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The Resource Burning planet : the story of fire through time, Andrew C. Scott

Burning planet : the story of fire through time, Andrew C. Scott

Label
Burning planet : the story of fire through time
Title
Burning planet
Title remainder
the story of fire through time
Statement of responsibility
Andrew C. Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large-scale fires have played their part in shaping life on Earth. Andrew C. Scott tells the whole story of fire's impact on our planet's atmosphere, climate, vegetation, ecology, and the evolution of plant and animal life. It has caused mass extinctions, and it has propelled the spread of flowering plants. The exciting evidence we can now draw on has been preserved in fossilized charcoal, found in rocks hundreds of millions of years old, from all over the world. These reveal incredibly fine details of prehistoric plants, and tell us about climates from deep in earth's history. They also give us insight into how early hominids and humans tamed fire and used it. Looking at the impact of wildfires in our own time, Scott also looks forward to how we might better manage them in future, as climate change has an increasing effect on our world"--Publisher
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10759016
Cataloging source
YDX
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Scott, Andrew C
Dewey number
900
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GN416
  • SD421
LC item number
  • .S458 2018
  • .S36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wildfires
  • Wildfires
  • Wildfires
  • Forest fires
  • Fire ecology
  • Fire management
  • Fire
  • Fire ecology
  • Fire management
  • Forest fires
  • Wildfires
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of fire through time
Label
Burning planet : the story of fire through time, Andrew C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing fire -- Getting dirty : what charcoal can tell us -- Kindling -- The rise, fall, and rise of fire -- Fire, flowers, and dinosaurs -- Fire and the coming of the modern world -- Prometheus -- The future of fire
Control code
ocn991432233
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 231 pages, 21 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198734840
Lccn
2017947208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)991432233
Label
Burning planet : the story of fire through time, Andrew C. Scott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing fire -- Getting dirty : what charcoal can tell us -- Kindling -- The rise, fall, and rise of fire -- Fire, flowers, and dinosaurs -- Fire and the coming of the modern world -- Prometheus -- The future of fire
Control code
ocn991432233
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 231 pages, 21 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198734840
Lccn
2017947208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)991432233

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