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100 1  Thomas, Peter A 
245 10 Fire in the Forest 
264  1 Cambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2010 
264  4 |c©2010 
300    1 online resource (240 pages) 
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505 0  Cover -- FIRE IN THE FOREST -- Title -- Copyright -- 
       Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Contributors -- 1: In
       the beginning -- The nature of fire -- Just how widespread
       are forest fires? -- 2: Historical review -- The earliest 
       beginnings of fire in geological time -- Tertiary and 
       Quaternary - the last 65 million years -- Holocene - the 
       last 10 000 years -- The intervention of humans -- Uses of
       fire -- Control of fire - careful or careless? -- Effect 
       of aboriginal people on the landscape -- Arrival of the 
       Europeans -- Bambi and Smokey Bear -- Reduced fire 
       frequencies -- Fire control to fire management -- Are fire
       frequencies increasing again? -- 3: How a fire burns -- 
       Mechanics of fire -- Pre-ignition -- Ignition -- 
       Combustion -- Heat transfer -- Variation in fuel quality -
       - Moisture -- Chemical make-up -- Size and shape -- 
       Temperature and energy -- Anatomy of a fire -- Types of 
       fire -- Ground fire -- Surface fire -- Crown fire -- 
       Dynamics of extreme fires -- Convection columns -- Spot 
       fires -- Fire whirls, horizontal roll vortices and fire 
       storms -- Scales of fire impact smoke -- 4: Fire in the 
       wild landscape -- Causes of wildfire - how do they start? 
       -- Lightning -- Volcanism -- Human fire starters -- Other 
       sources -- What starts most fires? -- Which burns most 
       area? -- The fire behaviour triangle -- Fuel 
       considerations fires are what they consume -- Types of 
       fuel -- Drying of fuel -- Fuel arrangement -- Amount of 
       fuel -- Fuel load -- Available fuel -- Link between fuel 
       and fire behaviour -- The effect of climate and weather --
       Climate effects -- Weather effects -- Fire season -- 
       Variability in how a fire spreads -- Chance -- Fuel 
       quality and amount -- Topography -- The complexity of fire
       spread -- Patterns/mosaics on the landscape -- Patterns of
       fire over time -- What affects how often a piece of land 
       reburns? -- Reconstructing fire history 
505 8  Fire size - how big is big? -- 5: Fire ecology -- How 
       plants survive a surface fire -- Thick bark -- Resprouting
       -- Fire stimulation of flowering -- Ground fires and plant
       survival -- How plants cope with a crown fire -- Seed 
       storage in the canopy serotiny -- Seed storage in the soil
       -- What makes buried seeds germinate at the right time? --
       Sneaking past - invasion after a fire -- Combining these 
       strategies -- Bacteria and fungi -- Animals and fire -- 
       What kinds of animals are killed during a fire? -- What 
       happens to animal numbers after a fire? -- Post-fire 
       recovery of plants and animals -- 6: The benefits of fire 
       and its use as a landscape tool -- Fire and biodiversity -
       an overview -- Unpicking the factors that affect 
       biodiversity -- Fire frequency -- Intensity and severity -
       - Season -- Patchiness and animals - does size matter? -- 
       Other factors -- Environmental legacies: dead wood and 
       biodiversity -- Fire, forests and conservation -- Can 
       clear-cutting replace fire? -- The future for fire-prone 
       forests: environmental uncertainty, macroecology and 
       ecosystem resilience -- Fire as a management tool in the 
       landscape -- Fire and soils -- The wildland-urban 
       interface (WUI) -- The role of prescribed burning in 
       wildland-urban interface areas -- 7: Fire suppression -- 
       Preliminary steps - fire intelligence -- Weather -- Fuels 
       and topography -- Values -- Adding it all up - the fire 
       intelligence function -- Step 1: fire detection -- Passive
       detection -- Organised detection -- Fixed detection -- 
       Aerial detection -- Step 2: dispatch -- Resources for fire
       suppression -- Ground-based resources -- Aerial-based 
       resources -- Step 3: suppression -- Step 4: suppression 
       failure - large fire management -- Fatality fires -- The 
       fire-management organisation -- Planning ahead -- Planning
       beyond the here-and-now 
505 8  8: Wildland fire and its management - a look towards the 
       future -- The age of uncertainty -- Trends and supertrends
       -- Technological progress -- Population growth, 
       distribution and demographics -- Globalisation -- 
       Economics -- Climate change -- Adaptation -- Innovation --
       Banff National Park, Canada: a systems-design approach to 
       ecosystem and fire management -- State Farm Insurance - 
       changing the odds -- Australia - respecting wildfire and 
       taking responsibility -- The future - ours for the making 
       -- Further reading -- References used in the text -- Index
520    An accessible account of how forest fires work, the 
       ecological effects they have, and why and how we fight 
       fires 
588    Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other
       sources 
590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
       may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated 
       libraries 
650  0 Forest fires 
655  4 Electronic books 
700 1  McAlpine, Robert S 
700 1  Hirsch, Kelvin 
700 1  Hobson, Peter 
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