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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Its immediate effect is destructive. It disintegrates the highly organized structure of
organic substances, and reduces them to ashes and smoke. This effect is
irreversible; it is impossible for the remains to revert to their original shapes and ...
For many plants the longer-term effects of a fire are beneficial; indeed, for some,
the so-called 'pyrophytes', they are even essential. Fire destroys their parasites
and competitors, and thus has a revitalizing effect on them. Among the
of a comparatively small population, was impressive in scale, frequency, and
undoubtedly in vegetational effects'.1 No doubt natural fires, caused by lightning,
occurred regularly all over the continent. Their frequency and effect were gready
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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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