Tending Fire: Coping With America's Wildland Fires
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: Island Press
Release Date: November 16, 2004
Provides a remarkably broad, sometimes startling context for understanding fire. Traces the ancient alliance between fire and humanity, delves into the role of European expansion and the creation of fire-prone public lands, and then explores the effects wrought by changing policies of letting burn and suppression.