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

By: Ute Scheub(Author), Haiko Pieplow(Author), Hans-Peter Schmidt(Author), Kathleen Draper(Author), Timothy Flannery(Foreword By)
Publisher: Greystone Books
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  • Terra Preta ISBN: 9781771641104 Paperback May 2016 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about black gold, scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world climate change and the hunger crisis can be solved by it. The beauty of it is that everyone can do something about it because since 2005 the secret of producing this black soil has been revealed and it is a secret that seemed to have been lost forever with the downfall of the once thriving Indian culture of the Amazon basin. The recipe is astonishingly simple as all you need are kitchen or garden wastes, charcoal and earthworms, so it can be produced on every balcony or on the smallest of garden plots. The authors set off on a treasure hunt and condensed all the knowledge about the world's most fertile soil into a convenient guidebook. In addition to a sound instruction manual on producing terra preta and organic charcoal (biochar), the handbook covers fundamental principles from climate farming to closed-loop economy. It makes a passionate plea against synthetic fertilizers and genetic technology.

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Ute Scheub is a journalist, political scientist and author. Haiko Pieplow is a soil scientist and pioneer of the Terra Preta movement. He works at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. Hans-Peter Schmidt is the director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence in Switzerland. Kathleen Draper is the U.S. director of the Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. She sits on the board of directors for the International Biochar Initiative and the U.S. Biochar Initiative. Tim Flannery is an internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, conservationist, and author of numerous ground-breaking books, including The Weather Makers and Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

By: Ute Scheub(Author), Haiko Pieplow(Author), Hans-Peter Schmidt(Author), Kathleen Draper(Author), Timothy Flannery(Foreword By)
Publisher: Greystone Books
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