The series in four-volumes showcases in Volume I, Part I with most recent findings that 38-countries controlling 83.4% of global woodlands are vulnerable to fires, so imagine the remainder 195 countries controlling less than 16% of forest lands but with combined populations of 3.5 billion. The very intriguing issue is Russia with 143 million people control 19% of global woodlands 3% more forests, that is about 2 million square kilometers more than the 195 countries combined.
Volume I, Part I
Volume I, Part I focuses on global environmental awareness on climate change, highlighting key prevention approaches in the United States and for the globe to reduce wildfires to the barest minimum because if wildfire destruction in 2005 in Alaska alone destroyed 20,234.3 square kilometers, an area the size of the State of Connecticut and City of Chicago, third largest city in the world combined vaporized in fires, then prevention of wildfire strategies and measures will be crucial in protecting forest environments. Imagine the tons of atmospheric carbon emitted into the atmosphere to exacerbate the consequences of Climate Change. This is what the 12-Prevention Approaches summarized in two chapters showcase in Volume I, Part I deal with.
Volume I, Part II
Volume I, Part II, focuses on global desertification and what environmental steps 83- listed countries could do to create heightened awareness to ameliorate and slow-down Climate Change by their involvement with global leaders and their law makers. Suppression strategies and tactics of all phases have been shown to protect forests against wildfires to slow down climate change. Below are the twelve countries with the most significant forests, policies and forest protection on wildfire histories, agencies and policies case-studied.
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United States, Canada and Mexico are case studied for North America.
On South America, building capacity for forest protection in Brazil; Bolivia; Venezuela; Argentina; Colombia; Uruguay; Paraguay; Chile and Peru have been case-studied. Countries in other regions of the globe grappling with similar issues have a reference guide to use to deal with their environmental problems.
Volume II, Part I
Volume II, Part I, focuses on vital subject areas of forest protection in Europe and Asia, that will educate policy makers when they disseminate technological information to their environmental, forestry and engineering divisions in the respective countries.
Fire Weather, Fire Behavior, Topography and Fuels and Early fire detection technology in regions with critical problems on these subject areas in
Volume II, Part II
Volume II, Part II, focuses on Africa’s Ghana, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Gabon and Mozambique highlighting capacity building strategies in prevention of wildfires and in Oceania’s Australia, wildland urban interface structure protection against wildfires is extensively showcased. New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and in Fiji Islands management of forests and protection strategies stressing environmental, forest and legal policies in managing land-use structures among national guidelines and procedures.
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Forewords were written by:
–Michelle Steinberg: – Division Manager and Director: National Wildland Fire Protection Association (NPFA); Boston, Massachusetts, USA
–Dr. LIoyd A. Blanchard: – Former Director at Integrated Emergency Management Incorporated (IEM) and currently Vice Provost at the University of Connecticut, Connecticut, USA
–Bret Lane: – Forest Protection Director; Forest Protection Branch; Office of Forestry; Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
–Dr. Cornelis F. de Hoop; B.S, MBA, Ph.D; Associate Professor of Forestry & Forest Products; Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
A major academic editor of Volume I, Part I and Volume I, Part II has being a friend:
Professor Emeritus of Yale University Graeme Berlyn
–E.H. Harriman Professor of Forest Management, Anatomy & Physiology of trees.
–Founding editor, Journal of Sustainable Forestry
–Lifetime Achievement Award, Botanical Society of America
Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06520; USA