Fire: Nature and Culture

Fire: Nature and Culture

by Stephen J. Pyne

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780230467
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Series: Reaktion Books - Earth Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 207
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Stephen J. Pyne is the Regent’s Professor of Environmental History in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. His books include The Still-Burning Bush, Smokechasing, and Fire: A Brief History.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Three Fires
Part One: Fire Wild
1. Creating Combustion
2. Burning Bright, Burning Wide, Burning Deep
Part Two: Fire Tamed
3. Fire Creature
4. Fire Works: Anthropogenic Fire Practices
5. Famous Fires: An Anthology
Part Three: Fire Cultured
6. Fire Studied and Fire Made
7. Fire Painted
8. Fire Celebrated
Part Four: Fire Today
9. The Great Disruption
10. Megafire
Epilogue: Two Fire Worlds

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