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Peter And The Lost City - 841 words
BY ANGEL MENDOZA email me at a pleasee Last year, Peter looked for a lost city. It was in the Amazon jungle. He didn't fly. The plane was too expensive. He took a bus to Spain and a ferry to Africa. He crossed the dessert by camel. He did not find the lost city. He looked at his map and saw a mistake. The Amazon wasn't in Africa. It was in South America. So he decided to take a boat to Brazil. The boat was old, but it did not sink. The weather was bad. It was very windy and Peter was sick for two weeks ,but he Peter's vacation was almost over, but he decided to find the lost city. He took the hovercraft up the Amazon. The hovercraft stopped. ''The river is shallow,'' said the captain. Peter ...
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Brazil - 1,422 words
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. It represents almost half of South America. It borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador. Brazils immense size and population contribute to a variety of culture, environmental wildlife, ethnic groups, and an abundant of natural resources. The Brazilian Indians were the first inhabitants of Brazil. Historians express that their were two to five million Indians living in the region before the arrival of the Portuguese. Today there are less than 200,000. [Destination Brazil web site]. The first Portuguese explorers arrived in Brazil in 1500. During this period Brazil became the first ...
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Machu Picchu - 1,813 words
M A C H U P I C C H U E X A M I N E D High in the Peruvian Andes are ancient ruins located near the headwaters of the Amazon River. In recent years, these ruins have seen an increase in tourist visitations. So what has caused the increase of people to a remote area in the eastern Andes above the Rio Urubamba? It is Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu the city built by the Inca during the 1400s, was brought to the worlds attention by Hiram Bingham. This site contains numerous interesting objects the skillful Inca constructed from stone. After taking into account what is at Machu Picchu, one can see what lures hordes of individuals to this lost city in the mountains. Machu Picchu was built after Pachac ...
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Piranhas - 436 words
I am doing my Biome report on an animal known as an piranha. Piranhas are very interesting animals and I am going to tell you about what I have learned about the animal that lives in the amazon river. The Piranha is the Amazon Rivers most famous resident. Piranhas are an meat eating fish with razor sharp teeth that are capable or tearing through and or into fish. In certain seasons The Amazon Rivers banks may over flow causing many injured animals that may be bleeding to fall in to the river. If they are bleeding the piranhas can smell it, and then them swarm around in devouring it within minutes, only leaving the skeleton behind. Piranhas are most dangerous during daylight because they can ...
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Jj - 1,095 words
Teddy Roosevelt who was the 26th President of the United States of America was a great man. He fought for what he saw as the publics interest. Teddy was the youngest president ever. He was just 42 years old. He was not the youngest elected president that honor falls to John F. Kennedy. He took office in 1901 when William McKinley was assassinated. He would become one of Americas strongest and most memorable presidents. I will divide his life into three segments to tell his story: before he was president, while he was president and finally after he was president. I will mainly focus Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born in New York City in 1858. He was the descendant of Claes Martenssen van Rosenve ...
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Amazon Deforestation - 1,599 words
The battle for the Amazon rainforest is a daunting task. Its a long going battle between miners, loggers, and developers against the indigenous people who call it home. Its a battle like any battle in a war; it affects lives, families, the economy, politics, and the environment amongst other things. The main topic of this debate is the effects of the Amazon deforestation on the people who live in it, this will be the focus of this research paper. In this paper, I will discuss the history, causes, effects and solutions for the Amazon rainforest deforestation. Needless to say, the environmental problems of today started a long time ago, before automobiles, electricity, and the Industrial Revol ...
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Killer Whales - 830 words
Killer Whale, largest member of the dolphin family. Killer whales occur in more parts of the world than probably any other cetacean (see Whale). They occur in all oceans, both in the open ocean and close to shore, but are more common in the colder, more productive waters of both hemispheres than in the Tropics. Resident populations may cover an area of several hundred square kilometers. Transient populations often move through an area rapidly, swimming more than 1000 km (more than 600 mi) along a shoreline in a matter of days. Killer whales are black or deep brown overall, with striking white patches above the eye and from the lower jaw to the belly, and a fainter grayish-white saddle patch ...
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Rainforest Deforestation - 1,485 words
RETELL: BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE AMAZON RAINFOREST AND OTHER RAINFORESTS The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest tropical rainforest. It covers approximately 2 million square miles in the Amazon River Basin of South America (Lyman 1998, 61) About two-thirds of the rainforest lies in Brazil. The forest also covers parts of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, and Venezuela (Lyman 1998, 32) In the Amazon rainforest it contains a wider variety of plants and animal life than any other place in the world. It supports millions of plant, animal and insect species it is a virtual library of chemical invention. Deforestation is a vital issue that is playing a great role all around the world to ...
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Spanish Language & Culture - 992 words
Columbia, a republic in South America, is located in the northwest region of the continent. Its neighbors are Panama and The Caribbean Sea, also Venezuela and Brazil, to the south theres Peru and Ecuador, and to the west theres the Pacific Ocean. Did you know that Colombia is the only country in South America that has coasts on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean? The Capital of Colombia is Bogot, which is also the largest city in the country. Prior to the settlement of Europeans in the Americas there were many groups of indigenous groups in South America, for example there is the Chibcha who occupies Colombia in the present day. Spain had colonized Colombia, from the 16th century t ...
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Amazon - 1,646 words
The Amazon River is the second longest river in world. The headwaters begin high in the soaring Andes Mountains and stretches 6,400 km across the South American continent to the Atlantic Ocean. It discharges between 34 to 121 million liters of water per second, and depositing an average of 3 million tons of sediments near its mouth. The outpouring of water and residue is so vast that the salt content and the color of the Atlantic Ocean are altered for a distance of about 320km from the mouth of the river. Also, unlike many other rivers its wide and straight from the headwaters to the mouth. During a new or full moon, a wave front from the ocean sweeps 650km upstream at speeds of 65km/h and t ...
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Brazil And Andean Highlands - 1,065 words
The similarities between the societies found in Brazil and those found in the Andean Highlands are relatively few. The Andean Highland dwellers were mostly Incas, found in greatest numbers in Peru. The inhabitants of Brazil were mainly concentrated around the Amazon River Basin area. The Andean Highland people consisted in large part of the Inca civilization (the name of the ruling family, not an ethnicity). However, the geographic location of these societies is not the only disparity that exist between these groups of people. Perhaps the most striking of the differences is the characteristics of these societies and the advancements, or lack of, that where achieved in each. With each group h ...
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River Journey In Brazil - 1,371 words
Dear Irene, I would first like to thank you, for encouraging me to enter the competition and I could not believe that I won. As soon as they called out my name on the radio, I went running around my house, crazy, jumping up and down on my small bed, which I think I ruined the springs in it. Although its a pity you could not come with me, because the fact is that I had a spectacular holiday. There was a variety of choices on where to go, but none of them interests me except for one that I have not tried yet, and that was Rafts and river journeys in the Amazon river, Brazil. I have never, in my life, experienced river journeys and I heard it could be a lot of fun and dangerous so I can face my ...
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Timeline Of The Life Of Ernesto Che Guevara - 1,116 words
Today I would like to tell you the Biograpie of Ernesto Guevara also called El comandante che. First of all does anybody no anything about che? Young Ernesto GuevaraErnesto Guevara de la Serna is born June 14, 1928 in Rosario, one of the most important cities in Argentina, in a well off family. A family with aristocratic roots but socialistic ideas.After attending a primary school in 1947, Ernesto Guevara meets the young Berta Gilda Infante, also known as Tita. She is a member of the Argentine Communistic Youth. They build up a profound friendship. Together they read Marxist texts and discuss the actualities.In 1948, Ernesto, who is 20 years old at that time, undergoes an examination at the ...
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About Piranha's, Having A Piranha As A Pet - 615 words
Did you know that there are at least twenty-five different kinds of piranhas? Most have deep flat bodies, range in color from olive green to blue black, and have red orange bellies. The most dangerous of the species have large very sharp teeth, the upper and lower set which fit perfectly together. These remarkable fishes have other characteristics which enhance their biting ability. Their lower jaws are sturdy and they swing shut at an angle that gives maximum leverage. Their deep flat bodies which offer resistance when swung sideways through the water add to the leverage. Incredibly large muscles are attached to the jaws. The muscles are so sturdy that when you that when you look down a lar ...
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Thorough Essay On Brazil - 1,324 words
The name Brazil comes from Pau Brasil. There are around 145 million people living in Brazil, most of them near the coast. The population is growing rapidly and half of all Brazilians are under the age of 20. By the end of the century, it is estimated that Brazil's population will have reached 180 million. Brazil borders on ten other Latin American countries. Most of the northern part of Brazil is low-lying and veined by the mighty Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon is the largest river in the world. The native peoples of Brazil lived in the forests and along the rivers, hunting, fishing, and gathering fruits and nuts. When the Portuguese arrived early in the 16th century, it is est ...
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Thorough Essay On Brazil - 1,335 words
... ng, ministries, president's office, and more than a million people. Congress is made up of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, who make the laws by which the country is governed. They are also responsible for financial policy and relations with other countries. The president needs approval from Congress for many acts, but he can veto laws passed by them. The 26 states and the Federal District elect their own governor and legislature, and each state is divided into Municipios, each of which elects a mayor. Sugar, introduced in the 16th century by the Portuguese, was the first commercially successful agricultural crop in Brazil, followed early in the 18th century by coffee, brought in ...
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The Three Quotes - 720 words
In 1985 a young Brazilian photographer and filmmaker, Mitchelland two anthropologist friends started the indigenous video initiative Mekaron which means he who creates images in Brazilian language spoken by the Kayapo. During two years they worked with two groups of Kayapo: the Metuktire and the Mekrangnoty. Once the Kayapo had the video cameras in their own hands, initially they used it for the preservation of the cultural memory of the community, motivating the recording of their rituals. Afterward, video was utilised to communicate among villages and its chiefs,enabling relatives to see each other after many years. "Our observation of the use that the Kayapo did of radio, lead us to sugge ...
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