The Resource Smokejumper

Smokejumper

Label
Smokejumper
Title
Smokejumper
Creator
Subject
Summary
Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year - record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group of men and women are part of America's front-line defense: smokejumpers. The smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind, or even flowing like a liquid.In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active-duty jumper, Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping's remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before
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  • Smith, Julian
  • Ramos, Jason A
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lifestyle - Travel
  • Nature
  • Biography
Label
Smokejumper
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_128366
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062319647
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Smokejumper
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_128366
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062319647
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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