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Scorched Earth Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 24 September 2013
  • ISBN : 1597266256
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Scorched Earth Book Summary/Review:

In 1988, forest fires raged in Yellowstone National Park, destroying more than a million acres. As the nation watched the land around Old Faithful burn, a longstanding conflict over fire management reached a fever pitch. Should the U.S. Park and Forest Services suppress fires immediately or allow some to run their natural course? When should firefighters be sent to battle the flames and at what cost? In Scorched Earth, Barker, an environmental reporter who was on the ground and in the smoke during the 1988 fires, shows us that many of today's arguments over fire and the nature of public land began to take shape soon after the Civil War. As Barker explains, how the government responded to early fires in Yellowstone and to private investors in the region led ultimately to the protection of 600 million acres of public lands in the United States. Barker uses his considerable narrative talents to bring to life a fascinating, but often neglected, piece of American history. Scorched Earth lays a new foundation for examining current fire and environmental policies in America and the world. Our story begins when the West was yet to be won, with a colorful cast of characters: a civil war general and his soldiers, America's first investment banker, railroad men, naturalists, and fire-fighters-all of whom left their mark on Yellowstone. As the truth behind the creation of America's first national park is revealed, we discover the remarkable role the U.S. Army played in protecting Yellowstone and shaping public lands in the West. And we see the developing efforts of conservation's great figures as they struggled to preserve our heritage. With vivid descriptions of the famous fires that have raged in Yellowstone, the heroes who have tried to protect it, and the strategies that evolved as a result, Barker draws us into the very heart of a debate over our attempts to control nature and people. This entertaining and timely book challenges the traditional views both of those who arrogantly seek full control of nature and those who naively believe we can leave it unaltered. And it demonstrates how much of our broader environmental history was shaped in the lands of Yellowstone.

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Scorched Earth

Scorched Earth
  • Author : Rocky Barker
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • ISBN : 1597266256
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In 1988, forest fires raged in Yellowstone National Park, destroying more than a million acres. As the nation watched the land around Old Faithful burn, a longstanding conflict over fire management reached a fever pitch. Should the U.S. Park and Forest Services suppress fires immediately or allow some to run their natural course? When should firefighters be sent to battle the flames and at what cost? In Scorched Earth, Barker, an environmental reporter who was on the ground and in

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  • Author : Emmanuel Kreike
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780691200125
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A global history of environmental warfare and the case for why it should be a crime The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in famine and disease, displaced populations, and the devastation of people’s livelihoods and ways of life. Scorched Earth traces the history of scorched earth, military inundations, and armies living off the land from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, arguing that the resulting deliberate destruction

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  • Author : Tommy Wallach
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • ISBN : 9781481468459
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From the New York Times bestselling author of We All Looked Up comes the exciting conclusion to the “haunting…beautiful and heartbreaking” (School Library Journal) Anchor & Sophia trilogy, where the rules of humanity come to a head in the final battle between two warring cities. In this thrilling conclusion to the Anchor & Sophia trilogy, the great war has finally begun. The Descendancy must fight for its survival against not only the Sophian army, but a Wesah nation newly galvanized by

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  • Author : Jonathan Crary
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2022-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781784784454
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In this uncompromising essay, Jonathan Crary presents the obvious but unsayable reality: our 'digital age' is synonymous with the disastrous terminal stage of global capitalism and its financialization of social existence, mass impoverishment, ecocide, and military terror. Scorched Earth surveys the wrecking of a living world by the internet complex and its devastation of communities and their capacities for mutual support. This polemic by the author of 24/7 dismantles the presumption that social media could be instruments of radical change and

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  • Author : Richard Sapir,Warren Murphy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780751560541
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A single superheated zap from an invisible object in space literally vaporizes the Biobubble habitat scientists. More sizzling attacks are followed by eyewitness sightings of giant Cryllic letters in the sky. As the White House and Pentagon hastily cover up in reflective tinfoil to ward off the deadly rays, Remo and Chiun are dispatched to Russia to stop these stealth attacks before World War III really scorches the planet. But clandestine Russian forces are ready, lying in wait. They have

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  • Author : Tammy Pemper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-07-05
  • ISBN : 9781922265548
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As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come. I would see it for myself. I saw bodies carried to their deaths, machetes carve flesh from bone, and bullets spray into crowds of Timorese and at us peacekeepers. I learned the true meaning of fear, hopelessness, and courage. Shades of truth were twisted for evil gain. Every

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  • Author : Fred A. Wilcox
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • ISBN : 9781609801380
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Scorched Earth is the first book to chronicle the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment, where, even today, more than 3 million people—including 500,000 children—are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Weaving first-person accounts with original research, Vietnam War scholar Fred A. Wilcox examines long-term consequences for future generations, laying bare the ongoing monumental tragedy in Vietnam, and calls for the

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  • Author : Robert Muchamore
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2013-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781444914085
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Summer, 1944. As Allied soldiers prepare to land in France, Marc and his friends must destroy a battalion of German tanks that could halt the invasion in its tracks. The tide of war has turned against the Nazis, but desperation has made them more brutal than ever. Henderson's Boys' final mission will be their most dangerous. With food and weapons in short supply, survival is the biggest challenge of all.

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  • Author : Jörg Baberowski
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780300136982
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. What Was Stalinism? -- 2. Imperial Spaces of Violence -- 3. Pyrrhic Victories -- 4. Subjugation -- 5. Dictatorship of Dread -- 6. Wars -- 7. Stalin's Heirs -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y

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  • Author : William Gear
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781466886933
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This Scorched Earth is an amazing tour de force depicting a family’s journey from near-devastation in the Civil War to their rebirth in the American West, from New York Times bestselling author William Gear. The Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. In rural Arkansas, the Hancocks were devastated by that war. They not only lost everything, but experienced an unimaginable hell. How does a traumatized human being put themselves

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  • Author : Drew Karpyshyn
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781448148547
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Beset on all sides by mortal and supernatural enemies, The Children of Fire – four mortals touched by the power of Chaos – are in search of the Talismans that can put a stop to an ancient enemy of the Gods. But in doing so, they unleash a flood of Chaos magic on the land – leaving death, destruction and a vengeful queen in their wake...

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  • Author : George Galdorisi
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781250026866
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General Bob Underwood is en route to Syria when a rocket-propelled grenade strikes the side of his Humvee and the heavily armored convoy comes under attack. His bodyguard is brutally murdered, and Underwood himself is kidnapped. Hours later, the president and top officials watch in horror from the Oval Office as the general is viciously beheaded by an ISIS leader—broadcast live on the Al Jazeera television network. The world is stunned by the bloody scene, but even more so

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  • Author : Brett Matthews,Sergio Cariello
  • Publisher : Dynamite
  • Release Date : 2009-07-22
  • ISBN : 9781606900413
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Dynamite Entertainment continues its acclaimed run of The Lone Ranger from writer Brett Matthews, cover artist John Cassaday, artist Sergio Cariello, and colorist Marcelo Pinto. Collected here for the first time are issues #12-16, complete with "Scorched Earth" which finds The Ranger and Tonto drawing closer to Cavendish, while the world around them explodes in fire and murder, and "Ostinato" which provides a look inside the mind of the West's most brutal and complex villain — Butch Cavendish.

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  • Author : Fransjohan Pretorius
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105026115241
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  • Author : Time-Life Books
  • Publisher : Time Life Education
  • Release Date : 1991
  • ISBN : 0809470292
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A series that chronicles the rise and eventual fall of Nazi Germany during World War II.