Fire and Civilization by Johan Goudsblom

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This book is a history of man's relationship with fire, from his earliest prehistoric taming of this most basic elemental force, through to the Industrial Revolution, nuclear fission and beyond. The book is primarily a social history of man's control - and failure to control - fire, and of his uses, agricultural, industrial, symbolic and artistic of it.

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Published April 1, 1993 by Alan Lane The Peguin Press Viking Penguin. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, History, Law & Philosophy.

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In Fire and Civilization, Dutch scholar Johan Goudsblom has written what he intended to be "a cool book about fire."

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