The Call of the Amazon: Explorers and Expeditions of the Amazon Rainforest
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Earth Snapshot • Rivers Running Through the Amazon Rainforest ...

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Rivers winding their way through Brazil's Amazon Rainforest appear as tan lines due to the sediments they carry. Visible in the upper part of the image is the Amazon River, the world's largest river by waterflow.
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10 Bizarre Creatures of the Amazon Rainforest

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Top 10 Lists: The fast-disappearing Amazon rainforest harbors some amazing creatures. Most of use have heard of vampire bats, piranhas and the anaconda, but among the forest's inhabitants are weird and wonderful ...
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KEMO'S JOURNAL - Myths & Legends

Although the trip would not end well, it did lead to Orellana's achievement of being the first person to sail the Amazon River all the way to its mouth. The original story of El Dorado actually goes back to the writing of El Camero, ...
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Salt seeds clouds in the Amazon rainforest: Researchers track down ...

It's morning, deep in the Amazon jungle. In the still air innumerable leaves glisten with moisture, and fog drifts through the trees. As the sun rises, clouds.
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The Amazon rainforest’s clouds may come from mushrooms

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I have not ever visited the Amazon, but in my imagination, it is populated by some serious, colorful, amazing fungi, all of which will either kill you or get you extremely high. But a new paper in ...
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El Dorado, legendary country of South America

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A Brief History of Amazon Exploration | Project Amazonas

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The Victorian Ethos of the Discovery and Exploration of a New World

The explorers Henry Bates and Percy Fawcett embodied this spirit more than anybody else. Henry Bates is world-renowned for being one of the first explorers to successfully voyage into the Amazon Forest.
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Amazon tribe massacre alleged in Venezuela

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Village of 80 people was firebombed from the air, say activists, by illegal gold miners based in neighbouring Brazil...
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Today about 20,000 Yanomami people live in small communities in the Amazon rainforest bordering Brazil and Venezuela. I first came to know about the Yanomami from the remarkable photographs of artist–activist Claudia ...
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The Call of the Amazon

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The exploration of uncharted and unnamed places has always fascinated me. There is a romantic quality about discovering even a waterfall or an outcropping of rock that has never been seen by human eyes. And the ultimate place to explore, that still, even in the 21st century has not been mapped all the way out, is the Amazon Rainforest. The fact there are still native peoples deep in the jungle who still have not made contact with the outside world is incredible. And just the idea of exploring for exploring’s sake is one that has been with me from my early childhood, when I would run through local woods and name trees and record my “observations” in a journal. I recently read David Grann’s book “The Lost City of Z” and my interest in the region and exploring and explorers was reignited.

For my research paper, I will research the Amazon jungle, and more importantly, the famous explorers of the Amazon who are to me kindred spirits. I will study the effects that these explorers had on the attitudes and mindsets of Europe and the United States in dealings with not just the Amazonian area, but also Brazil and the whole of Latin America. Starting chronologically with Spanish explorers and continuing through the exploits of famous 20th century explorers like Percy Fawcett, the paper will discuss the discoveries of each expedition, and how each expedition contributed to the globalization of Latin America, the environmental changes that happened from the first expedition till now, and to focus on US/Latin American relations, the best example being former President Theodore Roosevelt’s journey down “The River of Doubt”. I will discuss the relation of the Amazon River to the rainforest and the native peoples who live there, and also the myths and legends surrounding the Amazon, such as El Dorado or the Lost City of Z.
This paper will seek to root out the overall impact of explorers and exploring on the Amazon, and if that impact was positive or negative, and how it contributed to modern issues in the Amazon, such as deforestation and loss of biodiversity. And it will allow me to fully investigate an area of the Earth that has always interested and captivated me.

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