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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According to the simplest definition in modern encyclopedias, fire is a process of
combustion, manifested in heat and light. Its immediate effect is destructive. It
disintegrates the highly organized structure of organic substances, and reduces ...
In cooking, it was kept within bounds to produce even and concentrated heat. Of
these two major forms of controlled fire, clearly the kind used for cooking was the
more permanent. As such it could serve a variety of other functions too.
Bottero lists, first of all, a number of domestic purposes: to heat and light one's
home and, at special occasions, to fumigate it and to fill it with the scent of
incense; other domestic functions included heating water for a bath, and, most
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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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