A Reference Handbook
Author: Philip N. Omi
View: 453From killer fires to ecosystem rehabilitation, an exhaustive survey exploring the ecological, social, and economic consequences of managing fires in U.S. wildland areas. * Provides a detailed chronology of events, legislative acts, policy controversies, and precedents for fire management in the United States, illustrating how the fires discussed reflect a continuation of trends established in the 20th century and before * Includes biographies of past and present forest fire management leaders, scientists, academicians, and policy makers
an introduction to wildland fire behavior, management, firefighting, and prevention
Author: Margaret Fuller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
View: 344Discusses the behavior and control of wildland fires and examines issues surrounding their impact on wildlife, ecosystems, and weather
Behavior and Ecological Effects
Author: Edward A. Johnson
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 3024Even before the myth of Prometheus, fire played a crucial ecological role around the world. Numerous plant communities depend on fire to generate species diversity in both time and space. Without fire such ecosystems would become sterile monocultures. Recent efforts to prohibit fire in fire dependent communities have contributed to more intense and more damaging fires. For these reasons, foresters, ecologists, land managers, geographers, and environmental scientists are interested in the behavior and ecological effects of fires. This book will be the first to focus on the chemistry and physics of fire as it relates to the ways in which fire behaves and the impacts it has on ecosystem function. Leading international contributors have been recruited by the editors to prepare a didactic text/reference that will appeal to both advanced students and practicing professionals.
Legal Aspects of Forest Fires Worldwide
Author: Jacques Bourrinet
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
View: 6422As existing research, conferences and publications on wildland fire are oriented towards the technical aspects of prevention and firefighting, the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) and the Union regionale du sud-est pour la sauvegarde de la vie, de la nature et de l'environnement (URVN) decided to investigate the legal aspects of these matters, an equally important, but much less well-researched field, by organising a world conference in 1991 at Aix-en-Provence, France. This volume is the result of that conference. Experts from thirteen countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe particularly affected by wildland fires were brought together to discuss six controversial questions: - What should be the law concerning occupation and construction rights in forests? - Should swamping out take place and, if so, on what basis and with which objectives? - What are the essentials of organised firefighting? - Should replanting be carried out? - What indemnities should be available to the victims of fire? - What should be the penal sanctions? The Aix-en-Provence Charter adopted at the end of the Conference, and reproduced in this volume, brings together various principles concerning the above points, which could serve as a guide for national wildland fire policies worldwide.
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 3625Explains why forest fires occur and describes the techniques used to fight forest fires, the damage they inflict, their role in the the natural cycle of a forest, and some famous forest fires.
Author: William Willard Ashe
Publisher: READ BOOKS
View: 8247Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Tara Mills
Publisher: Sherman Hills Press
View: 4972Some sparks catch. Some consume. When a tomboy with spunk and opinions runs up against a mild-mannered biologist, they seem an unlikely pair. Finding common ground isn’t easy until nature gives them a push, pitting them against a force bigger than both of them. Only by working together can they save themselves and perhaps forge something lasting in the bargain.