Stephen J. Pyne

Stephen J. Pyne is a professor in the Human Dimensions Faculty, School of Life Sciences, at Arizona State University and the author of a score of books, including The Ice, How the Canyon Became Grand, and the multivolume Cycle of Fire series, which is surveying the larger history of fire on earth. Its latest edition is Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada.

Passing the Torch

Why the eons-old truce between humans and fire has burst into an age of megafires, and what can be done about it

by Stephen J. Pyne | Saturday, March 01, 2008