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Sparks from a train ignite a field baked for days.Then winds whip it into a fast-running blaze.With fire now spreading out of control, the hotshots are called.They're ready to roll. What are hotshots?They are an elite ground fire-fighting corps of men and women highly trained to understand the scientific nature of fire in order to go deep into the heart of a wildfire, beyond the reach of hose lines, to limit the destruction of land and wildlife.As more homes are being built into the natural landscape, the role of the hotshot in fighting fire has become increasingly important. With stunning pictures and an action-packed text, fine artist and volunteer firefighter Chris L. Demarest here captures the spirit of the dedicated hotshots and the real-life drama of the dangerous work they must do every day.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2003.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689848162
Branch Call Number: j 634.9618 DEMAREST
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm.


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