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VII Std. GEOGRAPHY. Human. Environment. Interactions. The Tropical and the Subtropical Region. Life in the Amazon Basin. Tropical Region lies very close to the Equator:between 10 N and 10 S. Tropical Region lies very close to the Equator:between 10 N and 10 S.

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VII Std. GEOGRAPHY

Human

Environment

Interactions

The Tropical

and the Subtropical Region


Life in the Amazon Basin

Tropical Region lies

very close to the Equator:between 10 N and 10 S


Tropical Region lies

very close to the Equator:between 10 N and 10 S

The Amazon river basin drains portions of Brazil, parts of Peru, Bolivia, Equader, Columbia and a small part of Venezuela


Waterfall - North Amazon Basin


Amazon river


Igarapés (Narrow riverbank)


CLIMATE

Hot and wet climate through out the year.

Both day and nights are almost equally hot and humid.

It rains almost everyday.

The Day temperatures are very high.

At night temperature goes down.


Rain forests


It rains heavily,thick forests grow

Leaves and branches does not allow the sunlight

to reach the ground

Only shade tolerant

vegetation grow here.


The rain forests is rich in fauna.

Birds

Toucans


Humming bird


Bird of Paradise


Anaconda


The Boa constrictor


People in Rainforest


While man hunt and fish along the rivers,women take care of the crops.They maily grow TAPIOCA,PINEAPPLE and SWEET POTATO. They also eat QUEEN ANTS and EGG SACS.


CASH CROPS

  • COFFEE

  • MAIZE

  • COCOA


The Staple food is MANIOC also known as CASSAVA


They practice SLASH and BURN AGRICULTURE


Some families live in THATCHED houses shaped like bee hives.


There are other large apartment like houses called “MALOCA”


Animals

Ant eating taper


Sloth


Monkeys, Snakes, Crocodiles


Amazon river Dolphins


The piranha is an Amazon fish with a bad reputation. One species (kind) of piranha has powerful jaws and sharp teeth that can tear flesh from bones.


The largest snakes are the anaconda and the reticulated python. They both can grow as long as 33 feet (10 meters) and can weigh up to 550 pounds (250 kilograms).


People of the rain forests

  • Men hunt and fish along the rivers, women take care of thre crops.

  • They maily grow;

  • TAPIOCA

  • PINEAPPLE

  • SWEET POTATO

  • Staple food is MANIOC


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