WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone

WILDFIRE

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Age Range: 6 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

 As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires--commonly called wildfires--that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. It is only recently that people have begun to acknowledge that such fires are not necessarily destructive, but a key factor in the maintaining of a healthy ecosystem. The author covers every aspect of wildfires, the good and the bad, from inception to extinction, and illustrates this well-organized and informative text with dozens of striking full- color photographs of fires and firefighters. Ways of fighting wildfires are clearly described, as are ways to prevent them. This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1996
ISBN: 0-87614-936-0
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1996




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