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Fire on Earth: an Introduction


Scott, AC and Bowman, DMJS and Bond, WJ and Pyne, SJ and Alexander, ME, Fire on Earth: an Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, United Kingdom, pp. 405. ISBN 978-1-119-95357-9 (2014) [Authored Research Book]

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Fire on Earth puts fire in .its rightful place as an ii:itegral part of the study of geology, geography, biology, human history, physics and global chemistry. Fire is ubiquitous in various forms throughout Earth and belongs as part of formal inquiries about our world.

This full-colour text, containing over 250 illustrations of fire in all contexts, is designed to provide a synthesis of contemporary thinking; bringing together the most powerful concepts and disciplinary voices to examine, in an international setting, why planetary fire exists, how it works, and why it looks the way it does today. Students, lecturers, researchers and professionals interested in the physical, ecological and historical characteristics of fire will find this book, and accompanying web-based material, essential reading. It is an indispensable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all related disciplines, for general interest and for providing an interdisciplinary foundation for further study.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:pyrogeography, fire processes, fire regimes, global climate change, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Landscape ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:98733
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-02-27
Last Modified:2018-04-04

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