Project Title, 1979–80
The Culture of Fire
USDA Forest Service
Project Title, 2002–03
A Fire History of Canada
Arizona State UniversityReturn to All Fellows
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).