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Fire : servant, scourge, and enigma

Author: Hazel Rossotti
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Rossotti
ISBN: 0486422615 9780486422619
OCLC Number: 48397515
Notes: Originally published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Description: x, 288 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Fire, the phenomenon --
What is fire? --
Fire and flames --
Ignition --
Fire for comfort --
Fire for heating --
Fire for lighting --
Fire for use --
Fire for cooking --
Fire for destruction --
Fire for craftsmen and chemists --
Fire for movement: external fires --
Fire for movement: internal combustion --
Fire for movement: pre-packed oxygen --
Fire for movement: explosives --
Fire for special effects: pyrotechnics --
Fire for special effects: smokes --
Fire as timekeeper --
Fire as sleuth --
Fire as polluter --
Fire as hazard --
Mankind versus fire: the toll --
Mankind versus fire: prevention --
Mankind versus fire: weapons for combat --
Mankind versus fire: collective strategies --
Nature and fire: towards symbiosis --
Fire for contemplation --
Fire and the gods --
Fire and the thinkers.
Responsibility: Hazel Rossotti.
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