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Author Bates, Albert K., 1947-

Title The biochar solution : carbon farming and climate change / Albert Bates ; foreword by Vandana Shiva

Publ Info Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  TP331 .B38 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 209 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents Losing the rrcipe. The Roots of a predicament ; Sombroek's vision ; Conquistadors ; El Dorado ; The Great White Way ; The view from the bluff ; Confederados ; Hartt's breakthrough ; City Z -- Agriculture and climate. Making sand ; The moldboard ; Changing the paradigm ; The Amazon and the Ice Age ; Predicting climate's meander -- Capturing carbon. Carbon farming ; Understanding soil ; The Soil food web ; The role of ruminants ; Compost ; Tea craft and designer biochar ; From biochar to Terra Preta ; Making charcoal ; Stove wars -- Gardening the Earth. Milpas ; Chinampas ; Trees ; The power of youth ; Greening the desert ; Sahara forest ; Drey's challenge -- At the turning point. The biochar critique ; Carbon trading ; The International biochar initiative ; Permaculture marines ; Carbon-negative communities
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Examines the role of biochar, created by burning biomass in the absence of oxygen, in withholding carbon from the atmosphere while building soil fertility
LC subject Charcoal
Soil amendments
Carbon sequestration
Agriculture -- Environmental aspects
Climatic changes
ISBN 9780865716773