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Amazonian Dark Earths Origin, Properties, Management

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ISBN-10: 1402018398

ISBN-13: 9781402018398

Edition: 2003

Authors: Johannes Lehmann, Dirse C. Kern, Bruno Glaser, William I. Woods

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List price: $349.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 1/31/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 505
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Dr. Bruno Glaser is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Soil Science and Soilnbsp;Geography at the University of Bayreuth. For over seven years he has been conducting Amazonian dark earth research from a soil science perspective including soil fertility, sustainability, and archaeology aspects.Dr. William Woods is Professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Archaeology Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. For over thirty years he has been conducting prehistoric and historic settlement-subsistence research in the eastern United States, Latin America, and Europe.

List of Authors
Preface
Foreword
Development of Anthrosol Research
Historical Perspectives on Amazonian Dark Earths
Historical and Socio-cultural Origins of Amazonian Dark Earths
Distribution of Amazonian Dark Earths in the Brazilian Amazon
Classification of Amazonian Dark Earths and other Ancient Anthropic Soils
Soil Fertility and Production Potential
Amazonian Dark Earths as Carbon Stores and Sinks
Soil Organic Matter Stability in Amazonian Dark Earths
Agrobiodiversity in Amazonia and Its Relationship with Dark Earths
Ethnoscientific Understandings of Amazonian Dark Earths
Archaeobotanical Methods for the Study of Amazonian Dark Earths
Organic Chemistry Studies on Amazonian Dark Earths
The Use of Micromorphology for the Study of the Formation and Properties of Amazonian Dark Earths
Determining Nutrient Bioavailability of Amazonian Dark Earth Soils - Methodological Challenges
Soil Physical Characterization
Amazonian Dark Earths: Biological Measurements
Pedogeochemical and Mineralogical Analyses of Amazonian Dark Earths
Indigenous Soil Management and the Creation of Amazonian Dark Earths: Implications of Kayapo Practices
Cultural Behaviors of Indigenous Populations and the Formation of the Archaeological Record in Amazonian Dark Earth: the Asurini Do Xingu Case Study
Contemporary Use and Management of Amazonian Dark Earths
The Effect of Management on the Fertility of Amazonian Dark Earth Soils
Weed Population Dynamics and Management on Amazonian Dark Earth
Historical Ecology and Future Explorations
Picture Annex
Index