9781680510713-1680510711-Wildfire: On The Front Lines With Station 8

Wildfire: On The Front Lines With Station 8

ISBN-13: 9781680510713
ISBN-10: 1680510711
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hansen, Heather
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781680510713
ISBN-10: 1680510711
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hansen, Heather
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Hansen, Heather wrote Wildfire: On The Front Lines With Station 8 comprising 320 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1680510711 and 9781680510713. Since then Wildfire: On The Front Lines With Station 8 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

  • The author was embedded with one of the busiest wildfire crews in the United States
  • Reveals wildfires through the experiences of the people who go face-to-face with them
  • Focuses on challenges faced in Western states.
Every year wildfires ravage forests, destroy communities, and devastate human lives, with only the bravery of dedicated firefighters creating a barrier against even greater destruction. Throughout the 2016 wildfire season, journalist Heather Hansen witnessed firsthand the heroics of the Station 8 crew in Boulder, Colorado. She tells that story here, layered with the added context of the history, science, landscape, and human behavior that, year-by-year, increases the severity, frequency, and costs of conflagrations in the West. She examines the changes in both mindset and activity around wildfires and tracks the movement from wildfire as something useful, to something feared, to something necessary but roundly dreaded.

Wildfire shares the drama, hardships, and experiences of the firefighters who try, sometimes in vain, to prevent destruction when a spark flares out of control. Hansen tells the rich and frightening stories of the firefighters themselves and the challenges they face: a safety system struggling to keep up with fire seasons that are lengthening, fires that are becoming more extreme, and agencies that are struggling to cover the bills.
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