Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame by Michael Kodas

Into the Wild

Read Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame Online Free - A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation—that explains the science of what is causing them and captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them

In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote wildernesses, as well as to the backyards of people faced with these environmental disasters, to look at the heart of this phenomenon and witness firsthand the heroic efforts of the firefighters and scientists racing against time to stop it—or at least to tame these deadly flames.

From Colorado to California, China to Canada, the narrative hopscotches the globe and takes readers to the frontlines of the battle both on the ground and in the air, and in the laboratories, universities, and federal agencies where this issue rages on. Through this prism of perspectives, Kodas zeroes in on a handful of the most terrifying and tumultuous of these environmental disasters in recent years—the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona that took the lives of nineteen elite “hotshot” firefighters, the Waldo Canyon Fire that overwhelmed the city of Colorado Springs—and more in a page-turning narrative that puts a face on the brave people at the heart of this issue. Megafire describes the profound impact of these fires around the earth and will change the way we think about the environment and the essential precariousness of our world.
 



Title : Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame
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ISBN : 0547792085
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


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Seth rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2017

Fascinating and Emotional... As an evacuee during the Waldo Canyon Fire this book caught my attention. Kodas provides a good education of the history and science behind wildfire prevention and wildfire risk. But better than that he provides intimate stories of the troubles caused by wildfires and...





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