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

World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth

byStephen J. PyneForeword byWilliam Cronon

Paperback | May 1, 1997

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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

Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University. The author of ten acclaimed books on environmental history, he won the 1995 "Los Angeles Times'" Robert Kirsch Award for his career contribution to arts & letters. He lives in Glendale, Arizona.
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Title:World Fire: The Culture of Fire on EarthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.21 × 6.18 × 0.96 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:University Of Washington Press

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ISBN - 10:0295975938

ISBN - 13:9780295975931

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Foreword by William CrononPreface to the 1997 Paperback EditionSMOKE REPORTThe New World Order on FireSIZE-UPFirestick History; or, How to Set the World on FireHOTSPOTTINGFire Flume (Australia)Veld Fire (South Africa)Queimada Para Limpeza (Brazil)Svedjebruk (Sweden)Greek Fire (Greece)La Nueva Reconquista (Iberia)Red Skies of Irkutsk (Russia)Nataraja (India)White Darkness (Antarctica)CONTROLAmerican Fire-- Initial Attac: The U.S. Forest Service Fights Fire-- ColdtrailingWilderness Fire-- Vestal Fires and Virgin Lands-- The SUmmer We Let Wild Fire LooseIntermix Fire-- The Fire This Time-- Nouvelle SouthwestMOP-UPConsumed by Either Fire or FireAFTER THE LAST SMOKEFlame and FortuneNotes and Additional ReadingIndexIllustration sources and credits

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World Fire is the story of how fire and humans have coevolved. The two are inseparable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet.

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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