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Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest in Brazil Location The Amazon Rainforest is located in South America, south of the Equator It covers 2.1 million square miles of land. The longitude and latitude of the Amazon rainforest is longitude = 71 degrees, 45’ and 55”W and latitude = 15 degrees 31’ and 05”S. Biotic Components Animals -- boa constrictor -- toucan -- poison dart frog Plants -- ferns -- algae -- rattan palms Abiotic Components The Amazon Rainforest has a rainy and dry season. The annual rainfall...

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The Amazon Rainforest

An issue in the world today that is extremely troubling is the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. The world’s largest remaining natural resource is at risk of total destruction. This beautiful South American forest represents 40% of the continent and 54% of the total remaining rain forests that are left. It covers nine of the countries in South America which include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname. From May 2000 to August 2006, approximately 150...

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How does deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest affect the environment? The Amazon Rainforest, located in the northern part of South America, is the largest rainforest on Earth, containing more than 60% of Earth’s fresh water, over 20% of oxygen on Earth, and huge amounts of carbon dioxide (ACEER). However, the Amazon Rainforest has been deforested principally in order to provide land for the locals who were homeless due to poverty, overpopulation, and government policies. Also, economic reasons...

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Rainforests February 18th, 2013 Mr. Zanardo AJ D’Orazio CGF 3M Grade 11 Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on earth. They only cover about 6% of the Earth surface but they contain more than half of the world’s animal and plant species. Rainforests are described as a tall but dense jungle. It is called a “rain” forest because of the high amount of rainfall it gets per year. There are two different types of rainforests Tropical and Temperate. A tropical rainforest is located...

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Amazon Rainforest

Rainforest Case Study: The Amazonian Rainforest Habitat types of the forest: Over half of the Amazon rainforest is located in Brazil but it is also located in other South American countries including Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia, Suriname and French Guiana. The rainforest is made up of several different layers. These include: The emergent layer Most of these trees are broad-leaved, hardwood evergreens. There is a lot of sunlight here, these trees receive the most, and...

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What is happening to the Amazon Rainforest

What is happening to the Amazon Region? The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world which covers over five and half a million square kilometers. Over half of the Amazon is located in Brazil but also in South American countries; Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Bolivia and Suriname. (Science Kids, 2013). During the past 40 years, 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down, this percentage could be higher but was not put in account due to logging.this causes...

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Agriculture in the Amazon Rainforest

Agriculture in the Amazon Rainforest Throughout a hundred centuries people have worked hard to sustain productive agriculture and dense human populations. Certain forms of agriculture are possible, and should be considered sustainable, for the economic development of tropical rainforests. For thousands of years humans have created a disturbance in the rainforests by creating areas of concentrated diversity of species within the landscape. The Indigenous people of the Amazon fostered palm forests...

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Dmt the Spirital Drug

spiritual world. DMT use, albeit nothing like the pure substance that is used today has been traced back to 8th century Chili in snuff concoctions derived from plant matter. The western world was introduced to it by indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest in the 1500's in the form Ayahuasca Ayahuasca is a diverse brew integrally containing plant matter with Dimethyltryptamine and a monoamine oxidase or inhibitor (MAOI). Roman Catholic missionaries received it from indigenous peoples and quickly...

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Rubber Boom Slavery

became a resource of high demand back in Europe whose industrialists sought fortune in collecting and selling the rubber. This period of time was known as the "Rubber Boom;" similar to the gold rush in that entrepreneurs hurried to areas such as the Amazon basin and quickly gathered latex from the rubber trees to meet the abrupt demand. Providing such a useful raw material to different parts of the globe that were incapable of producing rubber was a sure way for business capitalists to make fortune...

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Anthropology: Understanding Subsistance Patterns

associated eating rituals or ceremonies associated with food differs by culture or environment. This paper will discuss the subsistence pattern of horticulture as it relates to the Yanomami Indians of South America. The Yanomamo Indians live in the Amazon between Brazil and Venezuela for thousands of years. Everyone lives together villages where the houses are built in a circle, often times, the place of shelter is one large circular house. These structures are often referred to as yanos. In the middle...

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