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Title Fire in California's ecosystems / [edited by] Neil G. Sugihara [and others]
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 596 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; 1 Fire and California Vegetation; PART I INTRODUCTION TO FIRE ECOLOGY; 2 California Climate and Fire Weather; 3 Fire as a Physical Process; 4 Fire as an Ecological Process; 5 Fire and Physical Environment Interactions: Soil, Water, and Air; 6 Fire and Plant Interactions; 7 Fire and Animal Interactions; PART II THE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF FIRE IN CALIFORNIA'S BIOREGIONS; 8 North Coast Bioregion; 9 Klamath Mountains Bioregion; 10 Southern Cascades Bioregion; 11 Northeastern Plateaus Bioregion; 12 Sierra Nevada Bioregion
Summary Fire is both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the first to synthesize our knowledge of the science, ecology, and management of fire in California. Part I introduces the basics of fire ecology. It includes an historical overview of fire, vegetation, and climate in California; overviews of fire as a physical and ecological process; and reviews the in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fire ecology -- California.
Fire management -- California.
Form Electronic book
Author Sugihara, Neil G.
ISBN 0520246055 (cased)
0520932277
1429455772 (electronic bk.)
9780520246058 (cased)
9780520932272
9781429455770 (electronic bk.)