by Stephen J. Pyne


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In 32 essays, firefighter and scholar Pyne explores issues relating to wildland fire and its management. Some of the topics addressed include the use of fire in European agriculture, the history of the American wildfire-fighting establishment, and the controversy surrounding controlled burning. Pyne (Arizona State U.) has worked for 15 seasons on a fire crew in Grand Canyon National Park. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780816522842
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen J. Pyne has written extensively on fire in such books as Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire and most recently Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910. He is a professor in Arizona State University's Biology & Society Program, in which he teaches courses on the history of fire, exploration, and environmental history.

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