How many countries are in South America? Where is the world's tallest waterfall? How long is the River Amazon? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of South America through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places. Part of the Introducing Continents series.