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- DescriptionFire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada's forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country has devised various institutions to connect fire and society. The choices Canadians have made says a great deal about their national character. Awful Splendour narrates the history of this grand saga. It will interest geographers, historians, and members of the fire community.
- Author BiographyStephen J. Pyne is one of the world's foremost chroniclers of the cultural and environmental history of fire. He is the author of the Cycle of Fire, a suite of six books examining the history of fire around the world.
- Author(s)Stephen J. Pyne
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2008
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleNature, History, Society
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Noteapprox. 32 b/w photos, 8 maps
- Weight862 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine37 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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