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Unformatted text preview: located in a tropical rain forest. Many parts of the Amazon basin receive over 400 inches of rain a year. It drains nearly the entire northern half of South America. During the rainy season, more than 7 million cubic feet of water empty into the ocean from the Amazon every second! The Amazon River is also home to some of the world’s largest and most exotic animals. The giant anaconda snake lives in the tropical waters of the Amazon. One of the world’s most ferocious fish, the piranha, is found in the Amazon and its tributaries. Some catfish have been found in the Amazon that weigh over 200 pounds. The Amazon is a ricer of extremes in many different ways....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Vladimir during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..
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