| ||"The book was published before the horrific bushfires in Victoria, during February 2009, but is full of worthwhile and timely information for reflecting, reassessing and restructuring bushfire preparedness and bushfire combat philosophies. Overall, I recommend this book which offers both theoretical and conceptual thinking and empirical, practical findings. It is not an easy read – but the effort pays off."
Bernd Rohrmann, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 16, September 2009
"While this book addresses the reality of communities living with fire-risk, it also raises issues for planners about risk, public versus private responsibility and the poor levels of knowledge and preparedness among landholders that should encourage some introspection..."
Andrew Butt, Australian Planner, 2009
"Community Bushfire Safety is a remarkable book, a rare case of rigorous social science, economics and law combining with the experiential knowledge of highly skilled practitioners, to provide guidance on how to live well with fire in the intensely flammable Australian continent. The book's strengths are its originality, relevance and accessibility, and the importance of the paradigm shift it heralds."
Roesmary Hill, Rural Society Journal, 2008
"As an output of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the book presents the research as a very tangible outcome for end-users of the CRC process. Social science research in the field of fire management is a relatively new field and the book highlights the progressive stance Australian researchers are taking."
Trent D. Penman, Austral Ecology, Vol. 34, 2009