Reading and Signing with Gary Ferguson

Join BookBar and Gary Ferguson for a reading and signing of his new book, Land on Fire. 

About the Book:
Wildfires are burning longer and hotter than ever, affecting communities and the web of life throughout the West. Fires of recent years have been among the most devastating on record; millions of acres have burned and more than a billion dollars spent controlling them.

In Land on Fire, acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the ongoing research to find a solution. This gripping narrative details how years of fire suppression and chronic drought have combined to make the situation so dire, brings to life the extraordinary efforts of those responsible for fighting wildfires, and deftly explains how nature reacts in the aftermath of flames. Dramatic photographs reveal the terror and beauty of fire, as well as the staggering effect it has on the landscape.

About the Author:
Gary Ferguson has written many books on nature and science, including Hawks Rest, which won both the PNBA and the MPIBA Book Award for Nonfiction, Decade of the Wolf, The Great Divide, and The Carry Home. His articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. His lectures on wilderness are a culmination of thirty years researching and experiencing the marriage of wild lands, history, myth, and narrative psychology. Visit him at

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604697001
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Timber Press (OR) - June 21st, 2017