Synopses & Reviews
The Wildfire Reader presents, in an affordable paperback edition, the essays included in Wildfire, offering a concise overview of fire landscapes and the past century of forest policy that has affected them.
About the Author
George Wuerthner is a professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books on natural history and other environmental topics, including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy (Island Press 2006). He is the co-author of Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West (Island Press 2002).
Table of Contents
PART I. Wildfire Myths
PART II. Wildfire: Perspectives and Visions
Introduction: Humans and Fire
The Fire of Life: Thinking About the Biological Basis for Fire \ Stephen J. Pyne, Ph.D.
A Spiral Dance: The Necessity of Fire to Wildness \ Mollie Matteson
Fire and Native Peoples: A Natural or Humanized Landscape? \ Thomas R. Vale, Ph.D.
Coyote Wildfire: Evolving Firefighters into Fire Guiders \ Joe Fox, Ph.D.