Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

ISBN-10: 1588341356
ISBN-13: 9781588341358
Edition: 2003
List price: $39.95
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Description: More than 150 colour maps and vivid photographs provide spectacular views of the Amazon river and rainforest. Along the way, the authors explore many intriguing topics such as why some of the Amazon's tributaries have black water and what happens  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

More than 150 colour maps and vivid photographs provide spectacular views of the Amazon river and rainforest. Along the way, the authors explore many intriguing topics such as why some of the Amazon's tributaries have black water and what happens when the freshwater of the Amazon reaches the salty ocean.

Michael Goulding is a senior scientist at the Rainforest Alliance, based in New York City.Nigel J.H. Smith is professor of geography at the University of Florida.Dennis J. Mahar is the World Bank's Resident Representative in Brazil.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Diverse Dimensions
Flow of the Rivers
Colorful Rivers and Wetlands
Human Footprints
Eastern Wetlands: The Amazon Meets the Atlantic
The Amazon River: The Giant
The Tocantins: The Dammed River
The Xingu and Tapajos Rivers: Clearwater Reflections
The Madeira: South America's Core
The Purus and Jurua Valleys: Lands of Meandering Rivers
The Ucayali and Maranon Valleys: In the Shadow of the Andes
The Northwestern Tributaries Region: Where the Equatorial Amazon and the Andes Meet
The Negro and the Trombetas: Black and Clear Waters from Ancient Lands
Conclusion: Everyone Lives Downstream
Bibliography
Photography Credits
Index

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