2003

Amazonian Dark Earths

Origin Properties Management

ISBN: 978-1-4020-1839-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-2597-6 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Discovering Amazonian Dark Earths

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-14

      Development of Anthrosol Research

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      Pages 15-28

      Historical Perspectives on Amazonian Dark Earths

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      Pages 29-50

      Historical and Socio-cultural Origins of Amazonian Dark Earth

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      Pages 51-75

      Distribution of Amazonian Dark Earths in the Brazilian Amazon

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      Pages 77-102

      Classification of Amazonian Dark Earths and Other Ancient Anthropic Soils

  2. Properties of Amazonian Dark Earths

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-124

      Soil Fertility and Production Potential

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      Pages 125-139

      Amazonian Dark Earths as Carbon Stores and Sinks

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      Pages 141-158

      Soil Organic Matter Stability in Amazonian Dark Earths

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      Pages 159-178

      Agrobiodiversity in Amazônia and Its Relationship with Dark Earths

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      Pages 179-201

      Ethnoscientific Understandings of Amazonian Dark Earths

  3. Methods for Characterization of Amazonian Dark Earths

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203

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      Pages 205-225

      Archaeobotanical Methods for the Study of Amazonian Dark Earths

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      Pages 227-241

      Organic Chemistry Studies on Amazonian Dark Earths

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      Pages 243-254

      The Use of Micromorphology for the Study of the Formation and Properties of Amazonian Dark Earths

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      Pages 255-270

      Determining Nutrient Bioavailability of Amazonian Dark Earth Solis — Methodological Challenges

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      Pages 271-286

      Soil Physical Characterization

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      Pages 287-332

      Amazonian Dark Earths Biological Measurements

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      Pages 333-351

      Pedogeochemical and Mineralogical Analyses of Amazonian Dark Earths

  4. Amazonian Dark Earth Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 353-353

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      Pages 355-372

      Indigenous Soil Management and the Creation of Amazonian Dark Earths: Implications of Kayapó Practice

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      Pages 373-385

      Cultural Behaviors of Indigenous Populations and the Formation of the Archaeological Record in Amazonian Dark Earths: The Asurini do Xingú Case Study

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      Pages 387-406

      Contemporary Use and Management of Amazonian Dark Earths

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