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Fire in America : a cultural history of wildland and rural fire / Stephen J. Pyne.

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0691083002, 9780691083001

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Subjects Bosbouw.
Feux de friches -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Fires -- United States -- History.
Incendies -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Incendios -- EE. UU. -- Historia.
United States.
Wildfires -- United States -- History.
Description xvi, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 618-626) and index.
Summary Examines the cultural history of wild land forest fires in the United States from prehistoric to contemporary times. Pyne illustrates the pattern of man's changing attitudes toward fire, with a series of regional fire histories including a section entitled: Fire and frost: a fire history of Alaska.
Contents Foreword / William Cronon -- Prologue: The Smoke of Time -- Nature's Fire -- Electrical Fire: A Natural History of Lightning Fire -- The Fire Environment: Principles of Fire Behavior -- Fire and Life: Principles of Fire Ecology -- The Burned-Over Districts: A Fire History of the Northeast -- The Fire from Asia -- Our Grandfather Fire: Fire and the American Indian -- These Conflagrated Prairies: A Fire History of the Grasslands -- Paiute Forestry: A History of the Light-Burning Controversy -- The Fire from Europe -- Prometheus Bound: Fire and Europe -- Our Pappies Burned the Woods: A Fire History of the South -- Fire Wolves and Smokey Bears: A History of Fire Prevention -- The Great Barbecue -- The Dragon Devastation: Fire and the Counterreclamation -- Sky of Brass, Earth of Ash: A Fire History of the Lake States -- From Fire and Axe: Private and Early Government Fire Protection -- The Heroic Age -- 1910: A Fire History of the Northern Rockies -- The Forester's Policy: A History of Fire Policy in the U.S. Forest Service -- A Moral and Legal Charge: A History of Fire Policy in the Department of the Interior and Interagency Organizations -- A Continental Experiment -- Fire and Water: A Fire History of the Northwest -- Cross Fire: Fire Protection by the States -- Under Fire: A History of Manpower in Fire Control -- The Cold War on Fire -- Firepower: Fire and Warfare -- A Burned-Out Case: A Fire History of Southern California -- The Best Tools: A History of Fire Equipment -- The Red Menace: A History of Rural Fire Defense -- Fields of Fire.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8172048
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pyne, Stephen J., 1949-
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