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Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future
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"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists." —New York Times Book Review
"Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist

"A powerful message." —Kirkus
"Should be required reading." —Library Journal
In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast.” It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace. In Firestorm, Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. It's possible for us to flourish in the coming age of megafires—but it will take a radical new approach that requires acknowledging that fires are no longer avoidable. Living with fire also means, Struzik reveals, that we must better understand how the surprising, far-reaching impacts of these massive fires will linger long after the smoke eventually clears.
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"A powerful message." —Kirkus
"Should be required reading." —Library Journal
In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast.” It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace. In Firestorm, Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. It's possible for us to flourish in the coming age of megafires—but it will take a radical new approach that requires acknowledging that fires are no longer avoidable. Living...
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"Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist

"A powerful message." —Kirkus
"Should be required reading." —Library Journal
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        Opening with a vivid recounting of 2016's Fort McMurray Fire, which caused the biggest fire evacuation in Canada's history, Struzik (Future Arctic) explains how climate change and fire suppression in North America has brought about the current era of still evolving super fires. Capable of producing their own weather patterns, these once rare blazes are now becoming commonplace. As in Michael Kodas's Megafire, Struzik examines individual fires to show how, in addition to drought, insects and disease help to create perfect conditions for flames. He also explains new challenges to firefighting, such as dealing with asbestos-covered trees or Superfund areas, and that firefighting veterans often battle unburnable substances while putting their health at risk. With longer seasons and more people moving to the woods, the scale of future fires promises to overthrow McMurray's record soon. VERDICT As greater and more destructive fires become the norm, this narrative should be required reading for anyone living in an area under the threat of fire as well as those looking to understand its evolution.--Venessa Hughes, Buffalo, NY

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