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Awful splendour : a fire history of Canada

Author: Stephen J Pyne
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2007.
Series: Nature, history, society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada's forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country has devised various institutions to connect fire and society. The choices Canadians have made say a great deal about their national character. Awful Splendour narrates  Read more...
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Pyne, Stephen J., 1949-
Awful splendour.
Vancouver, [B.C.] : UBC Press, [2008], ©2007
(OCoLC)256944415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Pyne
ISBN: 9780774855853 0774855851 9780774813921 077481392X 1282593579 9781282593572
OCLC Number: 614502999
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 549 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Figures""; ""Foreword: Mon pays c�est le feu""; ""Author�s Note: A Boreal Burning Bush""; ""Prologue: White Canada""; ""Book 1: Torch""; ""Kindling""; ""Fire Rings of Indigenous Canada""; ""Fire and Frost: Tundra""; ""Fire and Water: Boreal Forest""; ""Fire and Grass, Fire and Leaf: Great Plains Prairies and Great Lakes Forests""; ""Fire on the Hills, Fire on the Mountains: Acadian Woods and Cordilleran Forests""; ""Fire and Fog: The Incombustible Fringe""; ""Tongues of Fire: Black Spruce and High Plains""; ""Conflagration and Complex""; ""Book 2: Axe""; ""Creating Fuel"" ""Fire Frontiers of Imperial Canada""""New Found Land""; ""Acadia""; ""The Canadas""; ""Far Countries""; ""With Fire in Their Eyes: Gabriel Sagard and Henry Hind""; """"Burning Most Furiously�""; ""Book 3: Engine""; ""Containing Combustion""; ""Reconnaissance by Fire: Robert Bell and Bernhard Fernow""; ""Fire Provinces of Industrial Canada""; ""Dominion of Fire: Canada�s Quest for Fire Conservancy""; ""Sea and Shield: Fire Provinces of Eastern Canada""; ""Fire�s Lesser Dominion""; ""Tracer Index: James G. Wright and Herbert W. Beall"" ""Plain and Mountain: Fire Provinces of Western Canada""""Prosperity and Peril""; ""Two Solitudes: C.E. Van Wagner and Donald Stedman""; ""Revanchism and Federalism""; ""Fire�s Outer Limits: Fire Provinces on the Fringe""; ""Internal Combustions""; ""Epilogue: Green Canada""; ""Continental Drift and Global Warming""; ""Fire Geography of Green Canada""; ""Slow Burns, Fast Flames""; ""Fire and Ice""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliographic Essay""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U"" ""V""""w""; ""y""; ""z""
Series Title: Nature, history, society.
Other Titles: Awful splendor, a fire history of Canada
Responsibility: Stephen J. Pyne ; foreword by Graeme Wynn.
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