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Fire weather : a true story from a hotter world

Vaillant, John2023
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"In May 2016, Fort McMurray, Alberta, the hub of Canada's oil industry, was overrun by wildfire. The multi-billion-dollar disaster turned entire neighbourhoods into firebombs and drove 90,000 people from their homes in a single afternoon. Through the story of this apocalyptic conflagration, John Vaillant explores the past and the future of our ever-hotter, more flammable world. For hundreds of millennia, fire has been a partner in our evolution, shaping culture and civilization. Yet in our age of intensifying climate change, we are seeing its destructive power unleashed in ways never before witnessed by human beings. With masterly prose and cinematic style, Vaillant delves into the intertwined histories of the oil industry and climate science, the unprecedented devastation wrought by modern wildfires, and the lives forever changed by these disasters. Fire Weather is urgent reading for our new century of fire." -- Provided by publisher.
London : Sceptre, 2023.©2023
414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-401) and index.
9781399720205 (paperback)
Dewey class:
363.379 VAI363.379
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