Persuasive Essay About Fire

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Why the Search “Fire has been around for millions of years, but it has only been in the last 1.5 million years that humans have figured out how use it” (“Facts”). I always have wondered why fire is the only element that isn 't friendly with the human specie. For example, water, earth, and air all have harmless entities that species can safely have direct contact with. Fishes live in water, and people live on land. However, there are no species on this planet that can have direct contact with fire and not get hurt. Maybe that’s the reason that animals and people consider fire to be dangerous, especially if we 're talking about wildfires, which has a massive impact, on both people and land. But in the end, no matter how dangerous and destructive…show more content…
The Search I decided to begin my first search on the Internet. Since I had access to both a computer and an Internet connection, I had no issues in that regard. The first article that I explored was called “Wildfires,” from the National Geographic website. In the article, I learned that depending on the wind condition, wildfires can have different reactions. For example, in the article they stated that “wildfires can burn acres of land and consume everything in their paths in mere minutes” (“Wildfires”). I also learned the positive effects that wildfires has on the environment. For example, naturally-occurring wildfires are fundamental in nature, as they return nutrients to the soil, by burning dead trees, plants, and land. They also act as disinfectant, by removing poison plants, insects, and all sorts of dangerous species (“Wildfires”). That 's the information that I learned from the article, and while it wasn 't much, I did manage to find…show more content…
It was called Fundamentals of Wildland Fire Fighting by Carl Goodson. The book started by explaining the basics of each phase of fire. For example, the combustion process, which is basically the phase in which fire starts, comes first. I learned that in the Wildland both fuel and oxygen are present, but in order for the combustion process to start, heat must be added to liberate the fuel gasses. In this state, the process keeps repeating. So once the chemical combustion starts, the more heat is released from the energy, and as more heat is released, more fuel gases are liberated, which adds into more fire. However the behavior of oxygen is different, since the amount of oxygen available in the land doesn’t decrease or increase depending on the heat. It does, however, change depending on the weather’s condition, as the wind can definitely increase the oxygen that is available to the fire. Later in the book I saw a discussion of conduction, which Goodson describes happen, “when two objects of different temperatures contact with each other directly; heat transfers from the warmer to the cooler object until their temperature are equal” (17). For example, when a person touches a pot of boiling water, his or her fingers will get burned. That reaction is the conduction process. The heat of the pot transfers from the

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