Stephen J. Pyne (NHC Fellow, 1979–80; 2002–03) | National Humanities Center

Stephen J. Pyne (NHC Fellow, 1979–80; 2002–03)

Project Title, 1979–80

The Culture of Fire

USDA Forest Service

Project Title, 2002–03

A Fire History of Canada

Arizona State University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1979–80

Fellowship Work Summary, 2002–03

Stephen J. Pyne completed the final revisions and proofing for his book called Smokechasing (University of Arizona Press, 2003) and wrote two-thirds of his book project, Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada. He traveled extensively in Canada for his research. He wrote an essay, entitled "Pyromancy: Reading Stories in the Flames," submitted on request to Conservation Biology; one on "Fire and Life," submitted on request to Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment; and "The Future of Exploration," which was also submitted for publication. He wrote several other essays, including "Beyond the Barrier: Ice into Word"; "Burning Banff"; "The Red Prescribed Longleaf Cockaded Wiregrass Burning Refuge"; and "Frozen Fire: Carolina's Intermix Ice Storm," which appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer (Dec. 22, 2002).