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Geotherapy

Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase, 1st Edition

Edited by Thomas J. Goreau, Ronal W. Larson, Joanna Campe

CRC Press

630 pages

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A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil ManualGlobal climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the planet. Stabilizing the environment at safe levels requires a large-scale restoration of damaged ecosystems. Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and

Table of Contents

Introduction: Geotherapy, the Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming. Global Biogeochemical Restoration to Stabilize CO at Safe Levels in Time to Avoid Severe Climate Change Impacts to Earth's Life Support Systems: Implications for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Potential Annual and Cumulative Carbon Dioxide Removal via Biochar. Potential of Remineralization as a Global Movement. Curing Sick Soils through Chemistry. Rates and Mechanisms of Functional Mineral Reactions in Soils. The Green Cookery Book: Recipes against Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. Olivine: Time for Action! Reestablishing the Evolutionary Grassland-Grazer Relationship to Restore. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide to Preindustrial Levels. Geology into Biology: Carbon, Minerals, and Microbes-Tools to Remineralize Soil, Sequester Carbon, and Restore the Earth. Biochar: The Field Experience. Survey of Biochar Field Trials. Hydrological, Ecological and Economic Advantages of Aliquot Biochar Dosing for Soil, Climate, and Ecosystem Remediation. Mobilizing Biochar: A Multistakeholder Scheme for Climate-Friendly Foods and Rural Sustainable Development. Role of Biochar in Farming Systems Producing Food and Energy from Biomass. Vetiver System: Reversing Degradation On and Off Farm to Keep Soil Carbon. In Place, Build Up Root Biomass, and Turn Degraded Areas into Biofuel Sources. Basalt Powder Restores Soil Fertility and Greatly Accelerates Tree Growth on Impoverished Tropical Soils in Panama. Basalt Dust and Biochar Interactions at New Harmony Farm, Massachusetts. Soil Remineralization Trial: Preliminary Effects of Montserrat Volcanic Ash on Barbuda Limestone Soils. Building Soil Where There is None: Feasibility of Using Recycled Glass in Growing Media. Soil Remineralization in Scotland. Stonemeal: Principles, Potential, and Perspectives from Brazil. Chemical Composition of Litter Fall and Inputs of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Mineral Elements in a Secondary Forest of Sout

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General