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Extreme Wildfire : Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of
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In one moment, there’s a simple spark, and then roaring flames surge 200 feet into the air, devouring forests. Trees, from root to canopy, are burned to the ground. Airtankers and helicopters hover above, executing an air attack. Brave firefighters, equipped with flame resistant suits, leap from helicopters onto the treetops and descend to the blazing forest floor. In this book, young readers will learn about the ecological impacts of wildfires, the ins and outs of fire science including tactics for prevention and containment, cutting-edge technology used to track wildfires and predict fire behavior, and about the impressive skill, survival tactics, and bravery required to control a wildfire. Also included are expert tips, fun facts, and breathtaking photos taken by the author.
Number of Pages: 111
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Science + Nature / Earth Sciences / Weather
Publisher: Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Mark Thiessen
Street Date: August 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-3794
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