When forests burn : the story of wildfires in America / Albert Marrin.
Book | Alfred A. Knopf | 2023 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 x 24 cm
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Summary
"Wildfires have been part of the American landscape for thousands of years. Forests need fire--it's as necessary to their well-being as soil and sunlight. But some fires burn out of control, destroying everything and everyone in their path. In this book, you'll find out about how and why wildfires happen, how different groups . . . have managed forests and fire, the biggest wildfires in American history--how they began and . . . stories of both rescue and tragedy . . . teaches us about the past--and shows a better way forward in the future"--Publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-225) and index.
Contents
Ice, fire, and forest -- Once upon a time in America -- Harvesting the North Woods -- Peshtigo: The night hell yawned -- The Hinckley Horror of 1894 -- America's war on wildlife -- Changing minds -- The worst forest fire ever: The big blowup of 1910 -- Bigger, hotter, faster.
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Genre/Form
ISBN
9780593121733 trade
0593121732 trade
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