Book of Fire

Second Edition

William Cottrell, Jr.

Foreword by Jane Kapler Smith

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—indispensable information for firefighters and fire managers, as well as homeowners who live in the wildland-urban interface.


80 pages, 8.375 x 9, paperback
Item 342, ISBN 0-87842-191-1

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