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019    SpringerEBAon1006732512 
020    9781610918190|q(electronic bk.) 
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100 1  Struzik, Edward,|d1954-|eauthor. 
245 10 Firestorm :|bhow wildfire will shape our future /|cEdward 
264  1 Washington, DC :|bImprint: Island Press,|c2017. 
300    1 online resource 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
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504    Includes bibliographical references. 
505 0  The beast awakens -- Inside the mind of a wildfire -- A 
       history of fire suppression -- Visions of the Pyrocene -- 
       Water on fire -- The big smoke -- Drought, disease, 
       insects, and wildfire -- Fire on ice -- Agent of change --
       Resilience and recovery. 
520    For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as
       wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. 
       Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It acted like a 
       mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they 
       hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a 
       stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in 
       which fires like the Beast are commonplace. A glance at 
       international headlines shows a remarkable increase in 
       higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands- a 
       trifecta for igniting wildfires like we've rarely seen 
       before. This change is particularly noticeable in the 
       northern forests of the United States and Canada. These 
       forests require fire to maintain healthy ecosystems, but 
       as the human population grows, and as changes in climate, 
       animal and insect species, and disease cause further 
       destabilization, wildfires have turned into a potentially 
       uncontrollable threat to human lives and livelihoods. Our 
       understanding of the role fire plays in healthy forests 
       has come a long way in the past century. Despite this, we 
       are not prepared to deal with an escalation of fire during
       periods of intense drought and shorter winters, earlier 
       springs, potentially more lightning strikes and hotter 
       summers. There is too much fuel on the ground, too many 
       people and assets to protect, and no plan in place to deal
       with these challenges. In this book, the author visits 
       scorched earth from Alaska to Maine, and introduces the 
       scientists, firefighters, and resource managers making the
       case for a radically different approach to managing 
       wildfire in the 21st century. Wildfires can no longer be 
       treated as avoidable events because the risk and dangers 
       are becoming too great and costly. The author weaves a 
       heart-pumping narrative of science, economics, politics, 
       and human determination and points to the ways that we, 
       and the wilder inhabitants of the forests around our 
       cities and towns, might yet flourish in an age of growing 
650  0 Wildfires. 
650  0 Wildfires|xPrevention and control. 
655  0 Electronic book. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
710 2  SpringerLink|eissuing body. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aStruzik, Edward, 1954-|tFirestorm.
       |dWashington : Island Press, 2017|z9781610918183|w(DLC)  
830  0 Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2017 
856 40 |u|zConnect to 
       ebook (University of Melbourne only) 
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990    Springer Earth and Environmental Science 2017 
990    Batch Ebook load (bud2) - do not edit, delete or attach 
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991    |zNEW New collection springerlink.ebookees2017 2019-03-19 
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