Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire

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University of Washington Press, 1982 - Technology & Engineering - 654 pages
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From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Pyne explores the efforts of successive American cultures to master wildfire and to use it to shape the landscape.

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Review: Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire (Cycle of Fire)

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I loved everything about this book. It is as grand and imposing as the fire situation it details, but Pyne's prose, at once clean and concise and then luxurious and narrative, makes you want to keep on. A must. Read full review

Review: Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire (Cycle of Fire)

User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

A wonderful book on the history of fire that is free from all the simplistic assumptions and myths about wildfires. Read full review

About the author (1982)

Stephen J. Pyne is professor of history at Arizona State University.

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