Juruá River, Brazil
The Juruá River is one of the longest tributaries of the Amazon River, flowing slowly through the half-flooded forest country it traverses in the Amazon Basin. Along the river’s main course are free-standing ‘oxbow lakes’, formed when a river changes course.
Tropical rainforests have some of the largest rivers in the world because of the tremendous amount of precipitation their watersheds receive.
Given its size, remote sensing is the best way to study the Amazon Basin on a large scale – especially for assessing the extent and damage due to deforestation.
Like so many towns on the Adriatic, Monopoli's history has been thoroughly influenced by its east-facing position and its fortified sea-front walls and castle tell many a story.
Parking in or around Piazza XX Settembre, location of a colourful street market, head east towards the cathedral. To find it just look upwards and you are sure to see its elegantly conceived bell tower thrusting into the sky. Built in 1693, the tower is over 60 metres high, completely dominating the town below.