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On The Burning Edge

Author : Kyle Dickman
ISBN : 9780553392135
Genre : Nature
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN’S JOURNAL • In the tradition of Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm and Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers comes a true and heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On the Burning Edge, by award-winning journalist and former wildland firefighter Kyle Dickman, is the definitive account of the Yarnell Hill Fire. On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters—the Granite Mountain Hotshots—walked together into the blaze, tools in their hands and emergency fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. Dickman brings to the story a professional firefighter’s understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it’s like to stand inside a raging fire—and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm’s way in the coming years. Praise for On the Burning Edge “What makes this book a tear-jerking classic is the seamless manner in which Dickman weaves a century of fire-management history into the fully realized stories of the men’s lives—the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fire within their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left in the shower before telling his girlfriend, Heather, ‘I’ll take care of it later. I promise.’”—Outside “Dickman offers a riveting account of a dangerous occupation and acts of nature most violent—and those who face both down.”—Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

The Fire Line

Author : Fernanda Santos
ISBN : 9781250054029
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11.

Fire And Ashes

Author : John N. Maclean
ISBN : 0805072128
Genre : Nature
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A history of American wildfires recounts the most significant fires, sharing front-line stories, past and present firefighting strategies, and the apparent increase in fire occurrence and intensity in recent years.

The Esperanza Fire

Author : John Maclean
ISBN : 9781619020719
Genre : History
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Relates the events of the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California, the tragic deaths of a five-man Forest Service engine crew, and the high-profile murder trial of the person convicted for setting the fire.

Fire Crew

Author : Ben Walters
ISBN : 061555248X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An insider look at wildland firefighting today - Ben Walters' realistic, day-to-day account of life on a BLM engine crew

3000 Degrees

Author : Sean Flynn
ISBN : 9780446555036
Genre : History
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The unforgettable and heartbreaking true story of the firemen who bravely fought "the perfect fire" is now in paperback.

Triangle Of Fire

Author : Joseph C Tomlinson
ISBN : 1976828961
Genre : Fiction
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For hotshot Curtis Browning, battling forest fires and attending the University of California at Santa Barbara is a balance between two worlds- one of roaring orange flames, caustic smoke, the clamor of chainsaws and curse words, the other- life in an idyllic college town on the Pacific Ocean with all the promise and excitement of youth at the cusp of adulthood. After the grandmother who raised him passes away, except for the camaraderie and loyalty of his roommates and the rough young men on the hotshot crew, Curtis is alone in the world. Struggling to find deeper meaning, he focuses on living in the moment and the divine beauty of nature. With summer here, Curtis takes a break from studying and navigates between raging wildfires and the alluring Sirens' call of parties, surfing and enjoying the atmosphere of beatiful undergrads. Everything changes when a bewitching young woman from Ventura drops into his life. Searching for the romantic ideal just became a little more complicated.

One Foot In The Black

Author : Kurt Kamm
ISBN : 0979855152
Genre : Fiction
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At 19, Greg Kowalski has the courage to leave his abusive father, but he can't turn his back on the profession his father introduced him to. He finds a new fire fighting family in California, but within days experiences profound loss when he and his crewmembers are trapped on a mountainside in an explosive wildfire. Through Greg, the author chronicles any firefighter's struggle with the risks of his or her commitment, and the effects of the rewards and losses that are inherent in one of the most dangerous, yet most fulfilling jobs on earth.--Publisher.

Trees Of Panama And Costa Rica

Author : Richard Condit
ISBN : 1400836174
Genre : Nature
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This is the first field guide dedicated to the diverse tree species of Panama and Costa Rica. Featuring close to 500 tropical tree species, Trees of Panama and Costa Rica includes superb color photos, abundant color distribution maps, and concise descriptions of key characteristics, making this guide readily accessible to botanists, biologists, and casual nature lovers alike. The invaluable introductory chapters discuss tree diversity in Central America and the basics of tree identification. Family and species accounts are treated alphabetically and describe family size, number of genera and species, floral characteristics, and relative abundance. Color distribution maps supplement the useful species descriptions, and facing-page photographic plates detail bark, leaf, flower, or fruit of the species featured. Helpful appendices contain a full glossary, a comprehensive guide to leaf forms, and a list of families not covered. The only tree guide to cover both Panama and Costa Rica together Covers almost 500 species 438 high-resolution color photos 480 color distribution maps and two general maps Concise and jargon-free descriptions of key characteristics for every species Full glossary and guide to leaf forms included

Young Men And Fire

Author : Norman Maclean
ISBN : 9780226450490
Genre : History
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A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Alongside Maclean’s now-canonical A River Runs through It and Other Stories, Young Men and Fire is recognized today as a classic of the American West. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Maclean’s later triumph—the last book he would write—includes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time. As moving and profound as when it was first published, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.

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