Fire and civilization

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Allen Lane, 1992 - Social Science - 247 pages
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The diverse disciplines of history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, and literature come together in an exploration of humankind's use of, and obsession with, fire. Science Bk Club Main.

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Fire Civilization The domestication of fire as a civilizing process Plan
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The stage of predominantly passive use of fire The transition to active use of fire
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The widening gap between humans and other animals Clearing land Cooking
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