While covering much the same ground as Ekey's Fire! and Patent's Yellowstone Fires, this of the recent books on the subject is the best in putting the 1988 fires into a historical perspective and in its arresting, crisply reproduced color photos (though Patent's book, p. 429/C-79, is a close second). The debate on whether or not to control natural fires is recapitulated intelligently; dramatic incidents as the fires threatened buildings, tourists, and wildlife are recounted without sensationalism; and the process of regeneration is movingly described. Well organized, gracefully written and beautifully produced. No index.