Principles of Fire Science
This volume introduces students and researchers to the fundamental concepts of fire science. Using easy-to-understand language, it provides a solid background, and help readers develop a meaningful understanding and appreciation of this important and evolving topic. Fire science is the branch of applied science that studies the chemistry, physics, and environmental variables that comprise and control the many properties of fire. Throughout human history, fire has been seen as both a useful tool and a powerful force of destruction. This volume will cover such issues as combustion chemistry, energy production and conversion, thermographic study, fire control, increasing wildfires, and many others, allowing readers to acquire a sound knowledge base for their relationship with fire in the real world.