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Here and There : A Fire Survey - (To the Last Smoke) by Stephen J. Pyne (Paperback)

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Fire is special. Even among the ancient elements, fire is different because it alone is a reaction. It synthesizes its surroundings; it takes its character from its context. It varies by place, by culture, and by time. It has no single expression. There is no single way to understand it.

The latest book in the To the Last Smoke series, Here and There explores how singular moments create prisms by which to understand fire. In this collection of essays, historian and renowned fire expert Stephen J. Pyne offers his reflections on national and global wildland fire management, explains how fire policy has changed within the United States and how it differs from other countries, muses on the next wave of fire research, explains the history of one of the most famous fire paintings of all time, and distills the long saga of fire on Earth and its role in underwriting an Anthropocene that might equally be called a Pyrocene.

Presented through a mixture of journalism, history, and literary imagination, Here and There moves the discussion of fire beyond the usual formations of science and policy within a national narrative to one of thoughtful interpretation, analysis, and commentary. Centered on the unique complexities of fire management in a global world, Here and There offers a punctuation point to our understanding of wildfire.
Number of Pages: 168
Genre: Science
Series Title: To the Last Smoke
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Arizona Pr
Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Language: English
Street Date: October 23, 2018
TCIN: 53900573
UPC: 9780816538539
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-1095
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