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Emeritus Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

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.


  • –present
    Professor of Human Dimensions, Arizona State University