Playing with Fire

The Art of Chopping and Burning Wood
Product Number: WEB177199
Released: Dec 11, 2017
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
ISBN: #9780750985185
Publisher: The History Press
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Description

The blaze of a log fire on a cold night speaks to the heart in a way no other flame can. It has character and ever-changing form; it has vibrant colour and balletic movement. Indeed, it was the flame that transformed the way life was lived on earth, but now that primary driver of evolution finds itself being extinguished in a modern world of microwaves, induction hobs and central heating. Gradually the flames are going out, as houses are now built without fireplaces, bonfires are banned, and schoolchildren are forbidden to use the Bunsen burner. But the sight of a flame remains as evocative as ever. Playing with Fire wants to inspire, and teach, looking at the history of fire and showing the wonders that the burning flame can conjure.

Author(s): Paul Heiney
Original Publish Date: Dec 11, 2017

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