Engineering Solutions for Wildfires

Preparing for Disaster

Wildfires are exploding as climate change results in hotter, drier weather and longer fire seasons. There is a growing need for creative engineering solutions to better fight these disasters. This revealing volume begins with an overview of the 2018 California fire season. Readers then investigate the causes and effects of wildfires and learn about the methods engineers use to predict including the reliance on computer fire models and satellites. They will learn about the solutions to prevent and prepare for, and fight wildfires. The narrative relates the specific ways individuals and communities can protect themselves, including the adoption of fire-adapted ecosystems.

Library Bound Book List: $33.47 / S&L: $25.10
eBook List: $33.47 / S&L: $25.10

Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 5-8

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-7253-4788-5
Author : Carol Hand
Copyright : 2020
Language : English
Pages : 48
Trim : 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 363.37/9--dc23
Bibliography • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Sidebars • Websites