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Published: 25 June 2020

176 Pages | 43 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198830030

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Fire: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew C. Scott

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers the fundamentals of fire, both wild and under human control, including the basics of ignition, combustion, and fuel
  • Describes the 400-million-year history of fire on our planet, and the environmental and human impact of wildfires
  • Discusses the role of fire in human development
  • Considers the problem of fires in urban settings, including new ways to prevent fire damage
  • Explores approaches to managing wildfires near human settlements
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction series - over ten million copies sold worldwide