Revealing the role of fire in the growth and maintenance of a forest, an introduction to this type of organic recycling explains how fire provides new food sources for wildlife while clearing the way for new generations of trees.
Jack Collins is asked by an insurance company to find a man who has disappeared after going to the local race track. His son, Brian, is asked to find a boy who has been kidnapped by his father. His partner, Danny, is asked to find out who is threatening a young woman with death. Three different cases? Yes, but they will converge into one monstrous case that will threaten everyone living in Southern Maine. And also, give Jack a reason to quit the business.
To live in the foothills on the periphery of the Sierra National Forest is to live with the certainty of summer wildfires. Each year, from April forward, Californians watch the sky and sniff the air for telltale signs of smoke. While fire remains a constant threat, the strategy for combating it has evolved with the understanding of its beneficial role in the forest environment. Marcia Penner Freedman traces the history of firefighting and fire management from the forest's early years through the policy shifts that began in the 1960s and the measures used today.