"Exploring the place of fire in nature, Simon explains that...forest fires have important functions in the ecosystem. With a brilliantly clear and colorful photograph facing each page of text, the book describes the causes and the progression of the wildfires that burned areas of Yellowstone National Park in 1988, explains how the fires were beneficial in many ways, and shows the regeneration of the forests. Lucid writing and excellent book design contribute to the overall effectiveness ofthe book.--Booklist.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsk - LibraryThing
Seymour Simon does a great job of clarifying some misconceptions about wildfires. I myself learned some very interesting new facts about wildfires. The writing was factual, but he used strong verbs to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tiff16Lyle - LibraryThing
"Wildfires" is a informational book about the 1988 Yellow Stone National park wildfire. It gives a great background on what a wildfire is and how it can be beneficial and how it is not. Although this ... Read full review