s founding corps of foresters into a national policy that manifested itself as a costly all-out war on fire. After fifty years of attempted fire suppression, a revolution in thinking led to a more pluralistic strategy for fire’s restoration. The revolution succeeded in displacing suppression as a sole strategy, but it has failed to fully integrate fire and land management and has fallen short of its goals. Today, the nation’s backcountry and increasingly its exurban fringe are threatened by larger and more damaging burns, fire agencies are scrambling for funds, firefighters continue to die, and the country seems unable to come to grips with the fundamentals behind a rising tide of megafires. Pyne has once again constructed a history of record that will shape our next century of fire management. Between Two Fires is a story of ideas, institutions, and fires. It’s America’s story told through the nation’s flames."Article| Stephen J. Pyne| Statement ..."