The Fire Outside My Window

Author: Sandra Millers Younger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762799323
Size: 19.29 MB
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The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes and hundreds of other buildings, and killing 15 people. Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe, the author, Sandra Millers Younger, drove through flames and, along with her husband, was saved by a bobcat that showed her the road she couldn’t see through dense smoke. With this revealing narrative, she takes readers into the heart of an epic firefight, telling the stories of fire managers and air tanker pilots trying to combat a catastrophe bigger than they had ever imagined, and recounting both survivors’ and victims’ desperate efforts to escape flames moving faster than fire engines could drive. And she tells the story of the hapless hunter who got lost in the backcountry, with little water and no cell phone or GPS device, and started a signal fire that caused the calamity.

Fire Line

Author: Michael Thoele
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
Size: 36.14 MB
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Fire Line looks at the entire world of Western wildfire, with a strong, human-interest focus on the self-described adventurers and adrenaline junkies who go to battle in the West's annual summer war. Although its viewpoint is contemporary, it also deals with the historical backdrop of forest fire. Both rural and urban in scope, it covers wilderness fires that rage in such places as Alaska and Yellowstone National Park to the "urban interface" fires that sweep out of the mountains and into neighborhoods in such places as Los Angeles and Oakland, California. For generations, fighting fire in the forest has been a Western rite of passage. Almost everyone who lives in the West knows someone who has done it - a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, a college roommate, a son, or these days, a daughter. The region is home to tens of thousands of adults who have had this experience. Those who go to battle against wildfire range from college students to Native American crews to perennial fire bums. Seasonal combatants led by full-time professionals, they work in a little-understood, paramilitary world that is America's version of the French Foreign Legion. In their annual campaigns, daring pilots dive into flaming canyons with retardant tanker planes. Smokejumpers leap into rugged wilderness regions. "Hotshots," the shock troops of wildland fire, take on giant conflagrations.

Montana S Waldron Creek Fire

Author: Dr. Charles Palmer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625856636
Size: 43.50 MB
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On August 25, 1931, five men died fighting the devastating Waldron Creek Fire west of Choteau, Montana. Lacking training and preparation, Herbert Novotny, Frank Williamson, Hjalmer G. Gunnarson, Ted Bierchen and Charles Allen dashed into the flames and never stood a chance. The Teton County coroner added insult to injury, noting that each had “no one to blame but himself.” Three men were buried in unmarked graves. Records show that the body of the fifth was returned to his family, but no burial site is known. Only one has a headstone. National Smokejumper Association chief historian Dr. Charles Palmer shines a light on this important story, finally honoring the heroic sacrifice that led to critical changes in wildland firefighting.

Outside My Window

Author: Liesel Moak Skorpen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060507748
Size: 24.96 MB
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No matter what the little boy does to disguise the small bear he finds looking in his bedroom window one night, it still looks like a bear, and must be returned to its mother bear in the forest.

Fire Chaparral And Survival In Southern California

Author: Richard W. Halsey
ISBN: 9780932653697
Size: 67.22 MB
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Biologist and fire ecologist Richard W. Halsey, with contributions from many other experts, weaves together the crucial elements of fire behavior, land management, and knowledge of the natural environment. Includes a 48-page full-color field guide to common chaparral plants.

The Butterfly Outside My Window

Author: Elona Dotson
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424159987
Size: 35.77 MB
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The Butterfly Outside My Window is a collection of original poetry describing life and its transformations of a young black girl, whose external environment is constantly changing while her internal environment is constantly renewing. She finally emerges a matured black woman who has been molded and reshaped for her original and predestined purpose by the author and finisher of all creation, God. Take a journey with her as she travels through life to the other side of its window where she now flies like a butterfly: free with beauty and grace.

The Birds Nest Outside My Bedroom Window

Author: Cynthia M. Sauter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145209957X
Size: 19.62 MB
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The birds nest outside my bedroom window is a true account of watching eggs in a nest which was so close I could have touched it. It was written when the family was dealing with the cancer of a loved one and his dying process. Thus, these birds were gifts from God to say in the moment and enjoy something for awhile each day.

Outside Your Window

Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763655495
Size: 69.20 MB
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Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow.

The Tree In The Courtyard Looking Through Anne Frank S Window

Author: Jeff Gottesfeld
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385753993
Size: 60.19 MB
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Told from the perspective of the tree outside Anne Frank's window—and illustrated by a Caldecott Honor artist—this book introduces her story in a gentle and incredibly powerful way to a young audience. The tree in the courtyard was a horse chestnut. Her leaves were green stars; her flowers foaming cones of white and pink. Seagulls flocked to her shade. She spread roots and reached skyward in peace. The tree watched a little girl, who played and laughed and wrote in a diary. When strangers invaded the city and warplanes roared overhead, the tree watched the girl peek out of the curtained window of the annex. It watched as she and her family were taken away—and when her father returned after the war, alone. The tree died the summer Anne Frank would have turned eighty-one, but its seeds and saplings have been planted around the world as a symbol of peace. Its story, and Anne’s story, are beautifully told and illustrated in this powerful picture book.

Pale Fire

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307787656
Size: 44.12 MB
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In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.