The Resource Awful splendour : a fire history of Canada, Stephen J. Pyne ; foreword by Graeme Wynn

Awful splendour : a fire history of Canada, Stephen J. Pyne ; foreword by Graeme Wynn

Label
Awful splendour : a fire history of Canada
Title
Awful splendour
Title remainder
a fire history of Canada
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Pyne ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Title variation
Awful splendor, a fire history of Canada
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fire is a defining element in Canadian land and life. With few exceptions, Canada's forests and prairies have evolved with fire. Its peoples have exploited fire and sought to protect themselves from its excesses, and since Confederation, the country has devised various institutions to connect fire and society. The choices Canadians have made say a great deal about their national character. Awful Splendour narrates the history of this grand saga"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
577.2/40971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SD421.34.C2
LC item number
P96 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nature, history, society,
Label
Awful splendour : a fire history of Canada, Stephen J. Pyne ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Figures""; ""Foreword: Mon pays câ€?est le feu""; ""Authorâ€?s Note: A Boreal Burning Bush""; ""Prologue: White Canada""; ""Book 1: Torch""; ""Kindling""; ""Fire Rings of Indigenous Canada""; ""Fire and Frost: Tundra""; ""Fire and Water: Boreal Forest""; ""Fire and Grass, Fire and Leaf: Great Plains Prairies and Great Lakes Forests""; ""Fire on the Hills, Fire on the Mountains: Acadian Woods and Cordilleran Forests""; ""Fire and Fog: The Incombustible Fringe""; ""Tongues of Fire: Black Spruce and High Plains""; ""Conflagration and Complex""; ""Book 2: Axe""; ""Creating Fuel""
  • ""Fire Frontiers of Imperial Canada""""New Found Land""; ""Acadia""; ""The Canadas""; ""Far Countries""; ""With Fire in Their Eyes: Gabriel Sagard and Henry Hind""; """"Burning Most Furiouslyâ€?""; ""Book 3: Engine""; ""Containing Combustion""; ""Reconnaissance by Fire: Robert Bell and Bernhard Fernow""; ""Fire Provinces of Industrial Canada""; ""Dominion of Fire: Canadaâ€?s Quest for Fire Conservancy""; ""Sea and Shield: Fire Provinces of Eastern Canada""; ""Fireâ€?s Lesser Dominion""; ""Tracer Index: James G. Wright and Herbert W. Beall""
  • ""Plain and Mountain: Fire Provinces of Western Canada""""Prosperity and Peril""; ""Two Solitudes: C.E. Van Wagner and Donald Stedman""; ""Revanchism and Federalism""; ""Fireâ€?s Outer Limits: Fire Provinces on the Fringe""; ""Internal Combustions""; ""Epilogue: Green Canada""; ""Continental Drift and Global Warming""; ""Fire Geography of Green Canada""; ""Slow Burns, Fast Flames""; ""Fire and Ice""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliographic Essay""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""
  • ""V""""w""; ""y""; ""z""
Control code
ocn614502999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 549 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774855853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35657418
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)614502999
  • pebcs077481392X

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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