Burning Planet : The story of fire through time. / Scott, Andrew.

1st ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. 224 p.

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Burning Planet : The story of fire through time. / Scott, Andrew.

1st ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. 224 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Scott, A 2018, Burning Planet: The story of fire through time. 1st edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

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Scott, A. (2018). Burning Planet: The story of fire through time. (1st ed.) Oxford University Press.

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Scott A. Burning Planet: The story of fire through time. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 224 p.

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Scott, Andrew. / Burning Planet : The story of fire through time. 1st ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. 224 p.

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