A Day at the Police Station

Titre : A Day at the Police Station
Auteur : Richard Scarry
Éditeur : HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN-13 : 0007574940
Libération : 2014-08-28

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Make learning about all the different things that go easy and fun with this busy book from Richard Scarry! Scarry is an internationally renowned author/illustrator, whose unique world is a treasure trove of fabulous characters.

On the Fireline

Titre : On the Fireline
Auteur : Matthew Desmond
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 9780226144078
Libération : 2008-11-15

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In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows that these firefighters aren’t the adrenaline junkies or romantic heroes as they’re so often portrayed. An immersion into a dangerous world, On the Fireline is also a sophisticated analysis of a high-risk profession—and a captivating read. “Gripping . . . a masterful account of how young men are able to face down wildfire, and why they volunteer for such an enterprise in the first place.”—David Grazian, Sociological Forum “Along with the risks and sorrow, Desmond also presents the humor and comaraderie of ordinary men performing extraordinary tasks. . . . A good complement to Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire. Recommended.”—Library Journal