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Burning bush : a fire history of Australia

Author: Stephen J Pyne; William Cronon
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2016.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Narrates the story of how fire came to Australia and how the aborigines used it to remake their environment.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Pyne; William Cronon
ISBN: 9780295998824 0295998822
OCLC Number: 1013850620
Description: xx, 520 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Book I: The eucalypt 1. The universal Australia --
2. Unimaginable freaks of fire: profile of a pyrophyte --
3. Red centre: fire regimes of old Australia --
4. Land of contrarities --
Book II: The Aborigine --
3. Flaming front --
6. Firestick farmer: profile of a pyrophile --
7. Fires of the Dreaming --
8. Smokes by day, fires by night: fire regimes of Aboriginal Australia --
9. This wonderful depository of fire --
Book III: The European --
10. Entwining fire --
11. Reconnaissance by fire: education of a pyrofile --
12. Red steers and green pick --
13. Beyond the black stump --
14. Fire conservancy --
15. Burning off: fire provences of European Australia --
16. When the billy boiled --
Book IV: The new Australian --
17. The two fires --
18. Antipodean fire: the Australian strategy --
19. Wild bush, urban bush: fire regimes of new Australia --
20. Dieback --
Epilogue: Ashes to ashes.
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental book.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Pyne ; with a foreward by William Cronon.


Author Stephen Pyne traces the impact of fire in Australia, from its influence on vegetation to its use by Aborigines and European settlers. "Stephen Pyne is a great storyteller, and here he weaves  Read more...


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Stephen Pyne is a great storyteller, and here he weaves as fine a tale as one could imagine about a phenomenon as seemingly ordinary as fire. * Natural History * Mr. Pyne, showing what a historian Read more...

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