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Published: 22 March 2018

256 Pages | 62 black and white halftones, 1 black and white plate section, 1 colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198734840

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Burning Planet

The Story of Fire Through Time

Andrew C. Scott

  • Draws on growing evidence for fire in the rock record to give an account of the role of fire over the past 400 million years of Earth history
  • Describes the remarkable information we can extract from fossil charcoal, including the finest details of ancient flowers
  • Discusses the exciting evidence from archaeological sites across the world for prehistoric and early human use of fire
  • Explores the impacts of wildfires on landscapes and ecosystems, and the ways of tackling growing problems of fire associated with climate change