The amazon jungle, as it is commonly known in english, is a magnificent broad-leafed rainforest in the heart of brazil, the basin of which covers an impressive area of 7 million square kilometres (or 17 billion acres. Europeans introduced the first metal hooks into the amazon basin, but many of the baits and especially the wide variety of fruits and seeds used, were based on indigenous knowledge about fish-feeding behavior. The archaeology of pre-columbian polities in the amazon river basin forces a reconsideration of early urbanism and long-term change in tropical forest landscapes we describe settlement and land-use patterns of complex societies on the eve of european contact (after 1492) in the upper xingu region of the brazilian amazon these societies were organized in articulated clusters, representing. The department of geography and the environment is renowned for the quality and diversity of its collaborative research and curricula faculty and student research projects have included the dynamics of agricultural and other land use in the amazon basin, irrigation features and practices in the southwest, mexico, and the andes. The amazon river has the largest flow of water of any river on earth, and the amazon basin is home to the world’s largest tropical rain forest rain forests cover less than 5 percent of the earth’s surface but have the richest biodiversity of any biome (environmental region), holding up to 50 percent of the world’s organisms.
The amazon river & basin: it is in peru that the amazon river is born and where the amazon river’s headwaters originate considered the upper amazon region, sail to the confluence of the marañón and ucayali rivers where the amazon river is formed. The amazon river basin is located in south america, covering an area of 7 million square kilometers (27 million square miles) nearly 70% of the basin falls within brazil with remaining areas stretching into parts of peru, ecuador, bolivia, columbia, venezuela, and guyana. Amazon basin is the result of the many tributaries that flow into the amazon river amazon basin passes through some parts of brazil, parts of peru, bolivia, ecuador, columbia and a tiny part of venezuela. The soaring population growth in some cities in the amazon — called the “world’s last great settlement frontier” by brian j godfrey, a geography professor at vassar college who is the co.
Dr edgardo latrubesse is the raymond dickson centennial professor at the department of geography and the environment, university of texas at austin, and head of the international research program “large rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change” which emphasizes the. The bulk of the human population in the amazon basin is found in a cities which have emerged from the surrounding rainforest to become significant population centers outside the cities and towns, the amazon is sparsely populated. Greatest places physical geography: dr cecil keen, july 1997 amazon basin geographic description: amazonia is the largest tropical rain forest in the world originally, more than 2 million square miles of the region were covered by dense tropical forest.
Robert b kent, phd, is department chair and the james h ring professor of urban studies and planning at the california state university, northridge, and professor emeritus of geography and planning at the university of akron. Start studying world regional geography 102 chapter 3 middle south america llcc learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools the amazon basin is the greatest feature in the south american lowlands also known as slums and shanty towns in other countries. Quick overview with a physical map of the amazon basin as well as an abundance of illustrations and information about this magnificent region, this map is a must-have for those fascinated by the beauty and mystery of the tropical rainforest.
The amazon river in south america is the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by waterflow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined (not including madeira and rio negro, which are tributaries of the amazon. Amazon basin's wiki: the amazon basin is the part of south america drained by the amazon river and its tributaries the amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 7,500,000 km2 (2,900,000 sq mi), or roughly 40 percent of the south american continent it is located in the c. The ecuador amazon frontier (the oriente) accounts for more than one-half of the nation’s territory but it contains only 3% of the population neglected for centuries, the region abruptly assumed a vital role in ecuador’s economy in the late 1960s with the discovery of oil roads built to. Geography chapter 2 shared flashcard set details title chapter 2 description pulsipher, wrg total cards 20 subject geography the amazon river basin is known for all of the following features except: sand and surf tourism can overrun the small port towns and trample the environment. Study describes the existence of urban hunters in medium-sized towns using a variety of data collection methods, we describe the bodmer et al 2004, nasi et al 2011) most of the amazon basin’s forests are inhabited by indigenous people (schwartzman et al the geography of the area is characterized by the amazon floodplain and.
The power of place: geography for the 21st century teaches the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. The history of the amazon basin beginning with european exploration in 1541 richly detailed animated sequences depict historic events in the settlement and development of the vast river basin travelogue-style photography and narration describe exotic plant and animal life along the river a series. Employment in boom towns of the ecuador amazon law rence a b row n department of geography, the ohio state university columbus, ohio 43210 and r oy r yder department of geology and geography, university of south alabama. The amazon river in south america is an amazing and important river for the planet and therefore, you need to know about it here are the eight most important things you need to know about the amazon river: 1 the amazon river carries more water than any other river in the world in fact, the amazon.
Ecuador is made up of three main geographical regions: the coast in the west, the highlands (la sierra) that run from the north to south, and the amazon in the east depending on where you visit in ecuador, you may see snow-capped peaks in the andes, an arid, desert-like coast in the southeast, or the tropical weather in the amazon basin forests. Case study from the specification: a case study of one ecosystem: processes, benefits for people, impact of human activity and management the amazon rainforest – an example of a large scale ecosystem and the economic effects location: the amazon rainforest is located in south america. Geologically, the amazon basin is a sediment-filled structural depression between crystalline highlands of brazil and guiana the riverbed (1–8 mi/16–129 km wide) is in a wide floodplain that is up to 30 mi (48 km) wide. The great interior, much of which is covered by the rainforest basin of the amazon, remains sparsely settled almost half of brazil's territory is covered by the basin of the amazon river and its tributaries, a region that is one of the world's largest rainforest ecologies.
Manaus: manaus, city and river port, capital of amazonas estado (state), northwestern brazil it lies along the north bank of the negro river, 11 miles (18 km) above that river’s influx into the amazon river manaus is situated in the heart of the amazon rainforest, 900 miles (1,450 km) inland from the. How does the geography of the amazon contribute to the character of brazil the amazon has more volume of water than any other river in the world the amazon basin extends into nine countries, and about half of it lies in brazil.