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Stephen Pyne

Stephen Pyne
Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Regents' Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Affiliated Faculty, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

stephen.pyne@asu.edu
480-965-4092
Website

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501

Dr. Pyne teaches courses on fire, environmental history, history of exploration, and nonfiction writing. He was a prime mover behind the Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and Publishing. He has authored big-screen books on the fire histories of the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe (including Russia), and the Earth overall; studies of Antarctica, Grand Canyon, the Voyager mission, and, with his daughter, Lydia, the Pleistocene; and a book about writing nonfiction.

PhD, American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1976

MA, American Civilization, University of Texas - Austin, 1974

BA, English, Stanford University, 1971

Journal Articles

2013

Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne. 2013. Restoring the narrative of American environmentalism. Restoration Ecology 21(1):6-11. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00909.x. (link )

2005

Pyne, S. J. 2005. Environmental history without historians. Environmental History 10:72-74.

Books

2015

Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne eds. 2015. After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicago Press. Chicago.

Pyne, S. J. 2015. Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.

2014

Scott, A. C., D. M. Bowman, W. J. Bond, S. J. Pyne and M. E. Alexander. 2014. Fire on Earth: An Introduction. Wiley Blackwell.

2012

Pyne, L. V. and S. J. Pyne. 2012. The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene. Penguin Books. New York, NY.

Pyne, S. J. 2012. Fire: Nature and Culture. Reaktion Books. London.

2011

Pyne, S. J. 2011. Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Great Age of Discovery. Penguin Books.

2010

Pyne, S. J. 2010. America’s Fires. A Historical Context for Policy and Practice. Forest History Society.

2009

Pyne, S. J. 2009. Voice and Vision. A Guide to Writing History and Other Serious Nonfiction. Harvard University Press.

2008

Pyne, S. J. 2008. Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada. University of British Columbia Press.

2006

Pyne, S. J. 2006. The Still-Burning Bush. Scribe.

2004

Pyne, S. J. 2004. Tending Fire. Coping with America’s Wildland Fires. Island Press.

2003

Pyne, S. J. 2003. Smokechasing. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ.

2001

Pyne, S. J. 2001. Fire: A Brief History. University of Washington Press. Seattle, WA.

Pyne, S. J. 2001. Year of the Fires: The Story of The Great Fires of 1910. Viking Penguin. New York, NY.

1998

Pyne, S. J. 1998. How the Canyon Became Grand. A Short History. Penguin Books. New York, NY.

1997

Pyne, S. J. 1997. America's Fires: Management on Wildlands and Forests. Forest History Society. Durham, NC.

Pyne, S. J. 1997. Vestal Fire. An Environmental History, Told Through Fire, of Europe and Europe's Encounter With the World. University of Washington Press.

1996

Pyne, S. J., P. L. Andrews and R. D. Laven. 1996. Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. New York, NY.

1995

Pyne, S. J. 1995. World Fire. The Culture of Fire on Earth. Henry Hold & Co.. New York, NY.

1991

Pyne, S. J. 1991. Burning Bush. A Fire History of Australia. Henry Holt & Co. New York, NY.

1989

Pyne, S. J. 1989. Fire on the Rim. A Firefighter's Season at the Grand Canyon. Grove Press.

1986

Pyne, S. J. 1986. The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica. University of Iowa Press.

1984

Pyne, S. J. 1984. Introduction to Wildland Fire. Fire Management in the United States. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. New York, NY.

1982

Pyne, S. J. 1982. Dutton's Point: An Intellectual History of the Grand Canyon.. Grand Canyon Natural History Association.

Pyne, S. J. 1982. Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire. Princeton University Press.

1980

Pyne, S. J. 1980. Grove Karl Gilbert. A Great Engine of Research. University of Texas Press.

Book Chapters

In Press

Pyne, S. J. An introduction to fire. America: Encyclopedia of Earth.

Pyne, S. J. Fire. Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.

2015

Minteer, B. A. 2015. When extinction is a virtue. Pp. Chapter 12 In: Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne eds., After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicago Press.

Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne. 2015. Writing on stone, writing in the wind. Pp. Chapter 1 In: Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne eds., After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicao Press.

Pyne, S. J. 2015. Green fire meets red fire. Pp. Chapter 15 In: Minteer, B. A. and S. J. Pyne eds., After Preservation: Saving American Nature in the Age of Humans. University of Chicago Press.

2010

Pyne, S. J. 2010. Fire. In: Brosnan, K. A. ed., Encyclopedia of American Environmental History. Vol II. Facts on File, Inc.

Pyne, S. J. 2010. Smokey the bear. In: Brosnan, K. A. ed., Encyclopedia of American Environmental History. Vol IV. Facts on File, Inc.

2006

Pyne, S. J. 2006. The fire of life. In: Wuerthner, G. ed., Wildlife: A century of failed policy. Island Press.

Posters

1999

Pyne, S. J., S. S. Schmieding and S. Amerman. 1999. The ecology of urban fire: A methodological meditation, a reseaarch reconnaissance. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State university, Tempe.

Reports

1998

Pyne, S. J., S. S. Schmieding and S. Ammerman. 1998. The Ecology of Urban Fire: An Inquiry Into Its Theory and Practice. CAP LTER research report for project DI15. (link )