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World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

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World Fire is the story of how fire and humans have coevolved. The two are inseperable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet.--"Stephen J. Pyne writes about fire as if he were on fire, with searing, consuming heat and light. When he looks at fire he sees not biological catastrophe but social illumination and natural renewal...This book will change the way you view fire--and the way you see us routinely fighting it." --Seattle Times--"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 naturre and wilderness and explains why the study and management of fire have tremendous environmental, cultural, and political implications." -Booklist

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Back in Print--World Fire is the story of how fire and humans have coevolved. The two are inseperable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet. "Stephen J. Pyne writes about fire as if he were on fire, with searing, consuming heat and light. When he looks at fire he sees not biological catastrophe but social illumination and natural renewal...This book will change the way you view fire--and the way you see us routinely fighting it." --Seattle Times-

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-360) ans index. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295975931
Foreword:
Cronon, William
Author:
Cronon, William
Foreword by:
Cronon, William
Foreword:
Cronon, William
Author:
Pyne, Stephen J.
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Location:
Seattle :
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Fire prevention
Subject:
Fires
Subject:
Wildfires
Subject:
Fire ecology
Subject:
World
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Pbk Paperback
Series:
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
104-836
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Back in Print--World Fire is the story of how fire and humans have coevolved. The two are inseperable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet. "Stephen J. Pyne writes about fire as if he were on fire, with searing, consuming heat and light. When he looks at fire he sees not biological catastrophe but social illumination and natural renewal...This book will change the way you view fire--and the way you see us routinely fighting it." --Seattle Times-
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