Fire and civilization
Allen Lane, 1992 - 247 oldal
The diverse disciplines of history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, and literature come together in an exploration of humankind's use of, and obsession with, fire. Science Bk Club Main.
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In a meticulous study the French philologist Louis Graz has analysed all the
places in the Iliad and the Odyssey at which the word fire occurs. In many cases it
is used as a metaphor, as when a battle is compared to a fire 'which suddenly ...
The story of the eventual conquest and devastation is not told in the Iliad (this
was done at length much later, by Virgil in the Aeneid), but from the second of the
twenty-four 'books' (or chapters) onwards, there are recurrent allusions to the ...
The Trojans spent nine days bringing in vast quantities of wood for the pyre; on
the tenth day, they put Hector's body on top of it and set it on fire (Iliad 24: 787ft\).
The number of nine days is obviously intended to impress the reader with the ...
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FIRE AND CIVILIZATIONFelhasználói ismertető - Kirkus
An offbeat, interesting view of the rise of civilization in relation to the control of fire. From hearths and hellfire to firearms, fission, and fusion, Dutch sociologist Goudsblom (University of ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
Fire Civilization The domestication of fire as a civilizing process Plan
The stage of predominantly passive use of fire The transition to active use of fire
The widening gap between humans and other animals Clearing land Cooking
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Encountering the World: Toward an Ecological Psychology
Edward S. Reed
Korlátozott előnézet - 1996