Fire on the Rim: A Firefighters Season at the Grand Canyon

Paperback | September 1, 1995

byStephen J. Pyne

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In this lively account of one [fire] season, Pyne introduces us to the tightly knit world of a fire crew, to the complex geography of the North Rim, to the technique and changing philosophy of fire management.

- Publishers Weekly

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In this lively account of one [fire] season, Pyne introduces us to the tightly knit world of a fire crew, to the complex geography of the North Rim, to the technique and changing philosophy of fire management. - Publishers Weekly

Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University. The author of ten acclaimed books on environmental history, he won the 1995 "Los Angeles Times'" Robert Kirsch Award for his career contribution to arts & letters. He lives in Glendale, Arizona.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.15 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:University Of Washington Press

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ISBN - 10:0295974834

ISBN - 13:9780295974835

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"Forest fires are both the subject and the main characters in this mesmerizing account by a MacArthur Prize—winning professor who spent 15 summers as a ‘Longshot’ firefighter. The result is a heady combination of poetic prose, analytic language (trees are ‘large fuels’), and ecological polemic directed at the bureaucratic infighting that afflicts the two great administrators of the nation’s wilderness—the Park Service and the National Forest Service.... This rewarding book should add a ‘large fuel’ of its own to the debate over our endangered wilderness. - Kirkus