SUMMER OF FIRE by Patricia Lauber

SUMMER OF FIRE

Yellowstone 1988
Age Range: 10 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Grounding her narrative in outstanding color photos of plants and animals before, during, and after the awe-inspiring conflagration that burned 2,600,000 acres, Lauber gives more attention to renewal than either Vogel's The Great Yellowstone Fire or Patent's Yellowstone Fires (both 1990), postulating questions that scientists and naturalists are currently studying: ``If an area has been heavily burned, how quickly do bugs colonize it?'' ``Do large burned patches grow back at the same rate as small burned out patches?'' This strikingly beautiful book has larger and clearer photos than Patent's, while Vogel's lacks an index: Lauber is a first choice. Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-531-05943-X
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1991




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