Terra Preta

@inproceedings{WinklerPrins2014TerraP,
  title={Terra Preta},
  author={A. M. G. A. WinklerPrins},
  year={2014}
}
The popular imagery of the Amazon typically conjures up one of two views: rampant environmental destruction on the one hand, and pristine, virgin nature with still-untouched tribes on the other. Neither is a correct representation of the region; the reality lies in between, but the persistence of these imageries hinders a more realistic approach to the region. Terra preta (TP) (black earth) soils, the topic of this chapter, challenge both images as they indicate much more human agency in the… Expand
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