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foreword ix acknowledgements xi introduction Land of Fire xv one the lost bc fire 1 two black sunday 43 three dark days in the past 57 four blue moon, blue sun 9 five the big smoke 83 six the big wind 105 seven policy changes 119 eight ring of steel 141 conclusion The Big Think 159 notes 171 bibliography 199 index 211

About the Author

Cordy Tymstra is a Wildlife Science Co-ordinator with Environment and Sustainable Resource Development at the Government of Alberta. He lives in Edmonton. Director of the Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, Professor of Wildland Fire Dept. Renewable Resources, University of Alberta


"This is surely the definitive account of the Chinchaga complex. It will be welcomed by the North American fire community and by anyone interested in the settlement of the Boreal Plains Ecozone of western Canada." [Full review at] -- Stephen J. Pyne BC Studies "[Tymstra] ties in the impacts on wildfire ecology, wildfire management policy, wildfire behaviour, smoke and most interestingly of all, the human side of the whole event. People's stories intertwine with historical facts and demonstrate their resilience and persistence in the struggle against wildfire." -- Janelle Lane Environment and Parks Insight "...the author not only describes the fire and its impact, but adds technical details and history to survey forest fires at other times and how people handled them. Though the 1950 fire changed how fires are fought in Alberta and elsewhere, they also affected scientific research, forest management, and ecological studies, making this survey of western Canadian history a far-ranging examination holding much more of interest beyond its Canadian boundaries." The Bookwatch "The Chinchaga Firestorm" [describes] this multi-faceted powerful event with the technical focus and depth of a scientific investigation woven into an engaging narrative drawn from historical archives and personal accounts. Simultaneously a compelling read and rich source of knowledge, Tymstra's book is equally stimulating for a general audience and for seasoned environmental scientists, managers, and policy makers... The Chinchaga Firestorm concludes with a compelling and timely argument for a fire management paradigm shift designed to meet the challenges of this century." -- Christopher J. Dunn Ecology "This book by Tymstra combines an analysis of the largest complex of wild land fires recorded in North America with a compelling narrative of the human response... The analysis presents data in tables, charts, graphs, and maps, illustrating the causes and effects of the firestorm. The narrative presents the human dimension of firefighting, the frustration of inappropriate policy and a distant bureaucracy, and the innovative (often in defiance of policy) tactics in responding to wild land fire. This work is an amazing scientific contribution to fire science, ecology, public policy, human geography, and Canadian history. It is a great story for general readers as well. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels." [Full review at] -- E.J. Delaney Choice Magazine "This is an excellent, well written, and detailed study of the 1950 fire and of the events that followed." Alberta History

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