Selected Books and Essays

Fire - a biography
A thumbnail history of fire on Earth and the role of fire's keystone species
The two fires of Fort McMurray
Interpreting the Fort McMurray fire through the two grand realms of planetary combustion
What should we do with Smokey Bear?
Fire on Earth - talks and texts
Some images as the audience saw me at TED. A companion text for Aeon.
A sideways observation
Sketch of Buzz Aldrin from watching his performance at MIT+150 on the future of exploration.
Writing manual
Art and craft of writing nonfiction books, especially history.
Centennial fire
Historical survey of the Great Fires, their context and consequences.
Geographic exploration
A group of books organized around the concept of three great ages of discovery
Fire on Earth
Includes fire histories for Earth, America, Canada, Australia, and Europe including Russia. Other books on fire management.
Grand Canyon Suite
The Grand Canyon provides a setting, at least in part, for several books.

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Wildland fire management

Introduction to Wildland Fire, 2nd ed (1996)
Smokechasing (2003)
Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland Fires (2004)