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    Deforestation in the Amazon River Basin

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    Deforestation of the Amazon River basin has been progressing for decades as mass quantities of land have become necessary to sustain the growing farming industry of the area. Road-building, farming, ranching, and logging have been devastating to the tropical forests and the change has been rapid as deforestation of the area only began around 1970 (Fearnside, Pfaff). The government of countries in the Amazon have designed their current initiatives around increasing infrastructure and business, but

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    Yanomamo Paper Assignment Napoleon Chagnon has spent about 60 months since 1964 studying the ‘foot people’ of the Amazon Basin known as the Yanomamo. In his ethnography, Yanomamo, he describes all of the events of his stay in the Venezuelan jungle. He describes the “hideous” appearance of the Yanomamo men when first meeting them, and their never-ending demands for Chagnon’s foreign goods, including his food. There are many issues that arise when considering Chagnon’s Yanomamo study. The withholding

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    altitude and geographical diversity in such a small area has resulted in a high number of diverse climactic regions. Because of their very different climates and altitudes, Ecuador’s four main regions, the lowland Pacific Coast, the Andes Mountains, the Amazon rainforest, and the Galapagos Islands, are each home to a wide variety of plant and animal species. These many distinct ecosystems and the hundreds of endemic species residing within Ecuador’s borders have led scientists to classify it as a biodiversity

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    are located in the northern parts of the Central Lowlands. They lie in between the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. The Guiana Highlands are spread across the Southern Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, northern Brazil and a portion of south-eastern Colombia. These are residual mountains, covered by dense forests. • The Brazilian Highlands lie in the central parts of the Central Lowlands. These are located south of the Amazon River and run south-westwards along the Atlantic coast. The Brazilian Highlands are

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    Climate Change in Peru

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    and the second largest portion of the Amazon Forest Basin (US AID, 2011). Its heterogeneity creates such a dire situation for Peru in terms of climate change and the effects it has on each individual system as well as the effects on wildlife and human occupants that live in these regions. In Peru, the climate changes that have been taking place have led to several disastrous outcomes that include not only draught, but have also led to depletion of the Amazon Rain Forest, an increase in disease, extreme

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    approach on the subject similarities of the languages. The geographic locations for the proto-languages was determined through and algorithm. Brown and his colleagues concluded that manioc was distributed through the New World from its Southwestern Amazon origin (Brown 2013). Botanical Evidence Cassava has widely been considered to be the least understood of all the major tropical crops (Allem 1994). 1n 1982, a growth of wild Manihot was observed in the Brazilian state of Goiás, which closely resembled

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    deforestation

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    Throughout the history of the world, there have been many issues that continue to last from generation to generation but the greatest issue that stood out the most was Deforestation. There are endless questions if deforestation is doing well for the economy or bad. This issue is a worldwide problem and is very important for people to know because it affects not only the local area where deforestation is occurring but can affect climate across the globe. The main point that I would like to get

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    The Cassava Plant

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    Cassava (Manihot esculentum) is the only cultivated only food crop species in its genus (Fauquet 1990). It has many names including mogo (Africa), manioc, yucca, and tapioca (wikipedia). Cassava is a woody perennial shrub that is never grown, as a crop, from further than 30°N and 30° S of the equator (Cock 1985). The crop is much more limited in range by rainfall rather than temperature. The cassava plant, under cultivation, can grow to 5 to 12 feet, but in abandoned fields could grow up to 18 feet

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    Brazil has many great things to offer the world like a booming economy and beautiful culture; however, a problem that is prevalent in this large country is the clearing of the trees in the Amazon Forest. Ever since the beginning of mankind, people have looked to forests to gather resources for survival. As technology became more advanced, people learned methods that would help them clear trees faster and with less effort, and this would soon become a controversial topic as the world moved into the

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    Traveling in the Amazon

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    Traveling in the Amazon is the dream of millions of people from around the world, and the book you hold in your hands will help you accomplish the easier, happier and more affordable trip than you had taken in your life. Obviously, there are still many people when referring to the Amazons; they immediately relate it with nightmares and wild adventure full of adrenaline with piranhas, anacondas and other species unknown to us. However, modern advances on technology have brought the Amazons closer to you

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