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Stephen Pyne

Stephen Pyne is one of the country's (and the world's) foremost writers on fire. He's written numerous books on particular regions of fire in the United States and one on fire in Australia. A firefighter himself in the Grand Canyon region for years, and a former MacArthur Foundation fellow, he's now a professor of history at Arizona State University.
Tending Fire

Tending Fire

Coping With America's Wildland Fires

The wildfires that spread across Southern California in the fall of 2003 were devastating in their scale-twenty-two deaths, thousands of homes destroyed and many more threatened, hundreds of thousands of acres burned. What had gone wrong?...