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Fire, Science and Society at the Urban-Rural Interface

Gill, A Malcom


The drama of urban-rural interface fire is a feature of summer newscasts in south-eastern Australia. Fire-suppression agencies report on their activities and on threats to homes. At another level, scientists grapple with the problems of predicting fire spread, recommending house-construction methods, advocating human-safety measures and anticipating environmental effects. The householder can be largely unaware of a fire threat or have expectations of total protection from suppression agencies....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Royal Society of Queensland: Proceedings


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