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Jumping fire

a smokejumper's memoir of fighting wildfire

1st ed.
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Publisher
Harcourt
Language
English
Pages
445

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During one incendiary summer, Murry Taylor kept an extensive journal of his day-to-day activities as an Alaskan smokejumper. It wasn't his first season fighting wildfires, and he's far from being a rookie--he's been on the job since 1965. Through this narrative of one busy season, Taylor reflects on the years of training, the harrowing arenaline-fueled jumps, his brushes with death, the fires he conquered, and the ones that got away. It's a world full of bravado, one with epic battles of man versus nature, resulting in stories of death-defying defeats, serious injury, and occasionally tragedy. We witness Taylor's story; learn of the training, preparation, technology, and latest equipment used in fighting wildfires; and get to know his fellow smokejumpers in the ready room, on the tundra, and in the vast forests of one of the last great wilderness areas in the world.

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Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire
2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
in English
Cover of: Jumping fire
Jumping fire: a smokejumper's memoir of fighting wildfire
2001, Harcourt
in English - 1st Harvest ed.
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Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire
June 5, 2000, Harcourt
in English
Cover of: Jumping fire
Jumping fire: a smokejumper's memoir of fighting wildfire
2000, Harcourt
in English - 1st ed.

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Edition Notes

Maps on endpapers.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
634.9/618
Library of Congress
SD421.435 .T39 2000

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 445 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages
445

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24747525M
Internet Archive
jumpingfiresmoke00tayl
ISBN 10
0151005893
ISBN 13
9780151005895
LC Control Number
99087608
OCLC/WorldCat
43095841

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