Firefighting

Firefighting

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
From ancient Rome to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, this lavishly illustrated chronicle of the history of firefighting examines some of history's most devastating fires, explores the role of the firefighter in human society, and traces the evolution of firefighting technology, equipment, and tactics over the years. 35,000 first printing.

DK Publishing
Explores the role of firefighting in human history while chronicling the world's most famous fires. An innovative, vividly illustrated chronicle of humankind's struggle to subdue nature's most primal and destructive force -- from Rome in 64 AD to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 -- Firefighting examines history's most formidable fires, showing how each influenced the evolution of firefighting technology, equipment, and tactics. Following today's firefighters as they prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow's fires, no other book has explored the role of the firefighter in human society-past, present, and future quite like Firefighting.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides information about famous fires, the fight to stop them, and their repercussions, discussing disasters including the San Francisco earthquake, the destruction of the Twin Towers, and the firebombing of Hamburg and Dresden.

Publisher: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2002
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780789489098
0789489090
Branch Call Number: 628.925 Gottschalk 2002
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: Fire fighting

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