Burning Planet by Andrew C. Scott

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December 2018, no. 407
Billy Griffiths reviews 'Burning Planet: The story of fire through time' by Andrew C. Scott

Burning Planet

by Andrew C. Scott

Oxford University Press, $40.95 hb, 256 pp, 9780198734840

Burning Planet by Andrew C. Scott

Reviewed by
December 2018, no. 407

A few years ago I walked through a burning landscape with a young archaeobotanist, Xavier. We were in Arnhem Land, and the local Indigenous landowners had lit a low-intensity fire – a cool burn – to encourage new growth and reduce the fuel load around nearby settlements. The newly blackened landscape looked clean, even beautiful.

Billy Griffiths reviews 'Burning Planet: The story of fire through time' by Andrew C. Scott

Burning Planet

by Andrew C. Scott

Oxford University Press, $40.95 hb, 256 pp, 9780198734840

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