Fire A Brief History

ISBN-10: 029598144X

ISBN-13: 9780295981444

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stephen J. Pyne

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
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.

Foreword: Small Book, Big Story
Introduction: Kindling
Fire and Earth: Creating Combustion
How Fire Came to Be
How Life Accommodated Fire
First Fire Today
Touched by Fire
Frontiers of Fire (Part 1): Fire Colonizing by Hominids
What Made Early Fires Effective
First Contact: When Fire Arrives
Lost Contact: When Fire Departs
Aboriginal Fire: Controlling the Spark
Why They Burned
Where and How They Burned
Dying Fire: When the Firestick Leaves
Agricultural Fire: Cultivating Fuel
The Fire in Agriculture's Hearth
How to Cultivate Fire
What They Meant to Each Other
Rites of Fire
Frontiers of Fire (Part 2): Fire Colonizing by Agriculture
How Conversion Leads to Colonization
Stories from the Fire Frontier
Comings and Goings of Agricultural Fire Today
Urban Fire: Building Habitats for Fire
Hearth and House: Making a Home for Fire
Built to Burn: A Fire Ecology for the City Combustible
The Eternal Flame Invisible: Fire in the Industrial City
Pyrotechnics: Fire and Technology
Prometheus Unchained
Cycles of Pyrotechnology: How Fire Has Cooked the Earth
Fire Powers: Controlled--and Not-So-Controlled--Fire as Mover and Shaker
Fire in the Mind
Frontiers of Fire (Part 3): Fire Colonizing by Europe
How Europe Expanded Fire's Realm
How Europe Contained Fire's Realm
How Europe Redefined Fire's Realm
Industrial Fire: Stoking the Big Burn
How Industrial Combustion Has Added Fire
How Industrial Combustion Has Subtracted Fire
How Industrial Combustion Has Rearranged Fire Regimes
The Future of Fire: Burning Beyond the Millennium
As the World Burns: What Is and Isn't Burning, and Where
Still the Keeper of the Flame
Selected Sources and Further Reading
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