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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There are probably two explanations: first, a sense of caution was more or less
taken for granted, and second, houses were generally low, with fire-resistant
outside walls of stone, brick or mudbrick, and were not built too closely together,
By this time, Rome appears to have grown to a population of almost a million.33
In spite of zoning regulations, tenement houses were built very close to each
other. Their construction contained a great deal of timber and 'watde and daub', ...
He would then have his men put an end to the fire (probably by tearing down the
adjoining houses), and immediately start rebuilding tenements to let or sell at a
large profit. 'In this way,' the Greek historian Plutarch, in his Lives, wrote of ...
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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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