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Title:
Fire : the vital source of energy
Author:
Allaby, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Facts on File, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816027149
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library QC173 .A337 1993 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

The "series" (actually a set) reportedly consists of four books on Aristotle's elements (water, air, earth, and fire). The fire volume at lease is ill-conceived, and not well executed. The text aims at no clear audience, is uneven in technicality, and sweeps too broad a scope--astronomy, geology, fuel and power, and uses and abuses. The illustrations are generally uninspired, and the color photos die of flat printing. The absence of a bibliography is shocking in such a reference. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Michael Allaby resides in Tighnabruaich, Scotland.


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