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 AND CIVILIZATION

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An offbeat, interesting view of the rise of civilization in relation to the control of fire. From hearths and hellfire to firearms, fission, and fusion, Dutch sociologist Goudsblom (University of ... Read full review

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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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