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In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This book examines wildfire awareness and preparedness amongst women, men, households, communities and agencies at the interface between city and beyond. It does so through an examination of two regions where wildfires are common and disastrous, and where how to deal with them is a major political issue: southeast Australia and the west coast United States. It follows women’s and men’s stories of surviving, fighting, evacuating, living and working with wildfire to reveal the intimate inner workings of wildfire response – and especially the culturally and historically distinct gender relations that underpin wildfire resilience. Wildfire is revealed as much more than a "natural" hazard – it is far from gender-neutral. Rather, wildfire is an important means through which traditional gender roles and power relations are maintained despite changing social circumstances. Women’s and men’s subjectivities are shaped by varying senses of inclusion, exclusion, engagement and disengagement with wildfire management. This leads to the reproduction of gender identities with clear ramifications for if, how and to what extent women and men prepare for wildfire.
More than 90% of wildfires are caused by human activity, but other causes include lighting, drought, wind and changing weather conditions, underground coal fires, and even volcanic activity. Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of nine volumes in the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, provides a close and detailed examination of wildfires and measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geo-scientific and environmental approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts of human-induced causes such as deforestation, debris burning and arson—underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. It presents several international case studies that discuss the historical, social, cultural and ecological aspects of wildfire risk management in countries with a long history of dealing with this hazard (e.g., USA, Australia) and in countries (e.g., Taiwan) where wildfire hazards represent a new and growing threat to the social and ecological landscape. Puts the contributions of environmental scientists, social scientists, climatologists, and geoscientists at your fingertips Arms you with the latest research on causality, social and societal impacts, economic impacts, and the multi-dimensional nature of wildfire mitigation, preparedness, and recovery Features a broad range of tables, figures, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs to aid in the retention of key concepts Discusses steps for prevention and mitigation of wildfires, one of the most expensive and complex geo-hazards in the world.
From Zane Grey, legendary writer of the West: two complete novels in one low-priced edition Wildfire Horse hunter Lin Sloan never wanted anything more than the wild stallion he called Wildfire. Lucy Bostil found the horse and the unconscious man who had roped him. She saved both their lives, taking Sloan's heart in the process. Now another man wants Lucy and the horse—and will kill to get them. Heritage of the Desert John Hare is dying in the desert until he is discovered and saved by the generous rancher, August Naab. As Hare gets back to health on Naab's ranch, he's irresistibly attracted to Naab's adopted daughter, Mescal. But Mescal is being pursued by Holderness, a man who is not to be trusted. Hare is soon drawn into a web of adventure and intrigue over land, water—and the heart of a beautiful woman. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service was established by the state legislature in 1906. During the past century, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has evolved from a system of township firewardens who relied on horses, wagons, shovels, and pine boughs to a team of highly trained and experienced firefighters supported by a modern fleet of vehicles, aircraft, and state-of-the-art technology to assist in the annual battle against wildfires. Each year, New Jersey experiences over 1,600 wildfires that can range in size from less than one acre to more than several thousand acres. Since 1906, forest firewardens and firefighters have battled these wildfires and utilized fire as a public safety tool to protect lives, property, and New Jerseys natural resources. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service was established by the state legislature in 1906. During the past century, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has evolved from a system of township firewardens who relied on horses, wagons, shovels, and pine boughs to a team of highly trained and experienced firefighters supported by a modern fleet of vehicles, aircraft, and state-of-the-art technology to assist in the annual battle against wildfires. Each year, New Jersey experiences over 1,600 wildfires that can range in size from less than one acre to more than several thousand acres. Since 1906, forest firewardens and firefighters have battled these wildfires and utilized fire as a public safety tool to protect lives, property, and New Jerseys natural resources.
What do Dempsey Davenport, a professional golfer, Bart Connors, a range riding cowboy and Jazz Zimmerman, an abandoned woman have in common? Absolutely nothing, nevertheless they kindle the fire of The Last Great Revival. Unaware, they plow through demons and receive angelic help. Dempsey loses his career but rallies to pioneer a Christian coffee house. Pastor Bart's church supports outreaches to heal society's ills but Bart himself only overcomes death through the prayers of multitudes. Jazz uses an unconventional therapy to set drug addicts free but the State closes the facilities. Yet something greater arises, something that changes the world. As these ordinary people demonstrate, whether or not you are aware of the forces of Good and Evil, they are aware of you. An eternal war wages where you are the prize. Satan wants to stop you in order to thwart The Last Great Revival. Join author Marty Delmon on a quick-paced spiritual thrill ride that captures a true picture of the battle lines between success and defeat, and shows that revival can truly spread like Wild Fire. Masterful. Three people, with absolutely nothing in common, converge as they move closer to God. Angels help them fulfill God's purpose, while demons set traps of sickness, lies, and even use the press! I often feel like I should not read novels, but read spiritually informative books. With this story, you can have your novel and information! There was so much biblical insight I felt like I had been to a conference! Plus the plot keeps you guessing 'til the end. Marty Delmon outdid herself. I loved the book! Nancy Bryan, Christian Educator.
Make your community firewise with powerful facts! From coast to coast, an estimated 30,000 communities are at risk from wildland fire. This text provides community leaders and the fire service with the tools required to understand this complex problem and work together to mitigate risks. Protecting Life and Property from Wildfire follows a plan for safer community development, and presents a comprehensive program for protecting lives and property.