From a fire policy of prevention at all costs to today's restored burning, Pyne is uniquely qualified to tell America s fire story. The author of more than a score of books, he has told fire s history in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the Earth overall. In his earlier life, he spent fifteen seasons with the North Rim Longshots at Grand Canyon National Park.
In Today, the nation s backcountry and increasingly its exurban fringe are threatened by larger and more damaging burns, fire agencies are scrambling for funds, firefighters continue to die, and the country seems unable to come to grips with the fundamentals behind a rising tide of megafires. Pyne has once again constructed a history of record that will shape our next century of fire management. <
Between Two Fires
University of Arizona Press
A Fire History of Contemporary America