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Introduction to Wildland Fire

Pyne, Stephen J.; Andrews, Patricia L.; Laven, Richard D.

Verlag: Wiley, 1996
ISBN 10: 0471549134 / ISBN 13: 9780471549130
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Titel: Introduction to Wildland Fire

Verlag: Wiley

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0471549134

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Inhaltsangabe: Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for studying the fundamentals of fire behavior, its ecological effects, and its cultural and institutional framework. This new Second Edition expands and updates the coverage of the field and explores the subject of wildfire management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context. Written by recognized authorities on fire management, it presents the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interaction of fires and weather, the ecological effects of fires, the structure of fire management programs, planning efforts, suppression strategies, prescribed fires, and global fire management. The new edition also includes such current problems as the burning of the Amazon rain forest and the implications of the recent drought-related fires that have plagued urban areas bordering on wilderness land.

Throughout the book the authors keep the subject of fire itself central. They begin by identifying, clarifying, and consolidating the basic concepts and literature of fire as a natural occurrence in the environment. General principles are illustrated with reference to specific events, and the natural incidence of fire is related to its cultural causes and effects.

Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition provides foresters, range scientists, environmentalists, ecologists, and administrators of federal and state agencies with an authoritative and comprehensive resource.

Written by recognized authorities on fire management, Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition offers thorough coverage of the complex subject of wildland fire and its management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context. Topics include:
* The chemistry and physics of fire
* Fire behavior, including the influences of fuel and weather
* The ecological effects of fire
* The cultural and institutional framework of fire management
* Fire management and suppression
* Prescribed fire
* Global fire

Vom Verlag: This up-to-the-minute edition presents the latest developments in forest and wildland fire research. Contains a thorough introduction to all major factors of fire management including examples from numerous agencies and regions. This version features a new section on the international aspects of wildland fire.

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