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Bushfire safety / edited by Justin Healey.

Bushfire safety / edited by Justin Healey.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
363.377 BUSH
Adult Non Fiction   Campsie . . Available .  
363.377 BUSH
Adult Non Fiction   Padstow . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781925339543 (paperback)
Title Bushfire safety / edited by Justin Healey.
Published Thirroul, NSW : The Spinney Press, [2018]
©2018
Description 60 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Notes Includes index.
Contents Intro; Contents; Chapter 1 -- Understanding bushfire risks; Bushfire basics; Bushfires in Australia; Worst bushfires in Australia's history; Bushfire weather; Fire weather warnings; Understanding bushfires; Firestorms: the bushfire/thunderstorm hybrids we urgently need to understand; Learning from 100 years of bushfire loss data; Number of bushfires per week in Australia 'increased by 40 per cent' between 2008 and 2013; True or false? Facts and myths about bushfires and climate change; The burning issue: climate change and the Australia bushfire threat; Chapter 2 -- Bushfire preparation
Future bushfires will be worse: we need to adapt nowBushfires: be prepared; Emergency survival kit; Get ready for a bushfire; Psychological preparedness can save your life; How to prepare your home for a bushfire - and when to leave; Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire; Properties under fire: why so many Australians are inadequately insured against disaster; Managing landscapes for bushfires; Expectations and harsh reality: why bushfire warnings fail; Understanding loss of life in bushfires; Bushfires kill, but knowing exactly how might make them less deadly
Regenerating communities after a bushfire ; Beyond bushfires: community resilience and recovery; Exploring issues-worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index
Summary Explores the basics of bushfires, how and where they occur, the threats they pose and their hazards. The book also explains in detail how to effectively prepare your home for a bushfire, and when to safely leave. Future bush fires are expected to get worse. Learn now how to prepare, act and survive.Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
Subjects Wildfires -- Prevention and control
Fire management -- Australia
Forest fires -- Prevention and control -- Australia
Dwellings -- Fires and fire prevention -- Australia
Other Names Healey, Justin editor.
Series Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.)    
See Also: Issues for the nineties (Balmain, N.S.W.) 427.
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