The amazon river in a rain forest rivers around the world molly aloian on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers introduces the amazon river describing its sources its course through nine south american countries the plants. The history of the amazon river the people who lived in and around it and what it has meant to the region begins many thousands of years before the river got a name the amazon river in a rain forest rivers around the world. The amazon river supplies more fresh water to the worlds oceans than any other river it also has the more tributaries than any other river and the worlds largest watershed though a national geographic article published in 2007 offers some evidence that the amazon is the longest river in the . Covering more than 27 million square miles the amazon basin is the worlds largest drainage basin better than twice the area of the next biggest the congo its eponymous river by far the . The the amazon river drains about 6915 million sq km 2722 sq mi or roughly 40 percent of south america but generally areas outside the basin are included when people speak about the amazon the ice ages caused tropical rainforest around the world to retreat tree of rivers the story of the amazon by john hemming the fate of the
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