Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fire in the National Parks

Hardcover | April 9, 2007

byHal K. Rothman

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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool.Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.

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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool.Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shap...

Hal K. Rothman is Chair and Professor of History at University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 5.98 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:April 9, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195311167

ISBN - 13:9780195311167

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The National Parks and FireCh. 1. Fighting Fire on Horseback: The Military in the National Parks, 1872-1916Ch. 2. The Development of a Fire Management StructureCh. 3. A Decade of Transformation: The New Deal and Fire PolicyCh. 4. Ecology and the Limits of Suppression in the Post War EraCh. 5. Allowing Fire in the National Park SystemCh. 6. Managing FireCh. 7. Yellowstone and the Politics of DisasterCh. 8. The Hazard of New Fortunes: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the Twenty-First Century

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"Considering the aggregate of books about fire, this volume's importance is its concentration on national park lands. A weighty addition to the shelf of environmental history books."--Library Journal