Wildfire

Wildfire
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Blue Sky Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781338266900
ISBN 13: 133826690X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old Sam Castine is at summer camp while his mother is in rehab, but when the camp is evacuated ahead of a fast moving wildfire, he makes the mistake of going back for his phone, and finds himself left behind, disoriented, and running for his life, together with a girl, Delphy, from a different camp--finding an old jeep keeps them going, but in the wilds of Maine, there are only logging roads and the deadly crown fire is everywhere.

Wild Fire

Wild Fire
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 1447278275
ISBN 13: 9781447278276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Fire Book Review:

Wild Fire is the eighth and final book in Ann Cleeves’ bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One crime drama, starring Douglas Henshall. On a small island, rumours can be deadly . . . A new English family have moved to Shetland, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wild fire. With suspicion raining down on the family, DI Jimmy Perez is called in to investigate. For him it will mean returning to the islands of his on–off lover and boss Willow Reeves, who will run the case. Perez is already facing the most disturbing investigation of his career when Willow drops a bomb-shell that will change his life forever. Is he ready for what is to come?

The Wildfire Reader

The Wildfire Reader
Author: George Wuerthner
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2006-08-04
ISBN 10: 1597266329
ISBN 13: 9781597266321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wildfire Reader Book Review:

The Wildfire Reader presents, in an affordable paperback edition, the essays included in Wildfire, offering a concise overview of fire landscapes and the past century of forest policy that has affected them.

Lies Like Wildfire

Lies Like Wildfire
Author: Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 0593309650
ISBN 13: 9780593309650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies Like Wildfire Book Review:

An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart. In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff's daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, their instinct is to lie to the police and the fire investigators. But as the blaze roars through their rural town and towards Yosemite National Park, Hannah's friends begin to crack and she finds herself going to extreme lengths to protect their secret. Because sometimes good people do bad things. And if there’s one thing people hate, it’s liars.

Wildfire

Wildfire
Author: Carrie Mac
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 0399556311
ISBN 13: 9780399556319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Book Review:

Into the Wild meets The Serpent King in this story about Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods. Annie and Pete have been best friends since they were little. They know each other better than anyone, and they've been on more adventures than they can count--they even have a notebook filled with all the times they've almost died. But they always survive, because together, they're invincible. And they've always been just friends. But lately, Annie has been thinking that maybe friendship is just the beginning, and she's been mentally replaying all the times they were almost something more. Now they're heading out on their next great quest: a ten-day backpacking trip through the mountains of Washington State, ending at Fire Camp, where they'll learn to fight the area's growing wildfire problem. The woods spark with the promise of adventure, but a freak climbing accident interrupts their progress, and as the wildfires close in and smoke envelops them, Annie and Pete wander farther from the trail. Carrie Mac's gripping story of the power of unrequited love and the danger of the elements is harrowing, beautiful, and unforgettable. A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year "Mac is as comfortable writing about the wilderness as she is exploring the internal world of a teenage girl, and the combination of the two is enthralling and devastating."--Quill and Quire, Starred review "At turns heartbreaking, joyful, and frightening. An affecting combination of wilderness adventure and poignant teen angst."--Kirkus "For a novel so introspective, the pace is remarkably quick...Recommend to fans of John Green, Adam Silvera, or Sarah Dessen. Advise readers to have tissues on hand for this riveting tale of friendship, grief, and survival."--SLJ

First Nations Wildfire Evacuations

First Nations Wildfire Evacuations
Author: Tara K. McGee,Amy Cardinal Christianson,First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership
Publsiher: Purich Books
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 0774880686
ISBN 13: 9780774880688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Nations Wildfire Evacuations Book Review:

Nearly one-third of wildfire evacuations in Canada involve Indigenous communities. While evacuations are carried out to protect people from smoke and flames, deciding to leave brings its own challenges. Based on interviews with evacuees from seven First Nations, this book outlines how Indigenous communities and external organizations can best prepare for the different stages of a wildfire evacuation, including: deciding when to leave putting a plan in motion troubleshooting transportation finding accommodation caring for evacuees returning home. With climate change increasing the likelihood of wildfires around the world, this book is an invaluable resource for any community at risk from fire.

Wildfire

Wildfire
Author: Zane Grey
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 1775452972
ISBN 13: 9781775452973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Book Review:

From the imagination of renowned Western writer Zane Grey comes Wildfire, the gripping tale of a man, a woman, and a remarkable horse. The three are thrown together through a series of circumstances that give rise to a once-in-a-lifetime bond. One of Grey's most emotionally compelling works, this novel combines pulse-pounding action and nuanced insight into the ties that bind us together.

Firestorm

Firestorm
Author: Edward Struzik
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 1610918185
ISBN 13: 9781610918183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firestorm Book Review:

"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists." --New York Times Book Review "Comprehensive and compelling." --Booklist "A powerful message." --Kirkus "Should be required reading." --Library Journal In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It seemed to be 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. In Firestorm, Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. It's possible for us to flourish in the coming age of megafires--but it will take a radical new approach that requires acknowledging that fires are no longer avoidable. 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.

Wild Fire

Wild Fire
Author: M. L. Buchman
Publsiher: Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2016-12-24
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PKEY:6610000062614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Fire Book Review:

The riveting and heartwarming conclusion to the acclaimed series. “That is how you wrap up a series. (This) was eloquent and beautiful and heartbreaking and fabulous.” Gordon Finchley knows he’s toast when he crashes his firefighting helicopter into a wildland forest fire. Newly-arrived Ripley Vaughan almost negates his near-miraculous survival when she barely misses slicing him in two with her massive Erickson Aircrane helicopter during rescue. In deepest irony, a wildfire sweeps over their base camp on Ripley’s first full day. It should be getting better—yet it’s getting worse. Before long, she’s on the far side of the Pacific and losing the battle against both the fire and Gordon’s effect on her heart. In this riveting wrap-up to the Firehawks series, the entire Mount Hood Aviation heli-attack squad needs all their skills to not get burned by the ultimate wildfire. “M. L. Buchman is one of the best military suspense/romance writers on the market.” “With a spectacularly satisfying ending, this will thrill Buchman’s many fans and all action romance readers.” – Booklist [Can be read stand-alone or in series. A complete happy-ever-after with no cliffhangers.] Buy now to join the romantic firefighting adventure.

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Douglas Paton
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 0124096018
ISBN 13: 9780124096011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced causes such as deforestation, debris burning and arson—underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. It presents several international case studies that discuss the historical, social, cultural and ecological aspects of wildfire risk management in countries with a long history of dealing with this hazard (e.g., USA, Australia) and in countries (e.g., Taiwan) where wildfire hazards represent a new and growing threat to the social and ecological landscape. Puts the contributions of environmental scientists, social scientists, climatologists, and geoscientists at your fingertips Arms you with the latest research on causality, social and societal impacts, economic impacts, and the multi-dimensional nature of wildfire mitigation, preparedness, and recovery Features a broad range of tables, figures, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs to aid in the retention of key concepts Discusses steps for prevention and mitigation of wildfires, one of the most expensive and complex geo-hazards in the world.

Wild Fire

Wild Fire
Author: Nelson DeMille
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2006-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780759569447
ISBN 13: 0759569444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Fire Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Nelson DeMille is a true master." - Dan Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code Welcome to the Custer Hill Club--an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk off-the-record about war, life, death, sex and politics. But one Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion. That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club's game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that's how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top-secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters
Author: Fantina Tedim,Vittorio Leone,Tara K. Mcgee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 0128157224
ISBN 13: 9780128157220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters Book Review:

Extreme Wildfire Events and Disasters: Root Causes and New Management Strategies highlights the urgent need for new methods to prepare and mitigate the effects of these events. Using a multidisciplinary, socio-ecological approach, the book discusses the roots of the problem, presenting a new, innovative approach to wildfire mitigation based on the operational concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST). Under the guidance of its expert editors, the book highlights new ways to prevent and respond to extreme wildfire events and disasters through sustainable development, thus revealing better management methods and increasing protection of both the natural environment and the vulnerable communities within it. Reveals the complexity of extreme wildfire events and disasters in an accessible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary way Reviews the ground-breaking concept of Fire Smart Territory (FST) which offers an opportunity to reduce wildfire occurrence and severity through measures that promote sustainable development Proposes a new perspective on disaster risk reduction to help researchers, planners and professionals successfully adapt their methods for mitigating current and future issues

Wild River

Wild River
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1338647288
ISBN 13: 9781338647280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild River Book Review:

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong! Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he's awoken by screams. The dam has failed. The river is surging, and their camp will be under water in a matter of moments.As the shrieking roar of the river rushes closer, the kids scramble to higher ground. They make it; their counselors do not.Now they're on their own, with barely any food or supplies, in the middle of the Montana wilderness. Do Daniel and his four classmates have what it takes to stay alive until they can get rescued? Alone in the wild, they forge powerful bonds -- but develop dangerous disagreements. If nature doesn't break them, they might just destroy each other.This gripping survival story from the Newbery Honor author of Wildfire is filled with adrenaline-pumping adventure and moments of true bravery.

Zane and the Hurricane

Zane and the Hurricane
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0545633478
ISBN 13: 9780545633475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zane and the Hurricane Book Review:

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Zane Dupree is a charismatic 12-year-old boy of mixed race visiting a relative in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits. Unexpectedly separated from all family, Zane and his dog experience the terror of Katrina's wind, rain, and horrific flooding. Facing death, they are rescued from an attic air vent by a kind, elderly musician and a scrappy young girl--both African American. The chaos that ensues as storm water drowns the city, shelter and food vanish, and police contribute to a dangerous, frightening atmosphere, creates a page-turning tale that completely engrosses the reader. Based on the facts of the worst hurricane disaster in U.S. history, Philbrick includes the lawlessness and lack of government support during the disaster as well as the generosity and courage of those who risked their lives and safety to help others. Here is an unforgettable novel of heroism in the face of truly challenging circumstances.

Wild Fire

Wild Fire
Author: Kristen Ashley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781951812218
ISBN 13: 1951812212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Fire Book Review:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Chaos series featuring Dutch Black?**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it's an introduction to an author's world. And for fans, it's a bonus book in the author's series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Fire Monks

Fire Monks
Author: Colleen Morton Busch
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN 10: 1101516941
ISBN 13: 9781101516942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Monks Book Review:

The "vivid" and "electrifying" true story of how five monks saved the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in the United States from wildfire (San Francisco Chronicle). When a massive wildfire surrounded Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, five monks risked their lives to save it. A gripping narrative as well as a portrait of the Zen path and the ways of wildfire, Fire Monks reveals what it means to meet a crisis with full presence of mind. Zen master and author of the classic Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi established a monastery at Tassajara Hot Springs in 1967, drawn to the location's beauty, peace, and seclusion. Deep in the wilderness east of Big Sur, the center is connected to the outside world by a single unpaved road. The remoteness that makes it an oasis also makes it particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes. If fire entered the canyon, there would be no escape. More than two thousand wildfires, all started by a single lightning storm, blazed across the state of California in June 2008. With resources stretched thin, firefighters advised residents at Tassajara to evacuate early. Most did. A small crew stayed behind, preparing to protect the monastery when the fire arrived. But nothing could have prepared them for what came next. A treacherous shift in weather conditions prompted a final order to evacuate everyone, including all firefighters. As they caravanned up the road, five senior monks made the risky decision to turn back. Relying on their Zen training, they were able to remain in the moment and do the seemingly impossible-to greet the fire not as an enemy to defeat, but as a friend to guide. Fire Monks pivots on the kind of moment some seek and some run from, when life and death hang in simultaneous view. Novices in fire but experts in readiness, the Tassajara monks summoned both intuition and wisdom to face crisis with startling clarity. The result is a profound lesson in the art of living.

Land on Fire

Land on Fire
Author: Gary Ferguson
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 1604697008
ISBN 13: 9781604697001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land on Fire Book Review:

“This comprehensive book offers a fascinating overview of how those fires are fought, and some conversation-starters for how we might reimagine our relationship with the woods.” —Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Land on Fire explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire. Award-winning nature writer Gary Ferguson brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.

Gender and Wildfire

Gender and Wildfire
Author: Christine Eriksen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 131769967X
ISBN 13: 9781317699675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Wildfire Book Review:

In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This book examines wildfire awareness and preparedness amongst women, men, households, communities and agencies at the interface between city and beyond. It does so through an examination of two regions where wildfires are common and disastrous, and where how to deal with them is a major political issue: southeast Australia and the west coast United States. It follows women’s and men’s stories of surviving, fighting, evacuating, living and working with wildfire to reveal the intimate inner workings of wildfire response – and especially the culturally and historically distinct gender relations that underpin wildfire resilience. Wildfire is revealed as much more than a "natural" hazard – it is far from gender-neutral. Rather, wildfire is an important means through which traditional gender roles and power relations are maintained despite changing social circumstances. Women’s and men’s subjectivities are shaped by varying senses of inclusion, exclusion, engagement and disengagement with wildfire management. This leads to the reproduction of gender identities with clear ramifications for if, how and to what extent women and men prepare for wildfire.

Wildfire Policy

Wildfire Policy
Author: Dean Lueck,Karen M. Bradshaw
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1136520597
ISBN 13: 9781136520594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildfire Policy Book Review:

During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and methodologies of their field to the subject of wildfire. The only modern legal work on wildfire, the book brings together leading scholars to consider questions such as: How can public policy address the effects of climate change on wildfire, and wildfire on climate change? Are the environmental and fiscal costs of ex ante prevention measures justified? What are the appropriate levels of prevention and suppression responsibility borne by private, state, and federal actors? Can tort liability provide a solution for realigning the grossly distorted incentives that currently exist for private landowners and government firefighters? Do the existing incentives in wildfire institutions provide incentives for efficient private and collective action and how might they be improved?

Paradise

Paradise
Author: Lizzie Johnson
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0593136381
ISBN 13: 9780593136386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Book Review:

"The definitive firsthand account of California's Camp Fire-the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century-and a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. On November 8, 2018, the people of Paradise, California, awoke to a mottled gray sky and gusty winds. Soon the Camp Fire was upon them, gobbling an acre a second. Less than two hours after the fire ignited, the town was engulfed in flames, the residents trapped in their homes and cars. By the next morning, eighty-five people were dead. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson was there as the town of Paradise burned. She saw the smoldering rubble of a historic covered bridge and the beloved Black Bear Diner and she stayed long afterward, visiting shelters, hotels, and makeshift camps. Drawing on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records, including 911 calls and testimony from a grand jury investigation, Johnson provides a minute-by-minute account of the Camp Fire, following residents and first responders as they fight to save themselves and their town. We see a young mother fleeing with her newborn; a school bus full of children in search of an escape route; and a group of paramedics, patients, and nurses trapped in a cul-de-sac, fending off the fire with rakes and hoses. Johnson documents the unfolding tragedy with empathy and nuance. But she also investigates the root causes, from runaway climate change to a deeply flawed alert system to Pacific Gas and Electric's decades-long neglect of critical infrastructure. A cautionary tale for a new era of megafires, Paradise is the gripping story of a town wiped off the map and the determination of its people to rise again"--