North American Soils and World Food

Chapter
Part of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy book series (IYSLP, volume 2016)

Abstract

It has often been said that the ‘discovery’ and opening up of the New World rescued Europe from early decline. The most obvious basis for this claim is the renewed abundance of resources ranging from gold, silver and other minerals, to timber and guano (natural fertilizer) essential for the growth and maintenance of civilization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Community and Regional PlanningUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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