2009

Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek's Vision

ISBN: 978-1-4020-9030-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-9031-8 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv

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    Pages 1-14

    Amazonian Dark Earths: The First Century of Reports

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    Pages 15-31

    Pre-Columbian Settlement Dynamics in the Central Amazon

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    Pages 33-83

    Steps Towards an Ecology of Landscape: The Pedo-Stratigraphy of Anthropogenic Dark Earths

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    Pages 85-98

    Phytoliths and Terra Preta: The Hatahara Site Example

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    Pages 99-125

    Anthropogenic Dark Earths of the Central Amazon Region: Remarks on Their Evolution and Polygenetic Composition

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    Pages 127-141

    An Assessment of the Cultural Practices Behind the Formation (or Not) of Amazonian Dark Earths in Marajo Island Archaeological Sites

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    Pages 143-162

    Kayapó Savanna Management: Fire, Soils, and Forest Islands in a Threatened Biome

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    Pages 163-191

    Amerindian Anthrosols: Amazonian Dark Earth Formation in the Upper Xingu

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    Pages 193-204

    Indigenous Knowledge About Terra Preta Formation

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    Pages 205-211

    Sweep and Char and the Creation of Amazonian Dark Earths in Homegardens

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    Pages 213-228

    Pedology, Fertility, and Biology of Central Amazonian Dark Earths

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    Pages 229-264

    Historical Ecology and Dark Earths in Whitewater and Blackwater Landscapes: Comparing the Middle Madeira and Lower Negro Rivers

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    Pages 265-278

    Amazonian Dark Earths in Africa?

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    Pages 279-298

    Locating Amazonian Dark Earths (ADE) Using Satellite Remote Sensing – A Possible Approach

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    Pages 299-308

    The Microbial World of Terra Preta

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    Pages 309-324

    Microbial Response to Charcoal Amendments and Fertilization of a Highly Weathered Tropical Soil

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    Pages 325-338

    Effects of Charcoal as Slow Release Nutrient Carrier on N-P-K Dynamics and Soil Microbial Population: Pot Experiments with Ferralsol Substrate

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    Pages 339-349

    Terra Preta Nova: The Dream of Wim Sombroek

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    Pages 351-362

    Microbial Population and Biodiversity in Amazonian Dark Earth Soils

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    Pages 363-372

    Spectroscopy Characterization of Humic Acids Isolated from Amazonian Dark Earth Soils (Terra Preta De Índio)

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