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Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: "Without risking life or limb, readers can explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this Where Is ...? title. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the 'population' of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life--animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that is home to an estimated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHE BASKET

Summary: Into the Amazon tells the remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and legendary Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rain forest to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. Two of the most celebrated men from their respective nations, Roosevelt and Rondon set out with twenty other adventurers in 1914. Over eight eventful weeks...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2018

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Bingham, Jane

Summary: Readers learn about the Amazon River, the region around it, and stories of its exploration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 577 BIN

Summary: A young boy disappears from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Years later his father finds him living with an Amazon tribe, but he doesn't want to leave, and ends up teaching his father about true civilization.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA EME

Le Breton, Binka.

Summary: In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to uproot themselves from their home in Washington, D.C. and start a new life in Brazil. They embarked on an adventure that many readers only dream about--transplanting themselves in a different country and learning (often the hard way) what it takes to survive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981.06 LEB

Martinez-Neal, Juana

Summary: Enjoying days spent with animal friends near her home in the Amazon, young Zonia wonders what to do on a day when the rainforest calls out to her for help, in a lushly illustrated story that is complemented by back matter about the Ashaaninka community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAR

McDermott, Gerald.

Summary: All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WLD Culture McDermott 2001

Tierney, Patrick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981.1 TIE

Grann, David.

Summary: After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918.1 GRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 918.1 Gra

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: 918.1 Gra

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 918.11 Grann 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FAWCETT, PERCY HARRISON GRA

McDermott, Gerald.

Summary: All the birds enjoy the song-like flute music of Jabuti, the tortoise, except Vulture who, jealous because he cannot sing, tricks Jabuti into riding his back toward a festival planned by the King of Heaven.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2001

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Montgomery, Sy

Summary: "Part science, part carnival--this winding adventure down the Amazon River with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and photographer Keith Ellenbogen explores how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and it's often misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 577.0981 MON

Stafford, Ed.

Summary: Describes the author's quest to walk the entire length of the Amazon River, offering details on the effects of deforestation and his encounters with both vicious animals and tribal members with machetes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 918.11 STA

Wallace, Scott.

Summary: Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the unconquered, the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus. Journalist Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon's uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981.1 WAL

Summary: The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE LOS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LOS RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Lo

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE LOS

Summary: Follows Céline Cousteau into the Amazon to reveal the threats Indigenous Peoples of the Javari face and how this is relevant.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRI

Dahl, Michael

Summary: Wonder Woman uses her magical bracelets to defeat the traps that Cheetah has laid for her in the jungles of South America, and capture her enemy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE DAH

Davis, Wade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2004

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 981 DAV

London, Mark.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.75 LON

Cheshire, Gerard

Summary: Identifies various habitats found in tropical rainforests including swamplands, estuaries and marsh lands as well as the different types of plants, insects and wildlife that inhabit them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2001

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 577.34 CHE

Montgomery, Sy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 599.538 MON

Whitaker, Robert.

Summary: Relates the eighteenth-century story of Jean Godin and his wife, Isabel, stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon River after Jean's epic exploration of South America, and describes Isabel's journey to reunite with her husband.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2004

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 des Odonais

Martinez-Neal, Juana

Summary: "Explora las maravillas de la Amazonía con Zonia, una niña asháninka, cuyas alegres aventuras en la selva se interrumpen un día por un misterioso y desconcertante descubrimiento." --contraportada.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 MAR SPANISH

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rayo 2002

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH ALL

Harris, Tim

Summary: "Take a captivating journey across the continent of South America to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in South America's distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you deep inside the Amazon rain forest, across the wide pampas grasslands, by spectacular waterfalls, and high up in Andean lakes"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Publishing Company 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 591.98 HAR

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