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Tapajós

(täpäzhôs`), river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, formed at the border of Mato Grosso, Pará, and Amazonas states, central Brazil, by the confluence of the Juruena and Teles Pirez rivers. It flows NE across W Pará into the Amazon River at Santarém. There are many falls and rapids on the river above Itaituba, the head of navigation and an important river port at the junction with the Trans-Amazon Highway. The Tapajós flows past Fordlândia and Belterra, both sites of failed attempts by Henry FordFord, Henry,
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 to establish large rubber plantations.
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A recent study from the Tapajos basin (Eastern Amazonia) indicates that H-Hg varied widely according to fish consumption habits (Dorea, de Souza, Rodrigues, Ferrari, & Barbosa, 2005).
Follow up of mercury in fish, human air and urine in Madeira and Tapajos basins, Amazon Brazil.
Other surveys were carried out by Celso Perota on the middle and upper Tapajos in 1979 and 1982 while PRONAPABA (the National Amazon Basin Archaeological Research Program) was running.
53) Vicente Tapajos, Historia do Brasil (Sao Paulo: Companhia Editora Nacional, 1953), 67.
Table 3 shows the values for the AGLB for selected areas in Tapajos (Keller et al 2001; Luckman et al.
Tapajos is one of many Brazilian guitarists of recent decades--Toquinho, Raphael Rabello, Romero Lubambo, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima are among a long list of others--who have proven equally adept at interpreting both classical and popular idioms.
The new parrot species was spotted in five different areas along the Rio Tapajos River, scientists are drafting a map of the area for the government environmental agency Ibama to draw up a preservation policy.
Then, from 1820 to 1834, the Austrian naturalist Johann Natterer amassed an amazing collection of natural history specimens and cultural objects, including a full set of brilliant Munduruku featherwork and trophy heads from the lower Tapajos, now in the Museum fur Volkerkunde in Vienna.
The Tuesday session of the Sixth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant heard about the alarming level of mercury readings found among villagers along the Tapajos tributary of the Amazon River in Brazil.
Two thirds of the Tapajos National Forest is inside the municipal boundary That's about 400,000 hectares," says Pantoja, Belterra's secretary of tourism and environment.
Dos terceras partes de la Floresta Nacional de Tapajos esta dentro de los limites del municipio.
Joint-venture partners Highgrade Ventures and Tapajos Gold report that the first diamonds have been recovered from their Aragarcas alluvial property in Brazil (MJ, July 9, p.