Humanity's taming of fire may be where the story of economics really begins, some argue. Tim Harford explores how fire has shaped our world and our minds, and why it's still got some important lessons to teach us.
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Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time - Andrew C. Scott, Oxford University Press 2018
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human - Richard Wrangham, Profile Books 2009
Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe - Greg Ip, Hachette UK 2015