Sacudir e assar: Um comentário sobre terremotos e incêndios

Translated title of the contribution: Shake and bake: A commentary on earthquakes and fire

Stephen Pyne

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This commentary on earthquakes and fire by Stephen J. Pyne focuses in notorious episodes as Lisbon 1755, San Francisco 1906, Tokyo 1923 as urban conflagrations in a scenario of "shake, then bake". Discussing the history of earthquakes, cities and fires, he concludes that "disastrous fires let history overwhelm geography; preventative measures let geography temper history". Pyne has written over 30 books, mostly on the history and management of wildland and rural fire, including big-screen surveys for the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe (including Russia), and the world generally, and is completing a multi-volume fire history of the U.S. and its regions since 1960.

Translated title of the contributionShake and bake: A commentary on earthquakes and fire
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)583-589
Number of pages7
JournalVaria Historia
Issue number63
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Earthquakes
  • Fire
  • Fire
  • Urban fires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History


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