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Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time

Andrew C. Scott

Abstract

Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large-scale fires have played their part in shaping life on Earth. Andrew C. Scott tells the whole story of fire's impact on our planet's atmosphere, climate, vegetation, ecology, and the evolution of plant and animal life. It has caused mass extinctions, and it has propelled the spread of flowering plants. The exciting evidence we can now draw on ha ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198734840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198734840.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew C. Scott, author