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Stephen J Pyne
Stephen J Pyne is a professor at the school of life sciences at Arizona State University and the author of Fire: Nature and Culture (2012).

Written by Stephen J Pyne

Essay/
Earth Science
The fire age

We can melt ice sheets and cook landscapes. When humans made fire, they made themselves and their planet too

Stephen J Pyne

Essay/
Ecology & Environmental Sciences
Burning like a mountain

Fire has come roaring back into America’s West after a century of attempted extirpation. Can our land take the wild heat?

Stephen J Pyne

Essay/
Architecture & Landscape
The ice inferno

Without night or day, and the sun spinning slowly in a cold sky. Could you stand the mental hypothermia?

Stephen J Pyne