The Book Shelf

Issue 8 and Volume 130.

The Book Shelf FIRE SCIENCES DICTIONARY, edited by B. W. Kuvshinoff, R. M. Fristrom, G. L. Ordway, R. L. Tuve; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10016; 439 pages, $14.95. Designed for those involved in fire service and associated occupations, this dictionary is useful because it reflects the wide range of information required in those occupations. In addition to fire service terms, the dictionary has definitions from both the physical and social sciences involved in fire suppression, prevention, protection and research. The 10,000 terms defined are said to come from 75 areas of science and technology.

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