Selected Books and Essays

Op/eds on Yarnell Hill fire
Placing the tragedy personally and politically
New book on fire
A concise, lavishly illustrated survey of fire on Earth.
New essay
Reinstating Pragmatism into history and philosophy; co-authored with Ben Minteer.
Recent book
A sideways observation
Sketch of Buzz Aldrin from watching his performance at MIT+150 on the future of exploration.
A remembrance
I knew Bill Goetzmann in his prime in his preferred habitats. He taught us how to turn our experiences into ideas.
Now in paperback
A narrative of the Voyager mission within the larger context of geographic exploration by Western civilization.
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)