This collection of essays by Gary Snyder, now in paperback, blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, Snyder employs fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and riffs on a wide range of topics, from our sense of place and a need to review forestry practices, to the writing life and Eastern thought. Surveying the current wisdom that fires are in some cases necessary for ecosystems of the wild, he contemplates the evolution of his view on the practice, while exploring its larger repercussions on our perceptions of nature and the great landscapes of the West. These pieces include recollections of his boyhood, his involvement with the literary community of the Bay Area, his travels to Japan, as well as his thoughts on American culture today. All maintain Snyder's reputation as an intellect to be reckoned with, while often revealing him at his most emotionally vulnerable. The final impression is holistic: We perceive not a collection of essays, but a cohesive presentation of Snyder's life and work expressed in his characteristically straightforward prose.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-01 - Publisher: Catapult
This collection of essays by Gary Snyder, now in paperback, blazes with insight. In his most autobiographical writing to date, Snyder employs fire as a metaphor for the crucial moment when deeply held viewpoints yield to new experiences, and our spirits and minds broaden and mature. Snyder here writes and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-12 - Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, Canadian Fourth Edition is specifically designed for Canadian fire service. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the most comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum that is sure to transform Canada's fire fighter education. This edition
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-28 - Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Fire fighters working within an industrial fire brigade must possess professional competencies not required of other response personnel. Based on NFPA 1081, Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications, 2007 Edition, Industrial Fire Brigade: Principles and Practice will provide fire fighters with the knowledge necessary to handle fire prevention