In this beautifully illustrated book, Oivind Berg traces the use of fire as a heat source, a stove and a social gathering point - indoors and outdoors - right up to the present day. He reveals the types of fire, the art of kindling, the characteristics of different woods as fuel, and the secrets of Norwegian live-fire cooking.
The perfect fireside companion, with this book you can chop wood, send sparks flying and plan a feast all from the comfort of your armchair. More than this, you will gain a newfound respect for the creative and destructive powers of fire and its ancient rituals.
Oivind Berg is a Norwegian teacher and author who has written numerous books for children, young people and adults about Norwegian nature and wildlife, outdoor activities, culture and history. He has been awarded the Culture Department's Special Prize for his authorship, and in 2015 won the Sorland literature prize for his book Sjooret - a biologisk og kulturhistorisk portrett ('The Sea Trout - Biology and Cultural History'). In 2013 he also received Arendal District's cultural prize.