Science (Vol. 315, No. 5812, 2 February 2007)

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Tópicos em Ciência do solo. Viçosa, v. VI, p. 277–320 Kern D, Dáquino G, Rodrigues T, Frazão F, Sombroek W, Meyers T, Neves E (2003) Distribution of amazonian dark earths in the Brazilian Amazon. ) Amazonian dark earths: origin, properties, management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp 51–75 Lathrap D (1968) The “hunting” economies of the tropical forest zone of South America. In: Lee R, De Vore I (eds) Man the Hunter. Aldine, Chicago, pp 23–30 Lima H, Schaefer CER, Mello JWV, Gilkes RJ, Ker JC (2002) Pedogenesis and pre-Colombian Land Use of “Terra Preta Anthrosols” (“Indian Black Earth”) of Western Amazonia.

Tópicos em Ciência do solo. Viçosa, v. VI, p. 277–320 Kern D, Dáquino G, Rodrigues T, Frazão F, Sombroek W, Meyers T, Neves E (2003) Distribution of amazonian dark earths in the Brazilian Amazon. ) Amazonian dark earths: origin, properties, management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp 51–75 Lathrap D (1968) The “hunting” economies of the tropical forest zone of South America. In: Lee R, De Vore I (eds) Man the Hunter. Aldine, Chicago, pp 23–30 Lima H, Schaefer CER, Mello JWV, Gilkes RJ, Ker JC (2002) Pedogenesis and pre-Colombian Land Use of “Terra Preta Anthrosols” (“Indian Black Earth”) of Western Amazonia.

The Amazon covers 40 % of the Brazilian territory and it expands seven million square kilometres in South America (Neves 2006), an extension almost the size of the European continent. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 J. 1007/978-3-319-23030-6_2 15 16 2 Terra Preta de Índio and Amazonian History The Amazon, one of the last resource frontiers of the world, presented a contradiction. The region was known for having poor soils and yet had a large fauna and flora diversity. The richness was found above ground.

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