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Children's LiteraturePart of the "Natural Wonders of the World" series, this book takes the reader on a literary and pictorial tour of the Amazon River, its rainforests, people and exotic animals. Also explored is the bounty given by the river, such as rubber, Brazil nuts, lumber and fish. The author also discusses the dangers of deforestation, pollution, and destruction of floodplain. The Amazon is at great risk. The book gives practical advice for visiting this fascinating region, from passport, visa and vaccination requirements to differences in languages, food, and water treatment. With no table of contents and a limited index, it is not useful as a research text. However, the section of "Quick Facts" at the end is concise and informative. 2005, Creative Education/The Creative Company, Ages 9 to 12.