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Text only. This product does NOT include a MyFireKit Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a MyFireKit Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283000-0 Organized into 17 chapters with completely updated color photographs and accompanied by supporting appendices, this seventh edition, written to the FESHE curriculum, instructs the reader on the skills needed in fire investigation, delving into topics such as fire-related deaths and injuries, fire behavior and sources of ignition. Remaining true to Professor Paul L. Kirk's intent, this best-selling text presents a broad-based look at the entire fire investigation process, from evaluating a fire scene to writing reports and providing testimony. An international database as offered by fire and explosion investigators, scientists, and engineers from all over the world is also reflected in the seventh edition, including revised material on ignition, fire dynamics, and case examples while showcasing a multitude of latest research, color photographs and artwork.
1. Introduction (Sample Chapter) 2. The Elementary Chemistry of Combustion 3. Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Building Construction 4. Combustion Properties of Liquid and Gaseous Fuels 5. Combustion Properties of Solid Fuels 6. Sources of Ignition 7. Structure Fires and their Investigation 8. Grass and Wildland Fires and their Investigation 9. Automobile, Other Motor Vehicle, and Ship Fires 10. Electrical Causes of Fires 11. Clothing and Fabric Fires 12. Explosions and Explosive Combustion 13. Chemical Fires and and Hazardous Materials 14. Laboratory Services 15. Fire-Related Deaths and Injuries 16. Arson as a Crime 17. Other Investigative Topics
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