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Burning planet : the story of fire through time

Author: Andrew C Scott
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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"Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large-scale fires have played their part in shaping life on Earth. Andrew C. Scott tells the whole story of fire's impact on our planet's atmosphere, climate, vegetation,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scott, Andrew C.
Burning planet.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017947208
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Scott
ISBN: 9780191054051 0191054054 9780191054068 0191054062
OCLC Number: 1028747366
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 231 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Introducing fire --
Getting dirty : what charcoal can tell us --
Kindling --
The rise, fall, and rise of fire --
Fire, flowers, and dinosaurs --
Fire and the coming of the modern world --
Prometheus --
The future of fire.
Responsibility: Andrew Scott.


Andrew Scott, who played a key role in identifying fossilized charcoal, describes the profound impact of fire through Earth history, from its role in mass extinctions and the spread of flowering  Read more...


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This is an excellent and interesting book. Aimed at lay readers, it hits the target spot-on while including some fascinating scientific insights... The pictures are very good, the explanations add Read more...

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