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American Fire History, 1960-2013

Author(s): Stephen Pyne, Heidi Neeley
Year Published: 2015

With support from the U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Interior, and Joint Fire Science Program, I have written a fire history of America from 1960 to 2013. The project will result in two books. Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America relates the basic narrative. To the Last Smoke assembles anthologies of essays, organized around important fire regions, to highlight particular places, personalities, and practices; at present, five regional reconnaissances are written, with three more planned. Between Two Fires thus serves as the play-by-play record, and To the Last Smoke as the color commentary. The University of Arizona Press will publish Between Two Fires in October, 2015. It will publish up to eight regional surveys shortly thereafter; five are written and currently in press.

Citation: Pyne SJ, Neeley H 2015. American Fire History 1960-2013. Final report to the Joint Fire Science Program, Project 10-S-02-5. Boise, ID: Joint Fire Science Program, 13 p.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire History, Fire & Economics
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 15567
FRAMES RCS number: 19551
Record updated: Oct 18, 2017