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Running Out of Time

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This was an interesting book about the increase in forest fires, with a focus on the United States, and how the authorities deal with them and try to manage them. There was a lot of information given but it was very dry.

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With forests burning across much of Canada and acrid smoke enveloping New York City, wildfires are a hot topic, both literally and figuratively. And unfortunately, they are here to stay.

Not surprisingly, many new books are exploring the matter in different ways. If you are looking for a classic, gripping nonfiction piece, I have already recommended the brilliant "Fire Weather" by John Valiant. But if you are looking for a resource to help you sort through all the fire-related information, "Running Out of Time" is a good choice.

The authors have gathered all the expert knowledge on the causes of the current situation, its consequences, and methods to combat it. Deeply researched and full of facts and figures, it may not be a page-turner, but it will be a treat for someone truly interested in the subject. I, for one, found it a valuable addition to my growing wildfire collection.

Thanks to the publisher, Amplify Publishing Group, and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book.

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As a Californian, I know how dangerous wildfires can be, Unfortunately, most people don't understand the impact they have on us. This book clearly tells the story of why we should pay attention to wildfires and what we can do about them.

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