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By S. Pooley

ISBN-10: 1137415436

ISBN-13: 9781137415431

ISBN-10: 1349490598

ISBN-13: 9781349490592

Cape Town's iconic desk Mountain and the encompassing peninsula has been a crucible for makes an attempt to combine the social and ecological dimensions of untamed fireplace. This environmental background of people and wildfire outlines those interactions from the practices of Khoikhoi herders to the conflagrations of January 2000. The region's specified, famously various fynbos plants has been remodeled considering that eu colonial cost, via urbanisation and organic changes, either intentional (forestry) and unintended (biological invasions). In all of the assorted visions humans have shaped for desk Mountain, aesthetic and utilitarian, fireplace has been considered as a critical challenge. This publication exhibits how clinical understandings of fireside in fynbos constructed slowly within the face of sturdy prejudices. Human affects have been intensified within the 20th century, which supplies the temporal concentration for the booklet. The disjunctures among well known conception, specialist wisdom, coverage and administration are explored, and the e-book supplementations current momentary clinical info with proxies on hearth prevalence traits recovered from historic files.

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