Burn: The Life Story of Fire

Burn The Life Story of Fire How fire has shaped our planet our history and our imaginations Burning buildings and risky rescues often capture our attention but how often do we consider the importance of fire in our lives Wheth

  • Title: Burn: The Life Story of Fire
  • Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi
  • ISBN: 9781554510818
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Paperback
  • How fire has shaped our planet, our history and our imaginations Burning buildings and risky rescues often capture our attention, but how often do we consider the importance of fire in our lives Whether it s the rumble of a furnace in the morning or the backyard barbecue ritual, we still use fire for the same reasons as the earliest humans In fact, fire is so important How fire has shaped our planet, our history and our imaginations Burning buildings and risky rescues often capture our attention, but how often do we consider the importance of fire in our lives Whether it s the rumble of a furnace in the morning or the backyard barbecue ritual, we still use fire for the same reasons as the earliest humans In fact, fire is so important that it s incorporated into almost every moment of our lives.In seven compelling chapters, Burn explores the role of fire in such diverse areas as civilization, religious belief, industry, communications, emotions, war and nature To many cultures from Egyptians who worshipped the immortality of a phoenix born out of flames, to seventh century Koreans whose system of huge signal fires helped protect their border fire has been both awe inspiring and critical for survival.Through the ages fire has been both friend and foe, but its crucial role has never been doubted Burn uncovers the dynamic and fascinating history of one of civilization s most essential instruments, religion s most enduring icons, and nature s mightiest forces.

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    1. This book is marketed for young readers ages 10-12 but I wouldn't recommend it for the under 12’s as it talks about death, natural disasters, war, guns and other sensitive issues. In fact the first two paragraphs of the whole book talk about a very sad and upsetting disaster that had ME upset so I’d be careful with sensitive kids.The book is very interesting and has lots of interesting information and facts but I do think it could have been organized a little better. I like to know what a ch [...]

    2. When I mooched this book, I didn't realize it was written with middle school kids as its intended audience.I can't say I enjoyed it. The writing was rather bland. I basically just plowed through it to pass the time.

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