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The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

Title The Big Burn
Author Timothy Egan
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2009-10-19
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780547416861
Language English, Spanish, and French
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National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

The Big Burn by Jeanette Ingold

Title The Big Burn
Author Jeanette Ingold
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2002-06-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9780547745947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Teen Fiction from the author of Hitch and Paper Daughter. “A must-read for adrenaline junkies.”—VOYA On a hot summer day in 1910 a teenage soldier assembled his rifle. A girl argued to save trees on a mountain homestead. A young man set out to fight fire. None knew that soon the many blazes burning across northern Idaho would blow up and send a wall of flame racing their way. Portraying a natural disaster that would dictate how the United States would fight wildfire in the 20th century, The Big Burn brings to life a turning point in fire science, forestry, and history. Richly drawn characters doing their best against gigantic odds will grip your heart. The realistic depiction of wildfire will make you feel you were there. With non-fiction Field Notes and an Afterword about firefighting today, it’s a novel that moves from the 1900s into the 21st century. Whether you’re an adult or young adult reader, you’ll come away with a new understanding of nature and a “heighten[ed] appreciation for the courage and sacrifice of firefighters and settlers” (Publishers Weekly). Montana Book Award Honor “Historically accurate and dramatically engaging.”—Teen Reads “Presents a vivid picture of a natural disaster while skillfully conveying in fluid prose the individual stories of the three young people.”—Horn Book “Fascinating and harrowing . . . for any kid whose tastes run to disaster and survival, mixed into a coming of age story.”—Richie’s Picks “A solid adventure story with a well-realized setting.”—Booklist

The Big Burn by Stan Cohen

Title The Big Burn
Author Stan Cohen
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
Release Date 1978
Category History
Total Pages 88
ISBN 0933126042
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A good case could be made for predicting a calamitous forest fire that would ravage the relatively unscathed, lush timber stands of the Northwest. Some people shrugged and lamented that one could never predict much of the future. But regardless of what people thought, 1910 was to be the year of what some termed the "big blowup" of the "big burn," or the "time when the mountains roared." A series of 1,736 fires ravaged three million acres and killed eighty-five people. With abnormally low amounts of precipitation and soaring high temperatures, disaster threatened imminently, and the undermanned, underequipped national forest service did not help the situation.

Big Burn by Lesley Choyce

Title Big Burn
Author Lesley Choyce
Publisher Saskatoon : Thistledown Press
Release Date 1995
Category Canadian fiction
Total Pages 215
ISBN 189544943X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A story that focuses on the efforts of two teenagers to ban the dumping of imported toxic waste on Canada's East Coast.

Young Men And Fire by Norman Maclean

Title Young Men and Fire
Author Norman Maclean
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2017-05-01
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780226450490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Alongside Maclean’s now-canonical A River Runs through It and Other Stories, Young Men and Fire is recognized today as a classic of the American West. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Maclean’s later triumph—the last book he would write—includes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time. As moving and profound as when it was first published, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.

The Big Burn by Terry Watkins

Title The Big Burn
Author Terry Watkins
Publisher Silhouette
Release Date 2006
Category Fiction
Total Pages 298
ISBN 0373513909
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Big Burn by Terry Watkins released on Jan 10, 2006 is available now for purchase.

Goliath S Head by Alan Fleishman

Title Goliath s Head
Author Alan Fleishman
Publisher Alan Fleishman
Release Date 2010-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9780557244195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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GOLIATH'S HEAD tells of a search for courage and hope amidst crushing oppression. Avi Schneider is a Jewish boy growing up in Russia on the eve of early-twentieth-century revolution. He is nine years old when he meets his own personal devil, Viktor Askinov, a brutal youngster who relishes tormenting Jews. In the following years, Avi is the object of his tormentor's obsession. Fourteen years later in 1905 the Tsar instigates riots - pogroms - against the poor, teeming Jewish villages. Now a husband and father, Avi takes to the barricades to defend his village from the mob coming to kill the men, rape the women, and burn down his village. Armed, he again faces Viktor Askinov, who is leading the mob. But he has been warned that if he kills Viktor Askinov, he puts his beautiful young wife Sara and newborn son Itzhak in deadly peril. Avi must decide this night what he stands for. Is it survival at any cost, for himself and those he loves? Or is it righteous vengeance for his people?

The Burning Question by Mike Berners-Lee

Title The Burning Question
Author Mike Berners-Lee
Publisher Greystone Books
Release Date 2013-09-21
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781771640084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries. One reason is that saving energy is like squeezing a balloon: reductions in one place lead to increases elsewhere. Another reason is that clean energy sources don't in themselves slow the rate of fossil fuel extraction. Tackling global warming will mean persuading the world to abandon oil, coal and gas reserves worth many trillions of dollars — at least until we have the means to put carbon back in the ground. The burning question is whether that can be done. What mix of politics, psychology, economics and technology might be required? Are the energy companies massively overvalued, and how will carbon-cuts affect the global economy? Will we wake up to the threat in time? And who can do what to make it all happen?

The Big Burn 1910 by Scot Capetillo

Title The Big Burn 1910
Author Scot Capetillo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-03-04
Category
Total Pages 314
ISBN 9798716568457
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Big Blowup of 1910, also called Big Burn, devastating forest fire that torched 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) in western Montana and northern Idaho during Aug. 20-23, 1910. Of the fire's 85 victims, 78 were firefighters. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today.

Views And Reviews by Henry James

Title Views and Reviews
Author Henry James
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-12-28
Category
Total Pages 170
ISBN 9798587479562
Language English, Spanish, and French
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I do not remember, in all her novels, an instance of gross misery of any kind not directly caused by the folly of the sufferer. There are no pictures of vice or poverty or squalor. There are no rags, no gin, no brutal passions. That average humanity which she favours is very borné in intellect, but very genial in heart, as a glance at its repre-sentatives in her pages will convince us. In Adam Bede, there is Mr. Irwine, the vicar, with avowedly no qualifica-tion for his profession, placidly playing chess with his mother, stroking his dogs, and dipping into Greek trage-dies; there is the excellent Martin Poyser at the Farm, good-natured and rubicund; there is his wife, somewhat too sharply voluble, but only in behalf of cleanliness and honesty and order; there is Captain Donnithorne at the Hall, who does a poor girl a mortal wrong, but who is, af-ter all, such a nice, good-looking fellow; there are Adam and Seth Bede, the carpenter's sons, the strongest, purest, most discreet of young rustics.

Break Away by Cathy Wilson

Title Break Away
Author Cathy Wilson
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2014-01-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 76
ISBN 1494904527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A hockey romance love story challenging the creation of love itself. Is love something manifested through experience, wants, needs, desire and luck? Or is love just "there?" Perhaps the seed of love is planted by the spiritual energies of the universe after which fateful life experience dictates. True love manifested dependent on circumstance. Uncontrollable, creating anxiety with the thought. Cathy Wilson delivers again with a spectacular story in fiction hockey romance. A tale of two lives so inertly different interconnecting through a passion for hockey. Marcus, a young man you normally wouldn't notice. Rather plain looking, not many friends, more like acquaintances, definitely a different breed. A people pleaser you could say. Used often by acquaintances and discarded afterwards. Marcus grounds himself playing hockey, the only time he can shut his "thoughts" off. Falls head over heels for a wonderful woman at a vulnerable time in her life. Trista, a single young mother of three struggling to make ends meet. Desperate to give her kids the world but unable to accept the support she needs to do so. Strong willed, determined, trusting, forgiving, with a carefree spirit and unguarded heart. They meet . . . Her gut says no. Her head says yes. A decision that will change her life forever. Deep dark secrets uncovered, wrongs trying to be made right. Should Trista follow her inert instincts, vulnerable head or confused head? Hockey romance at it's best!

Batman And Robin 5 by Peter J. Tomasi

Title Batman and Robin 5
Author Peter J. Tomasi
Publisher Dc Comics
Release Date 2015-06-30
Category Comics & Graphic Novels
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1401253334
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Batman and Robin Vol. 5 collects the DC Comics--The New 52 origin of Two-Face and Carrie Kelley! The origin of Two-Face begins as Batman finds himself in the crossfire of a vengeful war between Two-Face and Erin McKillen! Both are hell bent on killing each other and anyone else who dares to step between them. And what are the mysterious connections between Harvey Dent's life and the origin of Carrie Kelley! Collects issues #23.1: Batman & Two-Face, Batman & Two-Face #24-28"--

Year Of The Fires by Stephen J. Pyne

Title Year of the Fires
Author Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher Mountain Press
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 325
ISBN 0878425446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the summer of 1910, Northern Rockies wildfires scorched millions of acres in the West, darkened skies in New England, and deposited soot on the ice of Greenland. The flames ravaged pristine wilderness along with farms, towns, and mining camps, culminating in the deaths of seventy-eight firefighters in the Big Blowup along the Montana-Idaho border. The blazes also illuminated a national debate raging about fire policy. Year of the Fires is the fascinating story of that catastrophic year and its pivotal role in establishing how we deal with forest fire in this country. Everything from the tools firefighters carry to strategies of land management was shaped by the fires of 1910.Stephen Pyne not only explains how the fires occurred, how they were fought, and who fought them, but also puts the event in the context of America's changing attitudes about forests and fires. In 1910 steam-powered trains were spewing sparks across the West while homesteaders were burning their way into the woods to create farms and settlements. Teddy Roosevelt had just doubled the size of the forest reserves, and the idea that timber is finite was just entering American consciousness. The Forest Service, only five years old, was struggling to solidify its role. And even as the country's first foresters were facing the question of how to protect the new public lands, the West exploded in fire. Pyne brings that astonishing year to life in a riveting narrative of the fires, the people, and the decisions that continue to affect American life.

Title Adult Doodle Mandala Coloring Book
Author Anna Harembeat
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-10-25
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1539750981
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Doodle Mandala Colouring Book is a fun and relaxing creative colouring book created especially of all ages , and makes the perfect gift for all person in your life! Whether they're into Doodle Mandala , this book has a fantastic variety of designs created especially colour and enjoy! Each of these beautiful individual designs are printed on a single page with the reverse left blank - so no bleed through, and perfect whether you use pencils, pens or paints. Collect the whole ' Really Relaxing Colouring Book' series, the lovely ' Completely Calming Colouring Books' series or try our unique ' Cool Colouring Books' Collection too!

Title How to Lose Weight in Your Sleep
Author Dante Spencer Ma
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012-11-01
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 194
ISBN 061568646X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The author presents his personal weight loss and management program that emphasizes permanent nutrition and lifestyle changes to achieve long-lasting changes in health and wellness.

The Big S Book by Jacquie Lynne Hawkins

Title The Big S Book
Author Jacquie Lynne Hawkins
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2014-06-14
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 1500188735
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Big S Book is part of The Big A-B-C Book series. It is a preschool picture book in rhyme containing words that start with or have the letter S in them.

Des Vers by Guy de Maupassant

Title Des Vers
Author Guy de Maupassant
Publisher Wentworth Press
Release Date 2019-02-25
Category History
Total Pages 226
ISBN 0469660171
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Title Jenny s Upriver Adventure
Author Wendy Lopez
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-08-24
Category
Total Pages 38
ISBN 1537475029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jenny wants to go on an adventure. One morning she wakes up to find exciting new fish in her stream. Will Jenny find the courage to leave? Follow Jenny as she learns she can do anything.

Rise Above Now by Shawn Johnson

Title Rise Above Now
Author Shawn Johnson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-03-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 122
ISBN 0692723854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Have you ever questioned life and wonder why you? Can you hear yourself saying, "Is there more to life than this?" I can identify this with you. Did you know? Our brain process approximately 70,000 thoughts on an average day. Often many wonder why so many give up and quit in life. In this book I will show you how to rise above mediocrity. No more settling for less than God's best and only fantasizing about your heart desires - Its time you Rise Above, Now.

Sanguine Cafe by Joe Hotham

Title Sanguine Cafe
Author Joe Hotham
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2014-09-23
Category
Total Pages 72
ISBN 1502466961
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Mused by both real life situations and dream, "Sanguine Cafe" is a collection of erotic poetry pieces that's sure to invade your dreams and seduce you in a way that Bram Stokers, Dracula did. Sleep tight V V