Cycle of Fire - a survey of fire on Earth
The Cycle's suite -
Fire: A Brief History (2001) - a concise survey of themes and phases
World Fire: The Culture of Fire on Earth (1995) - essays on fire around the world, with special attention to the U.S.
Vestal Fire: An Environmental History, Told Through Fire, of Europe and Europe's Encounter with the World (1997) - includes Europe proper, Russia, and Europe's imperium
Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire (1982) - a fire history of America through the 1970s
Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada (2007) - survey from the last glaciation to the 1990s.
Burning Bush: A Fire History of Australia (1991) - survey up to 1983 Ash Wednesday fires
The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica (1986) - the continent without fire, the death of fire and the end of the cycle
Other additions and sequels -
The Still-Burning Bush (2006), part of Scribe Book's short-books series, carried the Australian story from the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires to those of 2003. Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910 (2001) isolated the founding American fire story for special narration and analysis. Smokechasing (2003) updated World Fire. Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland Fires (2004) offered a concise survey of understandings and options for the future. America's Fires: A Historical Context for Policy and Practice (2010) updated the story for the Forest History Society's issues series.
Meanwhile research on Between Two Fires: A Fire History of America, 1960-2010 and To The Last Smoke, a companion collection of essays on the contemporary scene, is beginning. Preliminary work on a fire history of Mexico is also advancing.