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HarperCollins, Mar 15, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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"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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User 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

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User 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

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About the author (1996)

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!