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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To make this principle work required both an appropriate chemical compound
and a mechanical device in which the combustion was to take place. The crux lay
in the combination of the explosive substance (the 'powder') and a sturdy metal ...
According to this, combustion (like rust) was a process in which an invisible
substance (phlogiston) was released; in the case of fire, the process was
accompanied by heat and light. Although the new theory helped to clarify many
riddles, it left ...
The caprices of the flames are fully controlled. Soot, smoke and fire risks are
reduced to a minimum. Furnaces and combustion chambers in which great heat
is concentrated remain cool on the outside. Typical products of modern fuel-
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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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