Burning Bush: A Fire History of Australia

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University of Washington Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 520 pages
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Author Stephen Pyne traces the impact of fire in Australia, from its influence on vegetation to its use by Aborigines and European settlers. "Stephen Pyne is a great storyteller, and here he weaves as fine a tale as one could imagine about a phenomenon as seemingly ordinary as fire".--NATURAL HISTORY. A Weyerhaeuser Environmental Book. 14 photos.

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Burning bush: a fire history of Australia

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This history by a noted environmental historian and author of The Ice ( LJ 11/15/86) acknowledges the importance of fire to Australia both biologically and culturally. It interprets major fires, the ... Read full review

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Phillip Thurtle is assistant professor in the Comparative History of Ideas Program, University of Washington.

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