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Scorched earth - how the fires of Yellowstone changed America
Rocky Barker
Island Press
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Rocky Barker is the author of three books, including Saving All the Parts: Reconciling Economics and the Endangered Species Act (Island Press). The environmental writer for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Barker has seen his column syndicated in newspapers across the nation. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its National Conservation Achievement Award in 1999.

"Rocky Barker has given us the definitive history of Yellowstone and its fires. This book holds important lessons for managers in the 21st century. It is a tale well told, filled with real significance for anyone who cares about the fate of western lands and the national parks."

Hal Rothman, author of "Devil's Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West" and former editor, "Environmental History"

"Rocky Barker's Scorched Earth presents Westerners with a much-needed opportunity to consider, with both depth and breadth, the big picture of wildlands fire in the region. Fair, thorough, clearheaded, and wonderfully attentive to the origins of our current practices and problems, Barker provides us with a prime demonstration of the value that journalists with integrity and spirit provide to their society."

Chair of the Board and Faculty Director of the Center of the American West - Patricia Nelson Limerick

"Scorched Earth is part policy treatise, part history, and part adventure story."

The Washington Post

"Scorched Earth will likely be recognized as a seminal work in the West's fire history-poignant historical analysis, told with a storyteller's flair."

High Country News

"This is a good book and a good read for those interested in the history of wildfire, resource preservation, and fire fighting efforts of the West."

Natural Areas Journal

"A lively and revealing narrative of the scoundrels, idealists, vainglorious generals and solid pioneers who parleyed a sulfurous, geyser-punctuated paradise into a world-class national park system."

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and John James Audubon - Richard Rhodes

Keyword Index
Forest fires - Yellowstone National Park - Prevention and control.|Forest fires - Government policy - Yellowstone National Park.|Fire ecology - Yellowstone National Park.|Environmental policy - United States.|Yellowstone National Park.
Country of Publication
District of Columbia
Number of Pages

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