By William I. Woods, Bruno Glaser (auth.), Dr. Bruno Glaser, Professor William I. Woods (eds.)
The regenerative traits pointed out in prehistoric, anthropogenic Amazonian darkish earths recommend that notoriously infertile tropical soils should be significantly superior. Soil enhancement practices by means of historic Amerindians allowed them to domesticate the land intensively, with no need to continually transparent new fields from wooded area. As expanding populations position ever larger strain on tropical forests, this legacy of wealthy, 'living' soils warrants additional learn within the look for high-yield, land-intensive, but sustainable kinds of administration. The overseas staff of individuals to this quantity presents a number of stances centering on points of the beginning, distribution, variability, patience, and use of Amazonian darkish earths.