Account

Company

  Menu

Description

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature's blazes.

Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year -- record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group of men and women are part of America's front-line defense: smokejumpers. The smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind, or even flowing like a liquid. In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active-duty jumper, Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping's remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before.

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $1.99 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Jason A. Ramos on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Jason A. Ramos.
  • to stop tracking Jason A. Ramos.

to track Julian Smith on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Julian Smith.
  • to stop tracking Julian Smith.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on July 7, 2015.
  • This book was $14.99 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 52 times in the past 1,944 days.
  • The current price of this book is $7.99 last checked 7 hours ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past six months is $5.99.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $1.99.
  • The lowest price to date was $1.99 last reached on October 1, 2019.
  • This book has been $1.99 4 times since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $15.99 last reached on November 12, 2015.
  • This book has been $15.99 one time since we started tracking it.

Genres

Additional Info

  • Publication Date: July 14, 2015
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 255 Pages
  • File Size: 6,288 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 7 hours ago. At that time, the price was $7.99. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.com website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.