9780198734840

Burning Planet The Story of Fire Through Time

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    9780198734840

  • ISBN10:

    0198734840

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-06-01
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


Andrew C. Scott, Professor Emeritus, Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London

Andrew Scott is Emeritus Professor of Geology and a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has co-authored and edited several academic books on fire, most recently Fire on Earth: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), with David M. J. S. Bowman, William J. Bond, Stephen J. Pyne, and Martin E. Alexander. He appears regularly on radio and television science programmes.

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Introducing fire - the shaper of Earth and life
2. Getting dirty - charcoal and what it can tell us
3. Kindling
4. The rise, fall and rise of fire
5. Fire, flowers and dinosaurs
6. Fire and the coming of the modern world
7. Prometheus
8. The archaeology of fire
9. The future of fire
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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