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The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses 7,000,000 square kilometres, of which 5,500,000 square kilometres are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations contain "Amazonas" in their names. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.

  • also known as Amazonia, Amazon, Amazon Jungle
  • part of South America


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Google previewBiomes and Ecosystems Inquiry Card--The Amazon Rainforest (2014)

The Amazon rainforest is a valuable biome. It contains millions of species of plants and animals. The rainforest plants provide a lot of oxygen to the world. Scientists use the plants and animals to find cures for diseases. People eat many of the ...

Google previewThe Amazon Murders (2015)

by S.W. Lee

The Amazon Rainforest is a major player in the conversion of carbon dioxide ( CO2) to oxygen (O2). Less forest means more CO2 and less O2. Compounding the problems is when fire is used to destroy the forest and large amounts of carbon ...

Google previewOur Global Village - Brazil (1992)

Brazil by Nancy Klepper, Ann C. Edmonds

The Amazon Rainforest is a superb nature study. It gives your class the opportunity to learn about a unique environment, to study the planet's ecosystem, to discover marvelous and valuable plants, animals, insects, and birds, and to just have ...

Google previewThe Everything Kids' Geography Book (2008)

From the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef - explore the world! by Jane P. Gardner, J. Elizabeth Mills

The Amazon Rainforest is a tropical rainforest. These are located primarily along the equator. On average a tropical rainforest receives between 69 and 79 inches of rain in a year. More than half of all animals and plants on Earth ...

Google previewForests and Grasslands (2010)

by Britannica Educational Publishing

The Amazon Rainforest is a large, tropical rainforest occupying the drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in northern South America, and covering an area of 6 million square km (2.3 million square ...

Google previewInnovative Solutions in Fluid-Particle Systems and Renewable Energy Management (2015)

by Tannous, Katia

The Amazon rainforest is a rich region in terms of variety of biomass, as the Brazil nut woody shell. This biomass presents characteristics, such as availability, low ash content, low moisture content and other physical and thermal properties, ...

Google previewSustainable Development and Planning IV (2009)

by C. A. Brebbia, M. Neophytou, E. Beriatos, I. Ioannou, A. G. Kungolos

The Amazon Rainforest is an exceptional hydrographical space, unique in its location atop the Equator and running parallel to it. The preservation of tropical forest biogenetic richness and the river's bounteous potential for life is a challenge ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

Salar de Uyuni and Salar de Atacama Brazil Amazon Rainforest Amazon River Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice (1999)

by Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP,FAAN

The Rainforest The Amazon rainforest houses more species of plants and animals than all other ecosystems combined. Estimated plant numbers range between 35,000 and 80,000 species. The compendium of plants includes those used for ...

Google previewMulticultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans [4 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans by Ronald H. Bayor

Surrounding the Amazon River is the Amazon Rainforest. This tropical rainforest is the worldÊs largest and is home to many plants and animals not found elsewhere. It is also home to many indigenous tribes, some that subsist as hunters and ...

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