The Smoke Jumper

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Author: Nicholas Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748112294
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The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans

Original Title: The Smoke Jumper

The fire that was to change so many lives started with a single shaft of lightning that struck a mountain ridge on a still and moonless night. The woman who camped nearby with her group of troubled teenagers slept on and heard nothing. Until the deadly inferno engulfed the mountain, and into the flames leaped The Smoke Jumper. His name is Connor Ford and he braves he the flames to save the woman he loves but cannot have, for Julia Bishop is the partner of his closest friend, Ed Tully. Julia loves them both but the tragedy on Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them and burns a brand on all their hearts. In the wake of the fire, Connor travels to the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but not happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, when he must walk through fire again ...

Terry The Smoke Jumper

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Author: Michael P. Rucker
ISBN: 9780971165045
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Terry The Smoke Jumper by Michael P. Rucker

Original Title: Terry The Smoke Jumper

Smoke jumpers are brave men and women who parachute into remote areas to save the forest from fires. Tractors are important in fighting fires. They are used to bulldoze trees and to plow fire lanes. In this story, the smoke jumpers need a small tractor that can be parachuted from an airplane to help them. Terry is just the right sized tractor for the job. Terry learns that fighting forest fires is the hardest work he has ever done. He also finds that he must overcome fear to get the job done. Terry and the smoke jumpers become trapped as the fire burns out of control. Will Terry's friend, Ellie the Eagle, and the "Water Bomber" come in time to save them?


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Author: Jason A. Ramos
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062319647
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Smokejumper by Jason A. Ramos

Original Title: Smokejumper

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year — record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group of men and women are part of America's front-line defense: smokejumpers. The smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind, or even flowing like a liquid. In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active-duty jumper, Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping’s remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before.

Smoke Jumper

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Author: Nick Gordon
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1612116345
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Smoke Jumper by Nick Gordon

Original Title: Smoke Jumper

When a wildfire breaks out in a remote area of the wilderness, smoke jumpers are called to action. As their plane nears the fire, they leap out and parachute into the forest to fight the blaze. Students will learn about the multiple dangers smoke jumpers are exposed to and how they train to stay safe.

Smoke Jumper Moon Pilot

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Author: Willie G. Moseley
ISBN: 9781935001768
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Smoke Jumper Moon Pilot by Willie G. Moseley

Original Title: Smoke Jumper Moon Pilot

Al Shepard was returning to the cosmos, and this time, he was going to walk on the Moon. Grounded for most of the Sixties due to an inner ear problem, America's first man in space had been serving as NASA's Chief of the Astronaut Office, and had figured into the selection of crews for American manned space flights. Now healthy and cleared for flight himself, Shepard knew who he wanted on his own Apollo crew.For Lunar Module Pilot, he selected a brilliant Navy aviator, Edgar Mitchell, a.k.a. “The Brain,” who already had a doctorate of science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from M.I.T., and had been highly involved in the design of the Lunar Module. The Command Module Pilot, who would be responsible for guiding the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon, placing it in a safe orbit, and returning it safely to Earth, was to be Air Force pilot Stuart Roosa.And Roosa didn't even have a college degree when he had won his Air Force wings, and hadn't been on a backup crew for an Apollo flight. But when it came to piloting skills, he was that good.Stu Roosa's life was incredibly diverse—the second son of a government surveyor, he had spent his early childhood in a migratory lifestyle with his family before the Roosas settled in Claremore, Oklahoma, where Stu proved to be an excellent student and developed a lifelong love of hunting. He became a smoke jumper for the Forest Service before enlisting in the Air Force's aviation cadet program. Excelling in piloting skills, Roosa had graduated from test pilot school at the legendary Edwards Air Force Base before being chosen as an astronaut. Roosa loved his family and his country, and he loved to fly. Recollections in this detailed biography include memories from family members, schoolmates, and veteran smoke jumpers, pilots, and astronauts. Smoke Jumper, Moon Pilot tells the story of a focused, determined, and patriotic youngster who believed in the American dream, and grew up to live it.Back cover: At the age of 19, Stu Roosa was parachuting into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to fight forest fires.— He joined the Air Force.— He became a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.— He was selected to be an astronaut by NASA.— He went to the Moon.— He became a successful businessman and big game hunter.This is the family-authorized biography of Apollo 14 Command Module Pilot Stuart A. Roosa (1933-1994). It's the quintessential, All-American chronicle of the life of an Oklahoma farm boy whose initiative, drive and personal integrity earned him a place among the 24 individuals who made the most dramatic voyage in human history, and it's a story that needs to be told, now more than ever.


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Author: Wil Mara
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1633620859
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Smokejumper by Wil Mara

Original Title: Smokejumper

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a smokejumper. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

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