Vestal Fire

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ISBN: 295975962

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Overview

An environmental history, told through fire, of Europe and Europe's encounter with the world. A retelling of all of European history from a vantage point of the fire which, in Pyne's view, burns at the very heart of Western civilization. A journey through time, exploring the terrain of Europe and More »

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ISBN: 295975962

An environmental history, told through fire, of Europe and Europe's encounter with the world. A retelling of all of European history from a vantage point of the fire which, in Pyne's view, burns at the very heart of Western civilization. A journey through time, exploring the terrain of Europe and the uses and abuses of these lands as well as, through migration and conquest, many parts of the rest of the world. Between the untamed fire of the wilderness and the tended fire of the hearth lies a struggle to control natural forces and processes that can sometimes be directed but never wholly dominated nor contained.

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