Terra Preta : How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change...

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More than 2,500 years ago, the original inhabitants of the . Amazon Basin made terra preta, or "black earth," the world's most fertile soil. They created this potent substance by taking regular soil and adding biochar-charcoal made from organic wastes. This ancient cultivation method has the potential to solve two of our greatest problems: climate change and the hunger crisis. This sound instruction manual proves anyone can make terra preta and includes inspiring examples from around the world. Passionate and practical, this book offers indispensable advice to all those who feel strongly about creating a better world from the ground up. Book jacket., Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about black gold, scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world climate change and the hunger crisis can be solved by it. The beauty of it is that everyone can do something about it because since 2005 the secret of producing this black soil has been revealed and it is a secret that seemed to have been lost forever with the downfall of the once thriving Indian culture of the Amazon basin. The recipe is astonishingly simple as all you need are kitchen or garden wastes, charcoal and earthworms, so it can be produced on every balcony or on the smallest of garden plots. The authors set off on a treasure hunt and condensed all the knowledge about the world s most fertile soil into a convenient guidebook. In addition to a sound instruction manual on producing terra preta and organic charcoal (biochar), the handbook covers fundamental principles from climate farming to closed-loop economy. It makes a passionate plea against synthetic fertilizers and genetic technology"

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 177164110X
ISBN-13 9781771641104
Key Details
Author Haiko Pieplow, Hans-Peter Schmidt, Kathleen Draper, Ute Scheub
Number Of Pages 232 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2016-05-10
Language English
Publisher Greystone Books Ltd.
Publication Year 20160000
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2016
Original Language German
Illustrated Yes
Weight 10.6 Oz
Height 0.6 In.
Width 5.5 In.
Length 8.5 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Foreword by Tim Flannery
Reviews "A fine account of one of the steps we need to take on an overheating planet. Useful and inspiring!." Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy, "This is the kind of creative thinking the world needs, in a practical guide that combines historical examples with cutting-edge ideas." --Foreword Reviews "A fine account of one of the steps we need to take on an overheating planet. Useful and inspiring!" --Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy . "A fiery modern take on an ancient solution to humanity's oldest problem--and most pressing new one." -- David R. Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and co-author of The Hidden Half of Nature .

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