Land on Fire: How Extreme Wildfire Is Reshaping the West

Land on Fire How Extreme Wildfire Is Reshaping the West The why behind wildfire The wildfires of were the most devastating on record than million acres burned across North America and the United States spent than billion dollars fighting and suppr

  • Title: Land on Fire: How Extreme Wildfire Is Reshaping the West
  • Author: Gary Ferguson
  • ISBN: 9781604697001
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The why behind wildfire The wildfires of 2015 were the most devastating on record than 9 million acres burned across North America and the United States spent than 2 billion dollars fighting and suppressing the fires 2016 is expected to be even worse by May, than 1.6 million acres had already burned Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affectiThe why behind wildfire The wildfires of 2015 were the most devastating on record than 9 million acres burned across North America and the United States spent than 2 billion dollars fighting and suppressing the fires 2016 is expected to be even worse by May, than 1.6 million acres had already burned Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting and people, especially in the west Land on Fire by bestselling nature writer Gary Ferguson explores the science behind this phenomenon and the research being done to find a solution You ll learn about the heroic efforts of those responsible for fighting fire, how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation dire, and how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames Color photographs throughout reveal the beauty and terror of fire and the stunning effect it has on the landscape Land on Fire is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our time of fire.

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    1. “The why behind wildfire The wildfires of 2015 were the most devastating on record; more than 9 million acres burned across North America and the United States spent more than 2 billion dollars fighting and suppressing the fires. 2016 is expected to be even worse: by May, more than 1.6 million acres had already burned. Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west.”More academic than entertaining, this is a valuable asset for firefighter [...]

    2. I received this through Netgalley, but that doesn't alter my opinion.From the start I thought the author had taken an interesting direction, explaining how wildfires can be a good thing (i.e. cleansing soils and increasing some species diversity) as well as a bad thing (i.e. the loss of historical forests, homes and lives).The prologue really gripped me; it was very powerful and the use of photographs throughout really helped to put things into perspective at times, as well as being quite stunni [...]

    3. As a retired firefight with over thirty years of trying to help solve the perplexing problem of wild fire and its impacts, I was impressed with Gary Ferguson’s in-depth study, “Land on Fire,” and particularly with its conclusion; the landscape is turbulent and fire behavior is not likely to change anytime soon. My futile efforts seem universal, not necessarily a byproduct of my ineptitude.Ferguson presents the dilemma with spot-on and clear analysis. The complications involved with the int [...]

    4. I first picked up this book because I'm a sucker for a good cover. I was happy to discover that amazing photographs of the terror and beauty of wildfires were on almost every page, and, more importantly, that Gary Ferguson writes about the science behind the creation, expansion, and necessity of wildfires in the west in a lyrical way. There were a few points that sort of confused me (science is hard), but it was still informative. Living in Montana, I have been introduced to the fire season that [...]

    5. As a person that lives in the Pacific Northwest and has seen how devastating a wildfire can be, I was interested in reading "Land on Fire". I found the book very informative and have a new respect for all of those that fight wildfires and the people that contribute to the science of wildfires. "Land on Fire" shows how history, sciences, climate change and human activity contributes to wildfires. I would recommend anyone that lives in the west and all politicians to read this well thought out boo [...]

    6. Wildfires are going to get bigger and more frequent. Our forests are in great jeopardy and they are absolutely critical for our survival and the survival of all life on earth. We have little time to learn how to deal with the coming crisis. Now is the time to make the necessary changes in how we think and act.This was a quick, entertaining overview of the recent state of wildfires in the west; how they are caused, how they are fought, and the how the costs of not addressing the issue will endang [...]

    7. Ferguson writes extremely well and makes his subject both accessible and easy to understand in terms of cause and effect. His photographs are stunning in themselves, and aid understanding. He explains, for instance, how foresters in the past took stances that encouraged the build-up of brush until massive fires could not be stopped and only a few major trees with thick bark remained. The forests in general would benefit from occasional smaller fires burning off old deadwood and litter, making it [...]

    8. The frequency and intensity of wildfire has risen dramatically in the last couple of decades especially in the America West. This summer we saw massive fires all through the interior of British Columbia, highways closed, whole towns evacuated and choking smoke spread across the province . So it wasn't surprising that this book caught my eye when I saw it on the library's New Non-fiction shelf.Ferguson writes about how historical fire suppression practices, climate change and shifting patterns of [...]

    9. Reviewing an early copy received via giveaway.The first 80% of Land on Fire reads like a long, well-researched page. It is certainly interesting for the content concerning wildfires, how they begin and spread, the effects they have on the Western landscape and those who live there, and on the firefighters and others who work to combat them. If you are not innately interested in those topics, however, it is not particularly gripping.The last chapters shift to a call for what the author believes [...]

    10. This was a very interesting book, as I haven't read anything about wildfires previously. This book focuses on the increase in wildfires in the Western United States and explains the basics of wildfires to readers. Chapters include topics in Living Fire, Kindling, Combustion, Fighting Fire, Aftermath,Risk Reduction and Future Fire. The book also have a great deal of pictures throughout from a variety of different wildfires as well as the firefighters and other workers who work to put them out. In [...]

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