World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth

World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth

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World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth by Stephen J. Pyne

Back in PrintWorld Fire is the story of how fire and humans have coevolved. The two are inseparable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet.“Pyne considers the evolution of fire in such diverse regions as Australia, Africa, Brazil, Sweden, Greece, Iberia, Russia, and India and then ponders Antarctica, the land without fire. As he examines changing techniques for and attitudes toward fire control, Pyne challenges our concepts of nature and wilderness and explains why the study and management of fire have tremendous environmental, cultural, and political implications.”—Booklist“A sweeping historical treatise that examines our world’s love/hate relationship with conflagration. His engrossing ideas leave bright embers in the memory.”—Outside

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ISBN-13: 9780295975931
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series
Edition description: New Preface by the Author
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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