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Description - Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night by Stuart Palley

From the towering pines of Shasta Trinity National Forest, to the chaparral scrub of San Diego's Mexican border, to Yosemite and the Western Sierras, trained wildland firefighter and photojournalist Stuart Palley documents California's raging wildfires and the forces behind them during the state's worst fire season in modern history. The dramatic images, a half-decade in the making, capture thesimultaneous beauty and destruction that wildfires bring as fire seasonsget longer and more deadly, expensive, and destructive.In the wake of California's record-breaking series of wildfires in 2017, theimages encompass five fire seasons and forty-five fires. They are presented chronologicallyand culminate with the wine country fire siege that devastated Sonoma and Napa counties in October 2017 and the Thomas Fire in Southern California, the largest in recorded state history. This timely book defines the state's drought and urban sprawl challenges, drawing a broader picture ofglobal warming and its acute effects worldwide. AUTHOR: Stuart Palley is a Southern California native with a background in photojournalism and history. He is a recognised expert on nighttime photography and has documented roughly seventy-five fires in five years, trained as a wildland firefighter, and travelled from the US/Mexico border in San Diego to the Shasta Trinity National Forest near Oregon to make the book's images. 110 colour images

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764355738
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 254mm x 0mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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