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 order to accommodate these difficulties people have developed the practice
known as 'slash and burn' or 'swidden agriculture'. Slash and burn is yet another
example of how the problems associated with the use of fire gave rise to
In many areas the slash and burn culture reached a point of exhaustion, after
which continuation of the same old ways was no longer possible. Life became
harsher and more violent; instead of 'peaceful peasants' came 'warriors'. Surely
For them, slash and burn was virtually the only way to clear land for cultivation.
Townspeople, on the other hand, not being used to large controlled fires and
mindful of how precious wood was, were usually inclined to condemn these
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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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