Forest Fires

A Reference Handbook

Author: Philip N. Omi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094385

Category: Nature

Page: 347

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From 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
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Forest Fires

Behavior and Ecological Effects

Author: Edward A. Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080506746

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 594

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Even 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.
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Forest fires

an introduction to wildland fire behavior, management, firefighting, and prevention

Author: Margaret Fuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471521891

Category: Nature

Page: 238

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Discusses the behavior and control of wildland fires and examines issues surrounding their impact on wildlife, ecosystems, and weather
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Forest Fires

Author: Michele Ingber Drohan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823952878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 408

Discusses different kinds of forest fires, what causes them, where they occur, and how they can be prevented.
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You and forest fires

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest fires

Page: 15

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The 2000–2002 Forest Fires in the Western United States

Author: Katherine White

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823944880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses the causes behind the 2000-2001 forest fires, the techniques for fighting these fires, and the plans for preventing future fires.
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Wildland Fires and the Law

Legal Aspects of Forest Fires Worldwide

Author: Jacques Bourrinet

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792319740

Category: Law

Page: 171

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As 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.
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Forest Fires

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736809016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains 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.
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Tales from the Minnesota Forest Fires

A Personal Experience of a Rural School Teacher

Author: Esther Elizabeth Larson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest fires

Page: 94

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Residents of Spooner and Baudette found refuge by riding trains across the Rainy River to the town of Rainy River, Ontario. Sources put the death toll between 29 and 42 people. Thousands were left homeless with winter fast approaching. The American Red Cross assisted survivors; a tent city was built in a day to provide shelter, and many supplies were donated in order to rebuild. The Red Cross and the National Guard immediately began the rebuilding effort and many homesteaders now turned to the chore of land clearing with hopes for a crop in the spring. The lumber mills were either spared or undamaged; and so there was some reason for hopefulness for the future."--from Wikipedia Sept. 2011.
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Forest fires

their causes, extent, and effects, with a summary of recorded destruction and loss

Author: Fred Gordon Plummer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 38

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Forest Fires

Author: Arlene Erlbach

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780516010854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the damage and benefits of forest fires, the ways a fire can start, how firemen fight them, and what to do to prevent them
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Forest Fires

Author: Tara Mills

Publisher: Sherman Hills Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

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Some 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.
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Danny Orlis...forest Fires

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers

ISBN: 9780873981910

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Page: N.A

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Forest Fires

Author: Patrick Merrick

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN: 9781567664157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Questions and answers provide information about forest fires and how they occur.
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Forest Fires

Author: Janet Piehl

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761340351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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How do forest fires start? How do firefighters put out forest fires? How can we prevent forest fires? Read this book to discover the answers!
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Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires

Author: J. de las Heras,C.A. Brebbia,D. Viegas,V. Leone

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845641418

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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At present there is insufficient knowledge of the behavior of fires and how they propagate. This lack of information makes it very hard to control these phenomena and is one of the biggest obstacles to the development of a reliable decision support system. Public concern regarding this topic is increasing as uncontrolled fires may lead to major ecological disasters, and usually result in negative economic and health implications for the region. Containing papers presented at the First International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires, this book addresses the latest research and applications of available computational tools to analyse and predict the spread of forest fires in order to prevent or reduce major loss of life and property as well as damage to the environment. Such tools must be able to take into consideration a large number of different parameters. The book thus deals with all aspects of forest fires, from fire propagation in different scenarios to the optimum strategies for fire-fighting. It also covers issues related to economic, ecological, social and health effects. Featured topics include: Computer Models for Fire Propagation; Risk and Vulnerability Assessment; Fire Combustion Models; Computational Methods and Experiments; Case Studies; Emergency Response Systems; Optimization Models for Fire Mitigation; Environmental Impact Models; Air Pollution and Health Risk; Interaction between Meteorological and Forest Fires Models; Economic Impact Models; Forest Material Characterisation; Eco Remediation Models; Decision Support Systems; Monitoring Systems and Data Acquisition and Analysis.
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