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    This is a well-written polemic about the failure of fire policy and management in the United States. The book contains enough ecology and history for nonspecialists to understand the complexities of the policy and management dilemmas that we face today. The authors provide a particularly good treatment of the diversity of roles that fire plays in different ecosystems, and of the multitude of factors that have been contributing to alarming changes in some fire regimes.

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    Miller, Carol. 2010. Living with fire: Fire ecology and policy for the twenty-first century [book review]. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 84: 408.


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