Awful Splendour

Awful Splendour

A Fire History of Canada

Book - 2007
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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 says a great deal about their national character. Awful Splendour narrates the history of this grand saga. It will interest geographers, historians, and members of the fire community.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780774813921
Branch Call Number: 634.9618 P995a
Characteristics: xxix, 549 p. : ill., maps, ports.


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