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Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada
Paperback - English

Fire 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.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
077481392X
EAN
9780774813921
Publication Date
01/08/2008
Pages
549
Dimension
22.71cm x 15.19cm x 3.66cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Pyne, Stephen J.
Stephen J. Pyne is the Regent's Professor of Environmental History in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. His books include "The Still-Burning Bush", "Smokechasing", and "Fire: A Brief History".




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