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Author Aloian, Molly.
Title The Amazon : river in a rain forest / by Molly Aloian.
Pub Info New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., 2010.
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 981 Alo     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Series Rivers around the world
Rivers around the world.
Audience 1050L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.7 1 1 136057
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Contents The amazing Amazon -- On course -- Living in the Amazon -- Travel and commerce -- An Amazon at risk? -- Comparing the world's rivers.
Summary Second in length only to the Nile, the Amazon River carries a greater volume of water than any other river in the world. This book features the fascinating facts about this far-reaching river and the animals, plant life, and indigenous cultures that live in the surrounding rain forest. Flowing from the Andes Mountains in South America down to the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon supports farming, tourism, fishing, logging, mining, and hydroelectric power production. However, agricultural practices, deforestation, and pollution threaten South America's great river, which plays a key role in Earth's natural cycles and climate regulation.
Subject Rivers.
Amazon River -- Juvenile literature.
Amazon River Valley -- Juvenile literature.
Amazon River.
Amazon River Valley.
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