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“Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West” is a new book by writer Gary Ferguson in which the subject of wildfire and Western land is discussed in great detail. This book is something of a departure for Ferguson, who has previously written several wonderful, personal books about his experiences and observations in the American West.
This book trades his usual poetic treatment for a more informational, educational approach and sheds light on questions now being asked about our ability to better manage lands with a greater appreciation for and acceptance of wildfire. [Read more…]
I spoke with author Gary Ferguson about his newest book, “Land On Fire.” Ferguson is a prolific non-fiction writer with over 20 published books about nature and the American West, including “Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone,” the first nonfiction title to win both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for Nonfiction. Other works include “Decade of the Wolf: Returning The Wild To Yellowstone,” written with Douglas Smith, which won the 2005 Montana Book Award; “The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind,” and “The Carry Home,” a very personal memoir which deals with his grief following the death of his wife Jane in a 2005 canoeing accident in Canada. [Read more…]