By David Groff, Sarah Fabiny, Daniel Colon
With no risking existence or limb, readers can discover the wonders and wonder of the Amazon during this the place Is...? title.
Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River on account that 13,000 BC and but they make up only a small percent of the "population" of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life—animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that's domestic to an envisioned 390 billion person timber, 2.5 million species of bugs, and countless numbers of fantastic creatures and crops which may both therapy ailments, or, just like the poison dart frog, kill with a unmarried contact. the place Is the Amazon? finds the fantastic scale of a unmarried rainforest that we're nonetheless attempting to comprehend this day and that, in lots of methods, helps our lifestyles in this planet.
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