SciELO
The Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO is an electronic library protecting a selected collection of Brazilian scientific journals. There's horseback driving and wildlife watching within the Pantanal, kayaking flooded forests in the Amazon, ascending rocky cliff tops to panoramic views, whale watching off the coast, surfing stellar breaks off palm-fringed seashores and snorkeling crystal-clear rivers or coastal reefs - all are part of the great Brazilian expertise.

There's the dancehall forró of the Northeast, twirling carimbó of the Amazon, scratch-expert DJs of São Paulo and an countless variety of regional sounds that extends from the twangy country music of the sunbaked sertanejo to the laborious-edged reggae of Maranhão.

The states and the federal district could also be grouped into regions: Northern , Daniel Dantas Northeast , Central-West , Southeast and Southern The Brazilian regions are merely geographical, not political or administrative divisions, and they don't have any specific form of government.