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    The Amazon River

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    The Amazon River Amazon River is the world's second longest river and the chief river of South America. Only the Nile River in Africa is longer. The Amazon is 6,437 kilometres long. The Amazon carries more water than any other river--more than the Mississippi, Nile, and Yangtze rivers

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    Essay On Amazon River

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    Amazon river Introduction The Amazon River is one of the greatest rivers in the world. It is currently officially the second longest river in the world, but it is surrounded by debate about if it is the longer than the Nile. The approximate distance of the Amazon is 6280km, which is around the same distance as New York to Rome. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/18722/Amazon-River). The Amazon River and its surroundings are teaming with wildlife such as jaguars, piranhas and macaws

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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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    Weather and Environment Impacts in Brazil

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    rainfallinches of rainfall leading to the first environmental impact of the weather: flooding. Manaus is located near the junction of two major rivers, the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes, which combine slightly to the east of Manaus to from the Amazon river. The land is relatively flat, and therefore serves as a flood basin for the rivers. The average yearly fall of the river may be around 33 feet (1). The flooding is a risk to humans in that it may threaten the city and homes, but there is also important ecological

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    Brazil

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    Brazil’s population will have reached 180 million. Brazil borders on ten other Latin American countries. Most of the northern part of Brazil is low-lying and veined by the mighty Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon is the largest river in the world. The native peoples of Brazil lived in the forests and along the rivers, hunting, fishing, and gathering fruits and nuts. When the Portuguese arrived early in the 16th century, it is estimated that there were between 1 and 2 million native Amerindian

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    Electric Eel, the amazon is the largest river by discharge of water in the world, averaging a discharge of about 209,000 cubic meters per second. The total volume of water discharging from the Amazon river in a year is about 6,591 cubic kilometers. Because of its vast dimensions, it is sometimes called The River Sea. It's length is 4,000 miles (6,437 km). This amazing river is both beautiful, mysterious, and dangerous. One in ten known species in the world lives in the Amazon rainforest. This

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    Amazon the Beginning Jeff Bezo’s began Amazon in his garage in July 1995 with three Sun workstations setting on wooden doors for tables and extension cords running from everywhere (Academy of Achievement, 2010). Right from the beginning he was a visionary leaving his well paying job as a senior vice president with D. E. Shaw to begin Amazon.com (Academy of Achievement, 2010). Being the visionary that he is he saw an opportunity prompted by the huge growth rate of internet use in a single year

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    Yanomamo Indians

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    ‘Human Being’) are deep jungle indigenous Indians living in the Amazon basin in both Venezuela and Brazil. The Yanomamo are believed to be the most primitive, culturally intact people in existence in the world. In spite of that, they exist within the modern period by use of technology which is well-adapted to their environment. They number approximately 12,000 people and are distributed in some 125 widely scattered villages in the upper Amazon basin of Brazil and in the South of Venezuela (South America)

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    Amazon Swot Analysis

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    Amazon.com is largest online retailer in the world. This online retailer was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos and it made its online debut in 1995. Amazon.com got its name from the Amazon River which is one of the largest rivers in the world. Amazon.com is head quartered in Seattle, Washington. Amazon.com markets in 11 countries and ships internationally. The mission statement of the company is “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want

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    Did you know that the frog species were the first animals with vocal cords? Did you know that seahorses are actually fish not little serpents or mermaids as legend tells us, and that it is the male who becomes pregnant, not the female? Did you know that an area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second? If not, then you should definitively consider making a visit to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Dramatic architecture and bright outdoor graphics invite you to

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