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AMAZON The Rainforest River The tropical region lies very close to the equator between 10 degree north and 10 degree south. The rainforest river flows from mountains to the west and reaches the Atlantic to the east. The river Basin drains portions of Brazil, parts of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia and a small part of Venezuela.
Climate of the Amazon Basin• The Amazon basin stretches directly on the equator & is characterized by hot & wet climate throughout the year.• The day & nights are almost equally hot & humid. The skin feels sticky.• The day temperatures are high with humidity. At night the temperature goes down but the humidity remains the same.
People at the Rainforests People grow most of their food in small areas after clearing some trees in the forest. Aircraft & helicopters are also used for reaching various places. The staple food of the rainforest is Manioc, also known as Cassava, that grows under the ground like potato.
The Ganga - BrahmaputraBasin The basin lies in the sub tropical region that is situated between 10 degree north & 30 degree north latitudes. The plains of the Ganga & Brahmaputra, the mountains & foothills of the Himalayas & Sundarbans delta are the main features of this basin. The summers are hot & winters are cool.
Fascinating Facts Bromeliads are special plants that store water in their leaves. Animals like frogs use these pockets of water for laying their eggs. Terraces are built on steep slopes to create flat surfaces on which crops are grown. The slope is removed so that the water does not run off rapidly.