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Amazon Rainforest Tours and Travel | Exploration of the Amazon

Exploration of the Amazon got underway shortly after Europeans began claiming sovereignty over different parts of the continent. Early explorers, perhaps those who had imagined a less ambitious journey, called the river "green hell." The first European to "discover" the river was Spanish explorer, Vicente Yanez Pinzon, who reached the mouth of the Amazon in his travels along the coast of Brazil. He called it Rio Santa Maria de la Mar Dulce, or Sweet Sea for short, a term still used to describe the vast outflow of fresh water at the river's mouth far into the Atlantic.

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AMAZON RAINFOREST ARTICLES

General Amazonia topics
The Amazon Rainforest
Amazon, the River
The Tributaries of the Amazon
Fish Species of the Amazon River
Animal Species of the Amazon River
Animals of the Amazon Rainforest
Birds of the Amazon Rainforest
Flora of the Amazon Rainforest
Flooding in the Amazon Rainforest
The Conundrum of Conserving the Amazon
International Efforts to Save the Amazon
Bio-piracy: The Struggle of Science vs. Commerce in the Amazon
Amazon, Inc.
The Challenge of Sustainable Economic Development in the Amazon
Twenty Ways to Experience the Amazon Rainforest
Visiting the Manu Area of the Peru Amazon
Visiting the Tambopata Area of the Peru Amazon
Visiting the Napo Tributary of the Ecuador Amazon
Visiting the Pastaza Tributary of the Ecuador Amazon
Exploration of the Amazon
Armchair adventure in the Amazon
Reading about the Amazon
Reading Fiction in the Amazon
Rubber, the Amazon's Tree of Fortune
Living in the Amazon
The Indigenous People of the Peru Amazon
The Huaorani People of the Ecuador Amazon
The Border Tribes of the Amazon Rainforest