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Extreme Wildfire

Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire

Mark Thiessen


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Paperback (8/30/2016)

Praise For Extreme Wildfire: Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the Extraordinary Science of Fire

"As is standard with offerings from National Geographic Kids, this presents a confluence of current events, human geography, ecology, physics, and job exploration… the narrative is filled with anecdotes and context that can only come from first-hand knowledge… this book’s stunning images and insider insight provide an in-depth introduction to understanding and controlling [wildfires]." -- Booklist

"Fans of action and adventure fiction and nonfiction, such as the “I Survived” series, will be mesmerized by the true-life stories. Those interested in science will find plenty of information about chemistry and geology." -- School Library Journal

"Thrilling and gut wrenching photographs by author and photographer Mark Thiessen bring the experience of wildland firefighters to life...Thiessen’s first-hand accounts provide knowledge of the training needed to enter this line of work...this book will capture young readers’ interest in learning about these natural disasters." -- School Library Connection


National Geographic Kids, 9781426325311, 112pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

About the Author

MARK THIESSEN has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990. He is widely published in all areas of the National Geographic Society, including National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Adventure magazine, and National Geographic Traveler magazine. National Geographic books that feature Thiessen's work include Return to Midway, which documents the discovery of the U.S.S Yorktown, and Baseball as America, a look at the Baseball Hall of Fame.