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Contemporary American fire
A multi-work survey by grand narrative and regional reconnaissances.
Popular survey of fire
Illustrated digest of why fire looks the way it does today and how to think about it.
Updated textbook
Continuing evolution of textbooks on wildland and landscape fire.
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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An updated text on landscape fire management

The latest:
Fire on Earth: An Introduction (2014)
A multi-authored survey. More than a compendium of information, Fire on Earth proposes a reconceptualization of how to think about fire as a phenomenon deeply embedded in the planet's history, life on Earth, and human culture - and all in color.

Previous versions:
Introduction to Wildland Fire, 2nd ed. (1996). Co-authored with Patricia L. Andrews and Richard L. Laven. Out of print. PDF available on request.

Introduction to Wildland Fire (1984). The original and still my favorite because of its consistent voice and vision, but out of print.