Brazil has been called the giant of South America and the closest thing to paradise on Earth. From sandy coastal beaches to dense Amazon jungle, Brazil is home to the second longest river in the world and the world's largest flood plain. The amazing Amazon is a focus of the book, with beautiful full-color images of the river, and its tributaries, as well as the people and animals that live on the river. Topics include: - the many rivers that run through the country and their hydroelectric potential. - the diversity of life in a rainforest - rainforest destruction - the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland - cities and towns in the Amazon - the incredible "planned" city of Brazilia - the country's many coastal cities.