Chapter 19 - Fire: an ecosystem sculpture

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Fires often consume the large fuel loads produced by cane grass at the end of each dry season in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory. Here a savanna woodland burns vigorously, leaving the sclerophyllous eucalypts blackened but alive and able to regrow in the following season. (Photograph courtesy Michael Douglas)

...and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire and bush was not consumed...

(Moses in the Book of Exodus)

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