Extreme Wildfire: Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire by Mark Thiessen (Paperback / softback)
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- DescriptionInemoment, there sasimplespark, andthenroaringflamessurge200 feetintotheair, devouring forests. Trees, fromroottocapy, areburnedtothe ground.Airtankersand helicopters hover above, executing an airattack.Brave firefighters, equipped with flame resistant suits, leap from helicoptersontothe treetopsanddescendtotheblazingforestfloor. Inthisbook, youngreaderswill learn aboutthe ecologicalimpacts ofwildfires, theinsand outs offire science includingtactics forprevention andcontainment, cutting-edge techlogyused to track wildfires and predictfire behavior, and about the impressive skill, survival tactics, andbravery required tocontrola wildfire.Also includedareexperttips, funfacts, and breathtaking photos taken by the author.
- Author BiographyMARK THIESSEN has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990. He is widely published in all areas of the National Geographic Society, including National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure magazine, and National Geographic Traveler magazine. National Geographic books that feature Thiessen's work include Return to Midway, which documents the discovery of the U.S.S Yorktown, and Baseball as America, a look at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Author(s)Mark Thiessen
- PublisherNational Geographic Kids
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2016
- ImprintNational Geographic Kids
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight476 g
- Width211 mm
- Height272 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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