|Description: A map of Rainfall in South America. "The most plainly marked seasons are the wet and dry, and they are determined by the position of the equatorial rain belt...The enormous amount of rain which falls on the Atlantic slope of South America gives to it some of the greatest rivers in the world. The Amazon, while not so long as the Mississippi-Misouri, has a larger basin and discharges much more water into the ocean." &mdashRedway, 1898.|
Source: Jacques W. Redway and Russell Hinman, Natural Advanced Geography (New York, NY: American Book Company , 1898) 104
Map Credit: Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman.