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MetcalfGalagan Fire Ghosts
by Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan
with an introduction by Katherine Ware and essays by William deBuys and Craig D. Allen

An innovative way of seeing how a major forest recovers from a devastating fire!

Forest fires in the American West are becoming more frequent as well as longer in duration and more destructive. A recent study by the National Science Foundation states that human-caused warming in the West nearly doubled the area burned by wildfires during the last three decades. And because of rising temperatures and increasing drought, the forest that comes back is often unlike the one that burned in significant ways.

Photographers Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan saw this futuristic trend play out in the aftermath of a massive wildfire in New Mexico in 2011. While photographing the 156,000-acre burn scar of the Las Conchas Fire over seven years, they learned from forest ecologists that this forest's imperfect recovery is emblematic of what lies ahead for forests not just in the American Southwest, but in every arid zone in the world.

Metcalf and Galagan's hauntingly beautiful photographs of the aftermath of this terrible fire and its transformation into a new kind of forest will open your eyes to the new reality of climate change on Earth. Essays by photography curator Katherine Ware, environmental writer William deBuys, and forest ecologist Craig Allen will expand your understanding of what you see.

 

 

$40.00 U.S. (trade discount) No e-book has been authorized.
Hardcover (PLC)
160 pages with 54 duotone and 45 4-color photographs by the authors plus 1 color map
11.875" x 11.0" landscape/horizontal
ISBN 978–1–938086–71–7

Published November 2019

Distributed by Casemate/IPM
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No e-book has been authorized.

About the Authors

M&G
New art is up in the hallways at Pajarito Environmental Education Center as of 9/2019. Check out the photography of Philip Metcalf and Patricia Galagan at the nature center now. The book will be available for purchase in the gift shop starting on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

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