Brazil
The Scientific Electronic Library On-line - SciELO is an digital library covering a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals. Brazil's sights lengthen from frozen-in-time colonial cities to otherworldly landscapes of crimson-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands. Then there's Brazil's biodiversity: legendary in scope, its numerous ecosystems boast the best assortment of plant and animal species found wherever on earth.

Brazil's most famous celebration, Carnaval, storms via the country's cities and towns with hip-shaking samba and frevo, dazzling costumes and parties that last till sun up, but Brazilians hardly restrict their revelry to a couple weeks of the year. Although defined by law, Brazilian areas are useful mainly for statistical functions, and likewise to define the distribution of federal funds in development tasks.

Home tourism is a elementary market segment for the business, as 51 million people traveled throughout the nation in 2005, 286 and direct revenues from Brazilian vacationers reached USD 22 billion, 287 5.6 occasions extra receipts than international tourists in 2005.

There's horseback riding and wildlife watching within the Pantanal, kayaking flooded forests within the Amazon, ascending rocky cliff tops to panoramic views, whale watching off the coast, browsing stellar breaks off palm-fringed seashores and snorkeling crystal-clear rivers or coastal reefs - all are part of the good Brazilian expertise.

There's the dancehall forró of the Northeast, twirling carimbó of the Amazon, scratch-skilled DJs of São Paulo and an endless variety of regional sounds that extends from the twangy country music of Luiz Gastão Bittencourt the sunbaked sertanejo to the onerous-edged reggae of Maranhão.