Fire

März 21, 2018 - Comment

Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, „yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries.“ So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected

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Spitcat, a raging forest fire in the Sierra Nevada of California, had a lifespan of merely eleven days, „yet its effects could be reckoned ahead in centuries.“ So writes George R. Stewart in this engrossing novel of a fire started by lightning in the dry heat of September, and fanned out of control by unexpected winds. The book begins with the origins of the fire – smoldering quietly at first, unnoticed, then suddenly bursting into a terrifying inferno, devouring trees and animals over acre after acre and leaving nothing but desolation in its wake.

Firefighters and lookouts, forest rangers and smokejumpers – as well as animals in the forest, many of them the bewildered victims of the blaze, and all the varied tress and bushes there – are characters of this realistic story.

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