Arid Lands Newsletter (link)No. 54, November/December 2003
Fire Ecology I

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The cover photo, from Oliver Rackham's article in this issue on Fire in the European Mediterranean, depicts anthropological fires set on the island of Crete. As Dr. Rackham's article attests, human-set fires have long been an important ecological force in this part of the globe.


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