Daniel Nepstad, Woods Hole Research Center, in NATURE (January 2002)
"...a primary strength of this book is that you can find a larger number of state-of-the-art fire behavior and combustion topics covered in a single source. ...the book is an unmitigated success...a very strong book that will benefit most scientists interested in fire, including ecologists. ...Overall, I compliment the editors and authors for a job well done."
--Marc D. Abrams, Pennsylvania State University, School of Forest Resources, in ECOLOGY (November 2001)
"This book is authoritative, well written and abundantly referenced. ...a valuable resource on all the topics covered and is likely to remain so for many years. ...It is a book that researchers in fire ecology should be aware of and have access to."
--John Ogden in ANNALS OF BOTANY (2001)
From the Back Cover
Forest Fires focuses on the chemistry and physics of fire to educate how fire behaves and the impacts it has on ecosystem function. Leading international contributors have prepared a didactic text/reference that should appeal to both advanced students and practicing professionals.