Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

The Book of Fire




Media: Paperback

Item #: 342   Price: $5.00
ISBN: 0-87842-491-1
Pages: 80   Size: 8 3/8 x 9

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Beginning at the molecular level, The Book of Fire introduces nonscientists to the anatomy of heat, ignition, and flame, progressing from how a twig catches fire to how an entire landscape burns. To help readers understand the science of fire, William Cottrell illustrates combustion events that most people are familiar with: a flickering candle, a smoldering campfire, a glowing coal. Readers will learn about wildland fire behavior, fire types, and fuel levels--indispensiable information for firefighters and fire managers, as well as homeowners who live in the wildland-urban interface.