California : a fire survey / Stephen J. Pyne.

"By its size, fire intensity, and institutional responses, California has long shaped the national agenda for wildland fire. From its early days, California decided for fire suppression. How and why this happened is the subject of this fire reconnaissance of America's Golden State for fire...

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Main Author: Pyne, Stephen J., 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016]
Series:Pyne, Stephen J., 1949- To the last smoke ; v. 2.
Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: conflagrating California
  • California's invented fire cultures
  • State of emergency
  • Cajon Pass: portal to southern California
  • Forests: southern California's fire rectangle
  • Parks: traversing the transverse
  • Imperium in Imperio
  • Mending firewalls
  • Force majeure
  • Airing differences
  • Interlude: California split
  • Arch rock: portal to northern California
  • The Tahoe crucible
  • Working fire
  • The pastures of purgatory
  • The big ones
  • Vignettes of primitive America: the sierra parks
  • Epilogue: California between two fires.