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This book covers the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interactions of fires and weather, ecological effects of fires, the cultural and institutional framework of fire management, planning efforts for fire management, suppression strategies, prescribed fires, and global fire management.
Table of Contents
FIRE ENVIRONMENT. Wildland Fire Fundamentals. Fire Behavior. Wildland Fuels. Fire Weather. FIRE REGIME. Fire Ecology. Fire and Culture. Administration of Fire Regimes. FIRE MANAGEMENT. Programs for Fire Management. Fire Suppression. Prescribed Fire. GLOBAL FIRE. Global Fire. Bibliography. Credits. Index.
About the authors STEPHEN J. PYNE is a professor at Arizona State University. He worked in fire management for the National Park Service for 18 seasons and is the author of several books about the history of fire, including Fire in America, Burning Bush, and World Fire. PATRICIA L. ANDREWS is currently Project Leader of the Fire Behavior Research Work Unit for the USDA Forest Service where she's been a member since 1973. In 1994, she won the Forest Service Superior Science Award and was the primary developer of the BEHAVE fire behavior prediction system. RICHARD D. LAVEN is a professor in the Department of Forest Sciences at Colorado State University. He has taught and conducted research for over 20 years in the fields of fire ecology, forest ecology, and, more recently, conservation biology. He is Director of the College of Natural Resources summer field program and has received numerous outstanding faculty awards.