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Produced by: Sharon Mascall
With thousands of sheep and cattle burned alive this year, hundreds of houses destroyed and a number of human deaths, Australia is pouring millions of Australian dollars into wildfire research and many other countries are turning to Australia for advice and help. Are these fires malicious? Part of the complex system of global warming? Just natural phenomena that will die down again? Producer Sharon Mascall puts on fireman's helmet and overalls and heads for the Australian Bush where the frequency and intensity of wildfires seems to be increasing. This program is part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

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Wildfire was produced by Sharon Mascall. It airs as part of our international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.


Various photographs of Australian wildfires.

Illustrated explanation of the types, causes, effects and prevention. Includes photographs from around the world.

by: Taylor Morrison 2006
For anyone who has ever been fascinated by the awesome power of fire, or intrigued by the courageous and carefully coordinated efforts of firefighters, Taylor Morrison's beautiful and thoroughly researched book takes a comprehensive look at wildfires, their causes, and the methods employed to control them.

Fire in Their Eyes: Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them
by: Karen Magnuson Magnuson Beil, Karen Magnuson Beil (Photographer) 1999
Depicts in text and photographs the training, equipment, and real-life experiences of people who risk their lives to battle wildfires, as well as people who use fire for ecological reasons.

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