Fire in America A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire

ISBN-10: 029597592X
ISBN-13: 9780295975924
Edition: 1997 (Reprint)
Authors: Stephen J. Pyne
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

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.

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface to the 1997 Paperback Edition
Preface to the Original Edition: History with Fire in Its Eye
Abbeviations
Prologue: The Smoke of Time
Nature's Fire
Electrical Fire: A Natural History of Lightning Fire
The Fire Environment: Principles of Fire Behavior
Fire and Life: Principles of Fire Ecology
The Burned-Over Districts: A Fire History of the Northeast
The Fire from Asia
Our Grandfather Fire: Fire and the American Indian
These Conflagrated Prairies: A Fire History of the Grasslands
Paiute Forestry: A History of the Light-Burning Controversy
The Fire from Europe
Prometheus Bound: Fire and Europe
Our Pappies Burned the Woods: A Fire History of the South
Fire Wolves and Smokey Bears: A History of Fire Prevention
The Great Barbecue
The Dragon Devastation: Fire and the Counterreclamation
Sky of Brass, Earth of Ash: A Fire History of the Lake States
From Fire and Axe: Private and Early Government Fire Protection
The Heroic Age
1910: A Fire History of the Northern Rockies
The Forester's Policy: A History of Fire Policy in the U.S. Forest Service
A Moral and Legal Charge: A History of Fire Policy in the Department of the Interior and Interagency Organizations
A Continental Experiment
Fire and Water: A Fire History of the Northwest
Cross Fire: Fire Protection by the States
Under Fire: A History of Manpower in Fire Control
The Cold War on Fire
Firepower: Fire and Warfare
A Burned-Out Case: A Fire History of Southern California
The Best Tools: A History of Fire Equipment
The Red Menace: A History of Rural Fire Defense
Fields of Fire
The Thermal Pulse: A History of Wildland Fire Research
Fire and Frost: A Fire History of Alaska
Fire on the Mountain: A Fire History of the Southwest
Epilogue: The Forbidden Flame
Bibliographic Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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