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Wildfires, Facts, the Science of Fire, and Heroic Firefighters in Extraordinary Book from National Geographic Kids

Updated on August 26, 2016
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Stunning Facts and Photos of Wildfires

Wildfires occur in the U. S. every summer with thousands of acres of forests and personal property destroyed. The publishers of National Geographic Kids have captured the topic of wildfires with stunning photos, facts, and educational activities in their book "Extreme Wildfire: Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire". National Geographic photographer and firefighter Mark Thiessen traveled around the world to feature wildfires in all parts of the globe for this beautiful publication. Thiessen has partnered with National Geographic for Kids and Glen Phelan to produce an extraordinary account of the work of firefighters and to portray their heroism. Thiessen writes in the introduction that "this book is the results of that goal. I hope firefighters can show it to their loved ones and say proudly, "this is what I do."

Each chapter covers a specific topic about wildfires. The danger of fires, tools and equipment that are used to fight the fires, and even a chapter about what is good about wildfire are all covered in the book. The ecology of a wildfire and information about plants that survive a wildfire are also covered in the book. An important section of the book covers major safety basics to be considered if you encounter an emergency situation with a fire in your home or while out in nature. Each chapter also features a special inset of Notes from the Field and interesting facts that will engage the reader. Thiessen concludes with a section about some famous fires and a special section about making a family communication in the event that family members are separated during an emergency. The book also features a list of resources for more reading about the world of wildfires and a complete glossary of terms used by firefighters. "Extreme Wildfire: Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire" has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-2530-4.

Wildfires Featured in Extraordinary Book

National Geographic Kids publication with stunning photos and facts about wildfires
National Geographic Kids publication with stunning photos and facts about wildfires | Source
Heroic Photo of Firefighters Engaged in Fighting a Wildfire Featured in National Geographic Kids New Publication
Heroic Photo of Firefighters Engaged in Fighting a Wildfire Featured in National Geographic Kids New Publication | Source
Photo of Fighting Fires from the Air
Photo of Fighting Fires from the Air | Source
Stunning Photo of Monster Fire
Stunning Photo of Monster Fire | Source

Special Features of National Geographic Kids Books

The publications by National Geographic Kids books are known for incredible facts about our fascinating world. "Extreme Wildfire: Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire" contains a wealth of facts about locations of the largest wildfires that have occurred, effects on ecosystems where these fires occur, and even facts about the benefits of a wildfire. Did you know that fire can be a good way to recycle nature?

Books from National Geographic Kids also are known for the inclusion of maps and fun educational activities that encourage children to learn more about the subject. "Extreme Wildfire" includes an interesting map of the parts of a wildfire and a fun activity page of how to investigate a wildfire.

Maps and Activity Pages Included in "Extreme Wildfire"

The Parts of a Wildfire
The Parts of a Wildfire | Source
Activity Page Featured in "Extreme Wildfire"  Kids Can Do Their Own Investigation
Activity Page Featured in "Extreme Wildfire" Kids Can Do Their Own Investigation | Source

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National Geographic Kids Partners with National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society has funded preservation projects for exploration and research since 1888. The Society partners with National Geographic Partners LLC and receives funds from this partner to pay for projects. A portion of the purchase proceeds of "Extreme Wildfire" will support continued research projects. Interested persons may learn more about this work with partners by visiting www.nationalgeographic.com. Librarians and teachers may visit www.ngchildrensbooks.org


California Wildfires of 2016

The wildfires in California have been in the news for 2016. The several years of drought have made these fires particularly difficult for firefighters. some of the largest wildfire in California in past years have been the Redding fire, the Medford fire, the San Francisco and San Jose fires, and fires in the Los Angeles areas. The Blue Cut fire of 2016 has burned 37,020 acres and 105 homes. It is reported that this fire is now 100% contained.

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