Fighting Fire with Common Sense

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Science  13 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5797, pp. 256
DOI: 10.1126/science.1133695

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Wildfire. A Century of Failed Forest Policy. George Wuerthner, Ed.. Foundation for Deep Ecology, Sausalito, CA, in association with Island Press, Washington, DC, 2006. 352 pp. $75. ISBN 1-59726-069-X. Paper, $45. ISBN 1-59726-070-3.

The contributors to the large-format, photo-rich volume discuss the ecology of fire landscapes of the western United States along with the effects of the policies and practices of fire suppression, prescribed burns, salvage logging, and land-use planning.