Terra Preta

Terra Preta

How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger : With Instructions on How to Make This Soil at Home

Book - 2016
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"Terra preta, meaning "black earth" in Portuguese, is a very dark, fertile soil first made by the original inhabitants of the Amazon Basin at least 2,500 years ago. According to a growing community of international scientists, this ancient soil, sometimes referred to as biochar, could solve two of the greatest problems facing the world: climate change and the hunger crisis. This comprehensive book condenses everything we know about terra preta and provides instructions for how to make it. Both passionate and practical, the book offers indispensable advice for how to create a better world from the ground up.
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia :, David Suzuki Institute/Greystone Books,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771641104
Characteristics: xix, 211 pages ; 22 cm

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