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The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge of water in the world, averaging a discharge of about 209,000 cubic meters per second, greater than the next seven largest independent rivers combined. It has the largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres, and accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow. The portion of the river's drainage basin in Brazil alone is larger than any other river's basin. The Amazon enters Brazil with only one-fifth of the flow it finally discharges into the Atlantic, yet already has a greater flow at this point than the discharge of any other river.


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Google previewWomen, Beauty and Power in Early Modern England (2011)

A Feminist Literary History by E. Snook

And like Henrietta Maria, the Amazon River is a queen, an imperial and feminine locale. A Publication of Guiana's Plantation, which reworks Harcourt's material, calls the Amazon, not just 'that great and famous River' but 'the Empresse and ...

Google previewDiscovering the World of Geography, Grades 6 - 7 (2008)

Includes Selected National Geography Standards by Myrl Shireman

in Brazil, the amazon river is a large river. in the United States, the Mississippi river is a ...

Google previewGraphite (1915)

"The Amazon River is a mile and a half wide at its last Brazilian port on the west, broadens until it attains a width of 150 miles at its northern mouth alone, and discharges into the Atlantic a volume of water more than four times as great as the ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Almost The Amazon River carries about 10 times as much water as the Mississippi River. three fourths of all the types of plants in the world grow there. The animals include monkeys, anteaters, anacondas, toucans, and huge rodents called ...

Google previewSuper Earth Encyclopedia (2017)

by DK

TROPICAL FORESTGIANT AMAZON RIVER The mighty Amazon River flows across South America from the Andes to the Atlantic. Fed by at least 1,100 tributary rivers draining off a region the size of Australia, the Amazon carries far more ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Colombia (2012)

by Harvey F. Kline

AMAZON RIVER. The largest in volume, the widest, and the second longest river in the ...

Google previewChildren Encyclopedia

by BPI

The Amazon River is the largest river in the world. It is 6,398.4 km long. The river starts from the Andes Mountains in Peru and falls into the Atlantic Ocean. It flows through the countries of Peru, Bolivia, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen

Amazon River dolphin is known as boto or botovermelho in Brazil; bufeo colorado in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru; and toninha and delphin Rosado in Venezuela. It is also known in English as pink dolphin and internationally as boto .

Google previewBrazil Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic by John J. Crocitti, Monique Vallance

Amazon River The Amazon River is the most voluminous and, by some estimates , the longest river in the world. More than 1,000 tributaries flow into the main river channel, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean near the Brazilian city of Belém.

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2005)

by R. W. McColl

The Amazon River basin covers a good portion of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia in South America. amassona, meaning “boat destroyer.” Despite centuries of effort to overcome the dominance of nature, people have made little impact on ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

Although more than four centuries have passed since the discovery of the Amazon river, there are probably not 25 sq. m. of its basin under cultivation, excluding the limited and rudely cultivated areas among the mountains at its extreme ...

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