Brazil is located in eastern South America along the Atlantic Ocean. Only slightly smaller in size than the U.S., it is by far the largest and most populous country in South America. From French Guiana to Uruguay, every South American country except Chile and Ecuador shares a border with Brazil.
Brazil provides a fascinating, current, and informative look at South America's most powerful country. It is an ideal source of information for geography classes, country reports, and students interested in South America. Valuable case studies cover such important topics as pollution and poaching in the Pantanal Wildlife Reserve, the use of forest plants for medicinal purposes, and the poverty that causes people to leave the state of Bahia for other states in the Southeast. Graphs, charts, and statistics show Brazil's population growth, its largest cities, its natural resources, and much more.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliography. Glossary.
About the Author(s)
Brian Dicks is a teacher and writer specializing in people and places. He teaches at King Alfred College, Winchester, and Southamptom University. Dicks has written several geography books for young people.