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“What can we learn from this history? How difficult it is to invent a new idea and put it in the field. How hard it is to admit you're wrong. How critical it is that reforms come from within the ranks rather than be imposed from outside. How much boldness must meld with humility, and insight with practice. And, if the past is prologue, as Shakespeare held, how much wildland fire management will likely remain one of American forestry's great experiments.”
-Excerpt from preface by Dr. Stephen Pyne
Society of American Foresters' has published their newest anthology of modern research on fire ecology, policy, and the influence of wildfires in forest management. Fire on the Land is a collection of peer-reviewed scientific articles that provide in-depth descriptions and examples of fire's influence on the landscape of our nation. Researchers who tend these allow insight to not only the history of detrimental fires but current practices and future practices into this fire science.
Robert Llewellyn's collection of nature photos are nothing short of an adventure. His keen lens captures the interconnectedness of the forest to create a piece of artwork that is truly breathtaking. From the tiny particles of soil to the leaves at the top of canopies Llewellyn captures it all. These photos invite readers to explore their own backyard to find the detailed beauty hiding in plain sight. Scholar Joan Maloof accompanies Llewellyn's photos with narratives that are just as beautiful. This book has 300 unique photos that are sure to entertain and amaze on every page.The complex relationships among forest dwellers are presented in such an aesthetically pleasing way that you'llll want to reread over and over.
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