Where Is the Amazon

Where Is the Amazon

Where Is the Amazon? reveals the amazing scale of a single rainforest that we are still trying to understand today and that, in many ways, supports our existence on this planet.

Author: Sarah Fabiny

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451532756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Without risking life or limb, readers can explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this Where Is...? title. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the "population" of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life—animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that is home to an estimated 390 billion individual trees, 2.5 million species of insects, and hundreds of amazing creatures and plants that can either cure diseases, or, like the poison dart frog, kill with a single touch. Where Is the Amazon? reveals the amazing scale of a single rainforest that we are still trying to understand today and that, in many ways, supports our existence on this planet.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Afternoon on the Amazon

Afternoon on the Amazon

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375894233

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 779

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Vampire bats and killer ants? That's what Jack and Annie are about to run into when the Magic Tree House whisks them away to the Amazon River. It's not long before they get hopelessly lost. Will they be able to find their way back to the tree house? Or are Jack and Annie stuck forever in the rain forest? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Government and the Economy on the Amazon Frontier

Government and the Economy on the Amazon Frontier

Critics of development in the Brazilian Amazon often argue that development is
creating the same skewed distribution of income, assets, and opportunity that
characterizes the rest of the country. Highly skewed distributions of incomes tell
us ...

Author: Robert R. Schneider

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821333534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

View: 535

World Bank Environment Paper No. 11.Addresses issues of local governance in frontier economies in relation to environmental and political sustainability. Covers problems of mining, farming, and disincentives.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Fate of the Forest

The Fate of the Forest

A multifaceted portrait of Eden under siege, complete with a new preface and afterword by the authors, this book demonstrates that those who would hold a mirror up to nature must first learn the lessons offered by some of their own people.

Author: Susanna B. Hecht

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226322735

Category: Nature

Page: 408

View: 482

The Amazon rain forest covers more than five million square kilometers, amid the territories of nine different nations. It represents over half of the planet’s remaining rain forest. Is it truly in peril? What steps are necessary to save it? To understand the future of Amazonia, one must know how its history was forged: in the eras of large pre-Columbian populations, in the gold rush of conquistadors, in centuries of slavery, in the schemes of Brazil’s military dictators in the 1960s and 1970s, and in new globalized economies where Brazilian soy and beef now dominate, while the market in carbon credits raises the value of standing forest. Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn show in compelling detail the panorama of destruction as it unfolded, and also reveal the extraordinary turnaround that is now taking place, thanks to both the social movements, and the emergence of new environmental markets. Exploring the role of human hands in destroying—and saving—this vast forested region, The Fate of the Forest pivots on the murder of Chico Mendes, the legendary labor and environmental organizer assassinated after successful confrontations with big ranchers. A multifaceted portrait of Eden under siege, complete with a new preface and afterword by the authors, this book demonstrates that those who would hold a mirror up to nature must first learn the lessons offered by some of their own people.
Categories: Nature

Exploration of the valley of the Amazon made under direction of the Navy department by W L Herndon and L Gibbon With Maps

Exploration of the valley of the Amazon  made under direction of the Navy department  by W L  Herndon and L  Gibbon   With  Maps

We left Yurimaguas after breakfasting . Half a mile below the village is the mouth
of the Cachiyacu . This river is the general route between Moyobamba and the
ports of the Amazon . It is navigable for large canoes , when full , ( which is from ...

Author: William Lewis Herndon


ISBN: OXFORD:600019008

Category: Amazon River Valley


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Categories: Amazon River Valley

On the Amazon

On the Amazon

While on the way, Grandma Jones shares the thrilling tale of how they rescued two people from their sinking canoe, and then almost found themselves in the river when their own canoe started taking on water.

Author: Casey Jones

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480825857

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 905

B.T. and Mary Jones loved adventure more than anyone. In On the Amazon, their grandson brings their travels to life in order to inspire children to read and explore our wondrous world. Through detailed journaling by Grandma Jones, children are led on an exciting adventure to the Amazon Rainforest in 1974 as she and her husband travel by small plane, bus, motorboat, and finally canoe to reach their destination. While on the way, Grandma Jones shares the thrilling tale of how they rescued two people from their sinking canoe, and then almost found themselves in the river when their own canoe started taking on water. But as little ones are about to discover, their adventures are only just beginning! Grandma Joness fascinating stories continue as they meet the Yagua Indians, learn to use a blowgun, and hunt crocodiles at night in a dugout canoe. Now only one question remains: where will they go next? On the Amazon details the adventures of two avid travelers as they explore the Amazon and look forward to their next journey into the unknown.
Categories: Fiction

The Amazon

The Amazon

Of the five Amazonian countries – Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and
Brazil – Brazil is the most anxious to attract more tourists from abroad. In the state
of Amazonas, which covers the Brazilian Amazon basin west of Manaus, £36 ...

Author: Michael Pollard

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237541170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 549

RIVERS, STREAMS & WATERWAYS. Each title from this highly illustrated and informative series describes how the river was formed and its history, as well as its geographical features and natural habitats. Also discussed are pollution and environmental issues, tourism, the inhabitants surrounding it, and what lies in the future for the river. Ages 10+.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro

With an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology,
and Natural History of the Amazon Valley Alfred Russel Wallace. clothes with his
master, and sent him away out of the house; the master then blacked his face, ...

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace


ISBN: BSB:BSB10620714

Category: Amazon River Valley

Page: 541

View: 946

Categories: Amazon River Valley

Catherwood Foundation Peruvian Amazon Expedition

Catherwood Foundation Peruvian Amazon Expedition

ODONATA NYMPHS Selwyn S. R.oback Curator, Department of Limnology
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia INTRODUCTION Unlike most of the
other ...

Author: Ruth Patrick

Publisher: Academy of Natural Sciences

ISBN: 142231782X


Page: 495

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This expedition to study the aquatic life in certain sections of rivers that are part of the Peruvian headwaters of the Amazon was funded by the Catherwood Fdn., & the Amer. Philosophical Soc. The purpose of this expedition was to compare the pattern of aquatic life in rivers in the tropical zone with the pattern of aquatic life in rivers in the temperate zone in eastern & southern U.S. Contents: Introduction, by Ruth Patrick; Limnological Observations & Discussion of Results, by Ruth Patrick; Chemical, Physical, & Bacterial Characteristics, by Yvonne H. Swabey; & Systematic Studies: Essays by John Cairns, Jr., Frederick A. Aldrich, Selwyn S. Roback, Paul J. Spangler, Francis Drouet, H. Skuja, L.A. Whitford, & Matthew H. Hohn. Illustrations.

The Amazon Princess

The Amazon Princess

It's February of 1928 ¿ late summer in the Amazon Rainforest.

Author: J. J. Davitt

Publisher: Bankshott Books

ISBN: 1635918022


Page: 320

View: 778

It's February of 1928 ¿ late summer in the Amazon Rainforest. Prudence McMarion, a film editor for a small animation studio in Los Angeles, has taken a leave of absence to travel deep into the Amazon Rainforest with her best friend, Brazilian native Eleanor Martins, to make an independent movie in Eleanor's home village. Along the way, they meet members of the seedy, disreputable "expat community" there: A French doctor who's clearly not really French, a South African mercenary, and a surly riverboat captain who's pretty obviously a smuggler. All are on the lam. None are to be trusted. And when they get to the village, they learn that Eleanor's relatives have vanished, leaving behind only an empty canoe with tooth marks on it.Shortly after their arrival, the strange dreams start. Then Eleanor disappears as well, and her disappearance touches off a chain of events that culminates in Prudence, in a straitjacket, being led down the pier to the riverboat to be transported to a brutal Brazilian insane asylum. But is she really crazy? Or does someone want her to think she is? Someone with a dark secret hidden away in a leafy fastness close to the village, about which some of Prudence's dreams came a little too close for comfort? And where is Eleanor? Dead or alive?The answers to these questions will open the door to a past, and a future, full of secrets and mystery for both women ¿ who, as it turns out, have known one another much longer than they realize.

The Amazon

The Amazon

... about a picture so straightforward that a supporting diagram is rendered
unnecessary are obvious to the eyes of even the most unobservant of explorers
who might venture there after a fivehundredleague trek through the Amazonian

Author: Euclides da Cunha

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938957

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 461

In the eight pieces that make up Land Without History, first published in Portuguese in 1909, Euclides da Cunha offers a rare look into twentieth century Amazonia, and the consolidation of South American nation states. Mixing scientific jargon and poetic language, the essays in Land Without History provide breathtaking descriptions of the Amazonian rivers and the ever-changing nature that surrounds them. Brilliantly translated by Ronald Sousa, Land Without History offers a view of the ever changing ecology of the Amazon, and a compelling testimony to the Brazilian colonial enterprise, and its imperialist tendencies with regard to neighboring nation-states.
Categories: History

Rubber Production in the Amazon Valley

Rubber Production in the Amazon Valley

river's edge in the Serra do Parintins , which rises nearly 500 feet above the level
of the Amazon . Following another interval , the river again skirts the terra firme
on the north bank , where red bluffs extend for many miles , to be succeeded by ...

Author: William Lytle Schurz


ISBN: UIUC:30112000600103

Category: Rubber industry and trade

Page: 369

View: 894

Categories: Rubber industry and trade

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Exploring Corporate Strategy

Amazon . com ( B ) * - from 2004 to 2006 Gary J . Stockport This case is
concerned with the roll - out of global strategy through the development of
resources and strategic capabilities . It is about global dominance through the
development and ...

Author: Gerry Johnson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273731564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 881

View: 831

Over 600,000 students worldwide have used this best-selling book to understand and explore strategic management through their academic and professional careers. Exploring Corporate Strategy has established a reputation as a pre-eminent textbook in its field, based upon the expertise of authorship, range of cases, depth of commentary and wealth of supporting resources. The 7th edition builds on these strengths with the introduction of a new author, Richard Whittington. The enhanced coverage of international strategy and the resource-based view, as well as improved visual presentation, ensure that.
Categories: Business & Economics

Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon

Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon

Damming the Amazon: The Risky Business of Hydropower in the Amazon. São
Paulo: Greenpeace Brasil. Available at: https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/dam-
amazon-hydropower/ (Accessed: 30 March 2020). Greenpeace Brasil (2016b).

Author: Ed Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000220506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 479

In Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon, Ed Atkins focuses on how local, national, and international civil society groups have resisted the Belo Monte and São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric projects in Brazil. In doing so, Atkins explores how contemporary opposition to hydropower projects demonstrate a form of ‘contested sustainability’ that highlights the need for sustainable energy transitions to take more into account than merely greenhouse gas emissions. The assertion that society must look to successfully transition away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources often appears assured in contemporary environmental governance. However, what is less certain is who decides which forms of energy are deemed ‘sustainable.’ Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon explores one process in which the sustainability of a ‘green’ energy source is contested. It focuses on how civil society actors have both challenged and reconfigured dominant pro-dam assertions that present the hydropower schemes studied as renewable energy projects that contribute to sustainable development agendas. The volume also examines in detail how anti-dam actors act to render visible the political interests behind a project, whilst at the same time linking the resistance movement to wider questions of contemporary environmental politics. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development, sustainable energy transitions, environmental justice, environmental governance, and development studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

14 Fun Facts About the Amazon River

14 Fun Facts About the Amazon River

(Gabriel) Fact 14: The first bridge over the Amazon River wasn't opened until
2010! Bridges have been around for thousands of years, but not over the Amazon
. The edge of the Amazon River changes every season. It can also rise more than

Author: Caitlind L. Alexander

Publisher: Learning Island


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 341

The Amazon River is the largest river in the world. It winds its way across South America, picking up dirt, leaves, and mostly water from over one third of South America. Then it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the Amazon River and find out the answers to these questions: Is the Amazon the biggest river in the world? Are there more kinds of fish in the Amazon or in the ocean? The Amazon drains how much of South America? How deep does the Amazon river get? And many more. Find out more about the Amazon and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. All measurements in American and metric. Ages 8 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Amazon of Brazil

The Amazon of Brazil

Covered entirely with rainforest, this part of the Amazon River basin includes the
Solimões, Iça, and Japurá rivers and connected waterways such as the
Hapapóris, Traíra, Puretê and Cunha. The waterways are muddier and lack the
tannic ...

Author: John Waggoner

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588437938

Category: Travel


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Bookdivides the immense Amazonian region into western and eastern sections, as each has its own unique characteristics. The Western Amazon is the state of Amazonas on the border with Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. In this region of the Amazon nearly 98% of the rainforest is unspoiled. It is here where the pristine headwaters of the Amazon - the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes - come down from the Andes, far from the modern world. The main port of entry for exploring this region is the jungle metropolis called Manaus. On the eastern side of the Amazon, there are some amazingly beautiful destinations, but there are fewer options as the region has been partially deforested and basic transportation and infrastructure are problematic. The top destination on the eastern side is Pará state, with its rich cultural life, the exotic capital Belém, nearby Ilha de Marajó, and Santarém, up the Amazon River near the border with Amazonas. The author, a longtime resident of Brazil, is Latin America news director for ICIS, an international news agency. The best hotels for every budget are detailed, from beach resorts to country inns, restaurants, attractions and activities are detailed in the cities, towns and villages. Shop-till-you-drop ideas for crystals, native handicrafts, Amazonian fetishes and more. The history, culture and music of the country are examined up-close, taking you into Brazil's samba schools, rainforests and amazing nightlife. Includes an easy-to-use language primer.
Categories: Travel

The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Nutrient Considerations in the Use of Silviculture for Land Development and
Rehabilitation in the Amazon 120 P 80 10-7tha103 kg ha40 40 0 04 к. 7
Florencia Montagnini Tropical plantations serve diverse economic, social,
political, and ...

Author: Michael E. McClain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195354230

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 317

With a complex assemblage of largely intact ecosystems that support the earth's greatest diversity of life, the Amazon basin is a focal point of international scientific interest. And, as development and colonization schemes transform the landscape in increasing measure, scientists from around the world are directing attention to questions of regional and global significance. Some of these qustions are: What are the fluxes of greenhouse gases across the atmospheric interface of ecosystems? How mush carbon is stored in the biomass and soils of the basin? How are elements from the land transferred to the basin's surface waters? What is the sum of elements transferred from land to ocean, and what is its marine "fate"? This book of original chapters by experts in chemical and biological oceanography, tropical agronomy and biology, and the atmospheric sciences will address these and other important questions, with the aim of synthesizing the current knowledge of biochemical processes operating within and between the various ecosystems in the Amazon basin.
Categories: Science

The Amazon and the Atlantic Slopes of South America

The Amazon  and the Atlantic Slopes of South America

There , in fact , and at a few steps one from the other , arise the sources of two of
the greatest rivers in the world — the Amazon and the La Plata . It may one day
be very easy to establish a communication between these gigantic streams ; for ...

Author: Matthew Fontaine Maury


ISBN: STANFORD:36105048665702

Category: Amazon River

Page: 63

View: 952

Categories: Amazon River

The Colonization of the Amazon

The Colonization of the Amazon

agricultural frontier into the Amazon, new productive activities penetrated a space
where economic activity preexisted. The types of production that were already ...

Author: Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 389

View: 932

Deforestation in the Amazon, one of today's top environmental concerns, began during a period of rapid colonization in the 1970s. Throughout that decade, Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida, a Stanford-trained economist, conducted a complex and massive economic study of what was going on in the Amazon, who was investing what, what was gained, and what it cost in all its aspects. The Colonization of the Amazon, the resulting work, brings together information on the physical, demographic, institutional, and economic dimensions of directed settlement in the Amazon Basin and raises significant questions about the gains and losses of the settlers, the reasons for these outcomes, and the economic rationale behind the devastation of the rainforest. Particularly illuminating is Almeida's exploration of the role of the frontier in Brazil and her distinction between types of migrants and migrations. She concludes that the political costs avoided by not undertaking agrarian reform are being paid by devastating the Amazon, with the conflict between distribution and conservation steadily worsening. Today, it can no longer be circumvented.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Land Beyond Time Adventure in the Amazon

  The Land Beyond Time   Adventure in the Amazon

Xlibris.com 1105-MOLN ,6%1 The Land Beyond Time is a non-stop, fast paced,
action packed adventure that takes place in the jungles of the Amazon River. An
aircraft crashes into the Amazon, and the survivors are pitted against each other,

Author: Alexander Molnar Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462810802

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 625

The Land Beyond Time is a non-stop, fast paced, action packed adventure that takes place in the jungles of the Amazon River. It is a story about traitors, sabotage, espionage, greed, hate, love and romance, cold blooded murder, and justice. It is the story about the trials and tribulations of a dozen human beings whos sabotaged aircraft crashes into the Amazon jungle. The crash survivors, 6 men and 6 women, including 2 drug cartel bosses, being extradited to the US, now must compete against their individual fears, each other and those unknown unexplained challenges facing them in the hot, wet, dangerous jungle. The terrifying but strange animals that abound there, like the giant spiders, boars, anacondas, and crocodiles; two hostile tribes and the headhunters; a Colombian drug cartel group of professional killers coming to rescue their bosses; and a small, but elite team of US Marines conducting search and rescue operations for the crash survivors; all are tossed together in the jungles of the Amazon. Our adventure begins during December 1999, in Lima, Peru, when a US military aircraft (C141) preparing to take a number of government passengers back to the US, is commandeered by an Embassy official. He orders the aircraft to take on10 additional passengers, including two recently captured Colombian drug lords being extradited to the US. Hours into the flight the plane is sabotaged by someone onboard and it crashes into the Amazon River dumping the survivors into the hostile terrain north of Manaus, Brazil. Two of the 12 crash survivors are immediately separated from the main group and have adventures of their own to contend just to remain alive. The remaining survivors are captured by one of two hostile tribes (the Ingou and Sangou). The survivors are taken to the Ingou village and interrogated, while second tribe prepares to attack the Ingou village to pre-empt an escaped prisoners arrival there, who possesses information which could change the delicate balance of power in the jungle. Back in Peru, an Embassy official is fingered as an espionage agent for the major drug cartel. The official gets nervous and runs to his new bosses in Colombia. Meanwhile, the cartel sends 24 professional killers to retrieve their two drug bosses from the sabotaged aircraft. Their additional instructions are to eliminate all the remaining passengers. When the aircraft fails to show up at Manaus as planned, the cartels killers immediately begin a search pattern, and within hours of finding the crashed aircraft, their journey begins. Back in Lima, the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment, a friend of Al Ranlom, a former Marine who is aboard the missing aircraft, hears of the espionage and the plane crash. Not one to stand by and watch, the NCOIC forms an unofficial search and rescue team, which picks up the trail of the missing craft and her survivors. The dangers to all involved: the survivors, the cartels professional killers and the Marine Security Detachment rescuers, are found in every turn they take. They are all around them, in the trees, at ground level, on, under and above the waterways, swamps and mangroves. These hazards eat away at their self confidence, and tears at their moral fabric. They are tested continuously, passing one test only to encounter another challenge. If it isnt attacks by giant spiders, anacondas, and crocodiles, its tigers, flesh eating worms and blood sucking bats. Or its problems from hostile tribes or from the natural environment, like earthquakes and lava flows or from the failure of their sophisticated equipment, like the GPS systems, radios, and walkie-talkie
Categories: Fiction