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Paradise: one town's struggle to survive an American wildfire
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Published:
New York : Crown, [2021].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xii, 416 pages : black and white maps ; 26 cm
Status:
Ashland Adult Nonfiction
363.37 JOH
Description
A San Francisco Chronicle reporter, drawing on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records, provides a first-hand account of California’s Camp Fire—the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, investigating root causes and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. Maps.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593136386, 0593136381

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-404) and index.
Description
"The definitive firsthand account of California's Camp Fire-the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century-and a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. On November 8, 2018, the people of Paradise, California, awoke to a mottled gray sky and gusty winds. Soon the Camp Fire was upon them, gobbling an acre a second. Less than two hours after the fire ignited, the town was engulfed in flames, the residents trapped in their homes and cars. By the next morning, eighty-five people were dead. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson was there as the town of Paradise burned. She saw the smoldering rubble of a historic covered bridge and the beloved Black Bear Diner and she stayed long afterward, visiting shelters, hotels, and makeshift camps. Drawing on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records, including 911 calls and testimony from a grand jury investigation, Johnson provides a minute-by-minute account of the Camp Fire, following residents and first responders as they fight to save themselves and their town. We see a young mother fleeing with her newborn; a school bus full of children in search of an escape route; and a group of paramedics, patients, and nurses trapped in a cul-de-sac, fending off the fire with rakes and hoses. Johnson documents the unfolding tragedy with empathy and nuance. But she also investigates the root causes, from runaway climate change to a deeply flawed alert system to Pacific Gas and Electric's decades-long neglect of critical infrastructure. A cautionary tale for a new era of megafires, Paradise is the gripping story of a town wiped off the map and the determination of its people to rise again"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, L. (2021). Paradise: one town's struggle to survive an American wildfire. First edition. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Lizzie. 2021. Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Lizzie, Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire. New York: Crown, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Lizzie. Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire. First edition. New York: Crown, 2021. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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