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Fire on earth : an introduction

Author: Andrew C Scott; D M J S Bowman; William J Bond; Stephen J Pyne; Martin E Alexander
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. ©2014
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Fire on Earth puts fire in its rightful place as an integral part of the study of geology, biology, human history, physics, and global chemistry. Fire is ubiquitous in various forms throughout Earth, and belongs as part of formal inquiries about our world. In recent years fire literature has multiplied exponentially; dedicated journals exist and half a dozen international conferences are held annually. A host of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scott, Andrew C.
Fire on earth.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013030462
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Scott; D M J S Bowman; William J Bond; Stephen J Pyne; Martin E Alexander
ISBN: 9781119953579 111995357X 9781119953562 1119953561
OCLC Number: 903086125
Description: xi, 413 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 26 cm
Contents: Fire in the earth system --
Biology of fire --
Anthropogenic fire --
The science and art of wildland fire behaviour prediction.
Responsibility: Andrew C. Scott, David M.J.S. Bowman, William J. Bond, Stephen J. Pyne, Martin E. Alexander.
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Earth is the only planet known to have fire. The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on  Read more...

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