World Fire

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ISBN: 295975938

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Overview

The story of how fire and humans have co-evolved. The two are inseparable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet. Surveys the emerging geography of global fire, exploring fire in order to learn more about history. Contrary to popular belief, there is less fire on this planet than when More »

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ISBN: 295975938

The story of how fire and humans have co-evolved. The two are inseparable, and together they have repeatedly remade the planet. Surveys the emerging geography of global fire, exploring fire in order to learn more about history. Contrary to popular belief, there is less fire on this planet than when Columbus sailed, and through global sampling of major fire situations, Pyne draws a conclusion to today's unsettled ecology, where he asserts there is too much fire in the wrong places, and unwarranted suppression of fires in others. He argues that obsessive fire control should be looked at more closely; and that in much of the world, it is the control of fire that is out of control.

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