Essays Tagged: "Amazon Basin"

The Effects of Dam Building

swimupstream when it was time for breeding as they usually did.7But perhaps it is the plans for the Amazon Basin in Brazil that shows ushow large the side-effects can be. In the city Surinam, in north ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Sustainable developement of the Brazillian rain forest

areas of the forest which were previously unreachable was opened up by the construction of the transamazonian highway, this construction not only caused the loss of trees by its sheer size but also en ... zilian government suspended all permits for the clearing of land on the 2nd of November 1999 in the Amazon basin this announcement came the day after reports were released that forest destruction had ...

(5 pages) 102 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

Chocolate: the historical background of the cacao plants origin.

ee is native to the American tropical rainforest, originating in clumps along the riverbanks in the Amazon basin on the eastern equatorial slopes of the Andes. The plant has evolved to utilize the sha ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

An applied environmental ethics 'case study on the Brazilian rainforest'.

ge news in developed nations) and a rapidly increasing population of already 70 million people. The Amazon basin, which covers 50 percent of Brazil's territory, was home to only 3,5 percent of the pop ... razilians, mostly landless, congesting the coastal cities. Increased colonisation of this area (the Amazon) gave the impression of being a coherent and plausible resolution to the debt problem and the ...

(23 pages) 267 1 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Is Brazil Developed? Judge for yourselves.

e whole of the rest of the continent. Brazil takes up almost half of South America.The 6,448km long Amazon River runs through the North of Brazil and is the second largest in the world, and the Amazon ... er out to sea. In the North East, Brazil has arid deserts with rolling grasslands in the South. The Amazonian Rainforest covers more than one third of Brazil and its exploitation has become a major en ...

(17 pages) 270 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

world Geo Essay

mportant bodies of water. The rivers are natural highways which impact the lives of the people. The Amazon is the second largest river in the world. Large rivers like the Amazon provide electrical pow ... climate varies tremendously. Parts of the Andes have temperatures below zero. Yet as you get to the Amazon Basin the temperature could be 80 degrees. The rainforest receives more then 80 inches of rai ...

(1 pages) 35 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Respect Topic: Discussion

n's insatiable appetite for more agricultural land. In a few years, all that remains of the verdant Amazon Basin will be nothing but memories of her past glory, and a parched, arid landscape.More ofte ...

(3 pages) 31 0 2.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Brazilian Rain Forest Argument Paper

alive. However, many people feel that the cities in Brazil are very crowded and the opening of the Amazon basin for people to live will be beneficial to the overcrowding problem. Also, by cutting dow ... akes good money selling the lumber to Japan. With the construction of new roadways that lead to the Amazon Rainforest, the government was able to make money while relocating many of its inhabitants.Th ...

(11 pages) 78 0 4.6 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Importance of Ecosystem Management and Protection.

vely more important in today's society and for the protection of ecosystems. Ecosystems such as the Amazon basin with its rich biodiversity including swamps, mangroves, forests and savannah and coral ... nd. Rainforests, for example, exert a considerable influence on climate and large areas such as the Amazon have moisture and energy budgets that influence global weather circulation patterns. Thus it ...

(6 pages) 133 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography


America to Brazil. West African manatees range from Senegal to Angola, on the west coast of Africa. Amazonian manatees inhabit the Amazon Basin, mostly in Brazil (Rathburn 1990). Species in which anim ... . Navigation locks have also crushed some manatees (Reynolds 1990).In dry seasons, West African and Amazonian manatees migrate downstream or into lakes or deeper parts of a river. Amazonian manatees b ...

(30 pages) 12 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Yanomamo Culture term paper

cant Concepts: In his article, Napoleon Chagnon describes some of the events during his stay in the Amazon Basin (Brazilian and Venezuelan jungle) for about 60 months, studying the Yanomamo people. Th ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Essay on Inca communication

on 1). This territory centered on the peaks of the Andes, but extended to the pacific coast and the Amazon basin. Every territorial gain resulted in another war, which expanded the borders of the empi ...

(5 pages) 24 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History