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Author Rothman, Hal, 1958-2007.
Title Blazing heritage : a history of wildland fire in the national parks / Hal K. Rothman.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Subject Wildfires -- United States -- History.
Forest fires -- United States -- History.
National parks and reserves -- United States -- History.
Fire management -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-262) and index.
Contents Introduction : the national parks and fire -- 1. Fighting fire on horseback : the military in the national parks, 1872-1916 -- 2. The development of a fire management structure -- 3. A decade of transformation : the new deal and fire policy -- 4. Ecology and the limits of suppression in the Postwar Era -- 5. Allowing fire in the national park system -- 6. Managing fire -- 7. Yellowstone and the politics of disaster -- 8. The hazard of new fortunes: Outlet, Cerro Grande, and the twenty-first century -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and meaning to the public, they were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. This tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780195345520 (electronic bk.)
0195345525 (electronic bk.)
0195311167 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195311167 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781429468954
1429468955
128116366X
9781281163660
9786611163662
6611163662
OCLC # 132682503
Additional Format Print version: Rothman, Hal, 1958-2007. Blazing heritage. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 0195311167 9780195311167 (DLC) 2006050728 (OCoLC)71173935