Fire, Man and the Environment Essay by Master Researcher

Fire, Man and the Environment
An examination of the relationship of man and fire.
# 86822 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (General) , Environmental Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the use of fire by man. It explains the types of fire (first, second, third) and how humans have played a critical role in evolving its use. It also asserts that human technology and the uses of fire have developed in parallel with human development into the society we see today. The many uses of fire have productive as well as destructive uses.

From the Paper:

"One of the earth's most feared natural elements is fire. For millions of years, fire has shaped the earth's surface. Fire can be defined as the result of combustion, which is a chemical reaction that releases heat between a substance such as fuel and oxygen. Fire: A Brief History by Stephen Pyne is an account of fire as a natural element, beginning with mankind's initial interaction with fire until the present. Fire is an ecological process that should and can be controlled naturally. However, in our modernized world, fire regimes have been unequally distributed."

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