Paperback / softback
July 1, 1998
9780295976778
English
548
15 illus.
1.9 Pounds (US)
$24.95 USD, £18.99 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Hardback
September 14, 2015
9780295998824
English
548
15 illus.
2.19 Pounds (US)
$95.00 USD, £72.00 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Burning Bush

A Fire History of Australia

Pyne traces the impact of fire in Australia, from its influence on vegetation to its use by Aborigines and European settlers."Mr. Pyne, showing what a historian deeply schooled in environmental science can contribute to our awareness of nature and culture, has produced a provocative work that is a major contribution to the literature of environmental studies."—New York Times Book Review

Reviews

"This is a phenomenal piece of research and writing, an epic that moves from prehistoric geology to contemporary firefighting theory and draws on an array of natural and social sciences to do so. This is geographical writing at its best and most exhaustive and will intrigue anyone interested in Australia, the environment or human civilization."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Mr. Pyne, showing what a historian deeply schooled in environmental science can contribute to our awareness of nature and culture, has produced a provocative work that is a major contribution to the literature of environmental studies."—New York Times Book Review

"Stephen Pyne is a great storyteller, and here he weaves as fine a tale as one could imagine about a phenomenon as seemingly ordinary as fire."—Natural History

Endorsements

"Aborigines and eucalyptuses in effect worked together to make Australia one of the premier firescapes of the planet. Even today the burning bush remains a perennial challenge on the vast island continent."—William Cronon, from the Foreword
University of Washington Press
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books

9780295976778 : burning-bush-pyne
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548 Pages
$24.95 USD
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