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Author Pyne, Stephen J., 1949- author

Title Vestal Fire : An Environmental History, Told through Fire, of Europe and Europe's Encounter with the World
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, March 2000 North York : University of Toronto Press [distributor]
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Description 1 online resource (672 pages) : illustrations
Series Cycle of fire
Pyne, Stephen J., 1949- Cycle of fire.
Summary "Stephen Pyne'sVestal Fireis an astoundingtour de force, even by this writer's demandingly high standards: nothing less than a total history of the western conception, practice and response to fire through (at least) three millennia."--Simon Schama, author ofLandscape and Memory"This is environmental history at its best - a subtle but provocative new blend of the human and the natural, of culture and nature, of society and environment ... and a rattling good story."--Michael Williams, Oxford University "Vestal Fireis a magisterially comprehensive environmental history of fire in Europe and most of the rest of the world. It is a splendidly written capstone of Stephen Pyne's Cycle of Fire, a work of more than twenty years' duration." -William H. Goetzmann, author ofExploration and EmpireStephen J. Pyne, a noted environmental historian, is a professor in the Biology and Society Program at Arizona State University. Among his many books are the five volumes comprising the Cycle of Fire, of which Vestal Fire is the most recent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Fire ecology -- Europe.
Fire ecology.
Fires -- Europe.
Wildfires -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Cronon, William, Foreword by, author of introduction
Pine, Stephen, 1720-1786, author
ISBN 0295803525
0295979488 (Trade Paper)