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

Category: Book
Contributions By: Draper, Kathleen
Foreword By: Flannery, Tim
Contributions By: Pieplow, Haiko
By (author): Scheub, Ute
Contributions By: Schmidt, Hans-Peter
Subject:  GARDENING / Organic
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  SCIENCE / Chemistry / Environmental (see also Environmental Science)
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd.
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*

A thorough look at the many benefits of the ultra-fertile soil called terra preta and instructions on how to make it.

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.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

Review Quote*

"A fine account of one of the steps we need to take on an overheating planet. Useful and inspiring!." -Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy

Review Quote*

"This is the kind of creative thinking the world needs, in a practical guide that combines historical examples with cutting-edge ideas." Foreword Reviews