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Fire in Paradise : an American tragedy / Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano.

Gee, Alastair, (author.). Anguiano, Dani, (author.).

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 363.34 GEE (Text) 518629 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781324005148
  • Physical Description: 244 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]

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Paradise. A gold rush town ; Off the grid ; Firebrands -- Hell. Daybreak ; Stay or go ; The cemetery ; The day after -- Ashes and seeds. A city dispersed ; Search and recovery ; A pile of ashes ; The perfect fire.
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November 8, 2018. Paradise, California, a community of 27,000 souls, was destroyed in a fire that left 86 dead. Gee and Anguiano offer a dramatic narrative the disaster based on hundreds of in-depth interviews with residents and first responders. They also explore the science of wildfires in a time of dramatic climate change, the role of the power company PG&E in the blaze, and the efforts to raise Paradise from the ruins. -- adapted from jacket
Bay Area-based reporters for The Guardian, Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, relate the story of the worst American wildfire in a century, weaving together a portrait of the remarkable California community of 27,000 souls, destroyed wholesale in a fire that left 86 dead, while offering a bigger-picture exploration of the science of wildfires in a time of dramatic climate change. Alastair Gee is a seasoned science/nature writer based in San Francisco and Dani Anguiano is a local reporter from nearby Chico, who personally knows many of the heroes, first responders, and victims.
Subject: Wildfires > California > Paradise.
Paradise (Calif.)
Fires > Casualties.
Natural disasters > California.
Climatic changes.
First responders > Anecdotes.
Fire extinction > Accidents > California.
Natural disasters.
First responders.
Fires > Casualties.
Fire extinction > Accidents.
Climatic changes.
California > Paradise.
Forest fires.
Electrical engineering.
Fire management.
Genre: Anecdotes.

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