William M. Denevan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
William I. Woods, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Amazonian Dark Earths: Origin, Properties, Management
Johannes Lehmann, Dirse C. Kern, Bruno Glaser, William I. Woods

This book publication emerged from a meeting in Benicassim, Spain, in 2001. A group of enthusiastic scientists from diverse backgrounds decided that it is time to present a comprehensive overview over research on the so-called "Terra Preta de Indio", or Amazonian Dark Earths. Authors were invited to cover a wide variety of aspects around these fascinating soils, and met what became the first International Workshop on Terra Preta de Indio, in Manaus in July 2002. The frequent interactions and the workshop meeting ensured that this publication became a major text book on Amazonian Dark Earths. It is published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in The Netherlands

Table of Contents


Foreword, by W. Sombroek

Chapter 1: Development of Anthrosol Research, by W.I. Woods

Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives on Amazonian Dark Earths, by T.P. Myers, W.M. Denevan, A. Winklerprins, A. Porro

Amazonian Dark Earth Soils (Terra Preta and Terra Preta Nova): A Tribute to Wim Sombroek
18th World Congress of Soil Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA July 9-15, 2006

Sponsor: WCSS
Presiding: Antoinette Winklerprins, Michigan State University
Convenor: William I. Woods, University of Kansas

544a Macromolecular Speciation of Organic Matter in Black C rich Anthrosols: Insight from 13C CP-MAS NMR and Synchrotron Based C (1s) NEXAFS and FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy.
Dawit Solomon, Cornell Univ, Johannes Lehmann, Cornell Univ, Janice Thies, Cornell Univ, Biqing Liang, Cornell Univ, James Kinyangi, Cornell Univ, Flavio Luiz

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