The Brazil Nut Industry — Past, Present, and Future
Learn everything about the Brazil nut tree, from its phenology to its natural history.
Stranglers and Banyans: Amazing Figs of the Tropical Rain Forest
Get a sense of the amazing and bizarre behaviors of the wild fig trees that grow in the jungle.
BBC Radio: Adventures of the Spider Man
Listen to Martin Nicholas as he discusses his passion for spiders, preparations for his trip to Peru to find the chicken-eating spider, and finally, his successful sighting of the infamous tarantula.
Ask the Scientists: Bee Lines
Bee experts David Roubik and James Nieh discuss their research on bees and bee communication.
Learn more about the Amazon’s unique animals and plants. Take a virtual tour of the National Zoo’s Amazon exhibit, where visitors can view more than 350 species of plants and dozens of species of mammals, birds, insects, and more.
Passport to the Rainforest
Explore the world’s largest rainforest through articles, video clips, and hands-on activities.
Monitoring the Brazilian Amazonian Forest
Satellite images show the yearly increments of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon from 2000 to 2001.
PBS: Journey Into Amazonia
JOURNEY INTO AMAZONIA features the swollen rivers, flooded forests, and dense canopy of the vast rainforest recognized as one of Earth’s natural wonders.
RELATED NATURE EPISODES
Deep Jungle: New Frontiers
Part I of the Deep Jungle miniseries.
Deep Jungle: The Beast Within
Part III of the Deep Jungle miniseries.
Pearce, Fred. DEEP JUNGLE. Cornwall, England: Eden Project Books, 2005.
Goulding, Michael. THE SMITHSONIAN ATLAS OF THE AMAZON. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2003.
—. AMAZON: THE FLOODED FOREST. New York: Sterling, 1990.
Raffles, Hugh. IN AMAZONIA: A NATURAL HISTORY. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.
Smith, Nigel, et al. THE AMAZON RIVER FOREST: A NATURAL HISTORY OF PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND PEOPLE. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Weil, Andrew. THE LOST AMAZON: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY OF RICHARD EVANS SCHULTES. New York: Chronicle Books, 2004.