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Fire and civilization

Author: Johan Goudsblom
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Goudsblom investigates man and his relationship to--and fascination with--combustion from every possible perspective--historical, archaeological, anthropological, psychological, biological, ecological, and sociological--illuminating the legacy of fire on world history.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goudsblom, Johan.
Fire and civilization.
London : Allen Lane, 1992
(OCoLC)619028774
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Goudsblom
ISBN: 0713990775 9780713990775
OCLC Number: 27897224
Description: viii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The original domestication of fire --
The effects of the use of fire in pre-agrarian societies --
Fire and agrarianization --
Fire in settled agrarian societies --
Fire in Ancient Israel --
Fire in Ancient Greece and Rome --
Fire in Pre-Industrial Europe --
Fire in The Industrial Age --
The control of fire at different levels.
Responsibility: Johan Goudsblom.

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This is a history of man's relationship with fire, from his earliest prehistoric taming of this most basic elemental force, through to the Industrial Revolution, nuclear fission and beyond. The book  Read more...

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