Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future / Edward Struzik.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast" because it behaved in seemingly sinister and often unpredictable ways. Many of them hoped that they would never see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to suggest that megafires like the Beast have become the new normal. A glance at international headlines shows a remarkable increase in higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands- a trifecta for igniting wildfires like we have rarely seen before. Fires are burning bigger, hotter, faster, and more often. In Firestorm, journalist Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. To understand how we might yet flourish in the coming age of megafires, Struzik 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 twenty-first century. We must begin by acknowledging that fire is unavoidable, and be much more prepared to cope when we cannot completely control the flames. Living with fire also means, Struzik reveals, that we must better understand how the surprising, far-reaching impacts of these massive fires will linger long after the smoke eventually clears."--Jacket flap.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257).
    • ISBN:
      9781610918183
      1610918185
    • Accession Number:
      2017940667
    • Accession Number:
      ocn982091854
      982091854
    • Accession Number:
      fay.547680
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      STRUZIK, E. Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future. [s. l.]: Island Press, 2017. ISBN 9781610918183. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Struzik E. Firestorm : How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future. Island Press; 2017. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680
    • APA:
      Struzik, E. (2017). Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future. Island Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Struzik, Edward. 2017. Firestorm : How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future. Island Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680.
    • Harvard:
      Struzik, E. (2017) Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future. Island Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Struzik, E 2017, Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future, Island Press, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Struzik, Edward. Firestorm : How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future. Island Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Struzik, Edward. Firestorm : How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future. Island Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Struzik E. Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future [Internet]. Island Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.547680