Introduction to Fire in California : Second Edition / David Carle.

The essential guide to California's long relationship with fire, updated for the climate-change generation. What is fire? How are wildfires ignited? How do California's weather and topography influence fire? How did Indigenous people use fire on the land we now call California? David Carle...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Carle, David (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2021]
Ã2021
Series:California Natural History Guides
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Summary:The essential guide to California's long relationship with fire, updated for the climate-change generation. What is fire? How are wildfires ignited? How do California's weather and topography influence fire? How did Indigenous people use fire on the land we now call California? David Carle's clearly written, dramatically illustrated first edition of Introduction to Fire in California helped Californians, including the millions who live near naturally flammable wildlands, better understand their own place in the state's landscape. In this revised edition, Carle covers the basics of fire ecology; looks at the effects of fire on people, wildlife, soil, water, and air; discusses fire-fighting organizations and land-management agencies; and explains how to prepare for an emergency and what to do when one happens. This second edition brings the wildfire story up to the year 2020, with information about recent extreme and deadly fire events and the evidence that climate change is swiftly changing the wildfire story in California. This update reflects current debates about California's future as a climate-crisis leader facing massive, annual natural disasters; the future of California development and housing; and the critically necessary alternatives to traditional energy options. Features:A larger, more reader-friendly page formatOver 100 color illustrations and 12 mapsAn overview of major wildfires in California's historyAn updated and expanded discussion of the effect of climate change on fires in natural landscapesTips on what to do before, during, and after firesDiscussion of utility companies and massive power shutoffs.
Physical Description:1 online resource (248 p.).
ISBN:9780520976566
0520976568
Access:Access limited to authorized users.