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The Resource Fire, Stephen J. Pyne

Fire, Stephen J. Pyne

Label
Fire
Title
Fire
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Pyne
Title variation
  • Fire : nature and culture
  • Nature and culture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fire has been an integral feature of our planet for over 400 million years. It has defined human culture from the beginning; it is something without which we cannot survive. For while fire is among the most destructive forces on earth, it has equally tremendous powers of cleansing, renewal and controlled energy. In this galvanizing book Stephen J. Pyne delivers a masterclass history of fire and its use by humanity, explaining how fire has always been at the core of how people have made their world habitable, whether hunting, foraging, farming, herding or urbanizing, and of course in managing nature reserves. Fire was deployed in the past by aboriginal communities, and early agricultural societies began to control and contain fire and fuel. But our mastery of the science and art of fire has not given us absolute power: fire disasters have altered the course of history, and unexpected fires that begin as the result of other disasters can have shocking effects. In addition, wildfires are a crucial component of natural regeneration. The past 200 years has also seen the growth of a massive new world of combustibles in the form of fossil biomass: 'people burn fuels from the geological past and release their effluents into the geological future. The present they overload with noxious emissions and greenhouse gases.' New combustion practices have radically changed the world's ecological balance."--Page 2 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pyne, Stephen J.
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN416
LC item number
.P96 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earth series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fire
  • Combustion
  • Fires in art
  • Fires
  • Fires
  • Fires
  • Wildfires
  • Forest fires
Label
Fire, Stephen J. Pyne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating combustion -- Burning bright, burning wide, burning deep -- Fire creature -- Fire works: anthropogenic fire practices -- Famous fires: an anthology -- Fire studied and fire made -- Fire painted -- Fire celebrated -- The great disruption -- Megafire
Control code
788270203
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781780230467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)788270203
Label
Fire, Stephen J. Pyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Creating combustion -- Burning bright, burning wide, burning deep -- Fire creature -- Fire works: anthropogenic fire practices -- Famous fires: an anthology -- Fire studied and fire made -- Fire painted -- Fire celebrated -- The great disruption -- Megafire
Control code
788270203
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781780230467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)788270203

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