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BOOKS ABOUT EQUADOR & SOUTH AMERICA

Footprint Peru, Bolivia, & Ecuador
Footprint Peru, Bolivia & Ecuador

Ancient South America
Ancient South America

South American Table
The South American Table
(cooking)

South American Animals
South American Animals


Central & South America
Central
& South America




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Ecuador & The Galapagos Posters, Charts, Photographs & Maps
for social studies classrooms, home schoolers, offices.


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Ecuador Maps
Equador & Galapagos Islands Map

(2º0'0"S 77º30'0"W)

Ecuador Flag
Ecuador Flag


South America Political Map, Art Print
South America
Political Map,
Art Print

The Republic of Ecuador, which straddles the equator, is located in northwestern South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean on the west (and including the Galapagos Islands), Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and Chile on the south. The west of Ecuador consists of a coastal plain, moving inland to the east are the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest.

At an altitude of 9,200 feet Ecuador's capital city, Quito, is one of the highest capital cities in the world.



Night View of Quito with the Volcano Pichincha on the Horizon, Photographic Print
Night View of Quito with
the Volcano Pichincha on the Horizon, Photographic Print

(0º15'0"S 78º35'0"W)

Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is located on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. In October of 1999, the volcano erupted and covered the city with several inches of ash.

Quito is the second largest city in Ecuador and derives its name from the original Native American inhabitants, the Quitu tribe.

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Chart of the Gulf of Guayaquil, Pacific Coast, Giclee Print
Chart of the Gulf of Guayaquil,
Pacific Coast, Giclee Print

(2º11'0"S 79º53'0"W)

Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and center of business and manufacturing industries, is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, where it flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil.

The area was inhabited by Native peoples before the Spanish founded a city in 1538. It has been attacked by English and French pirates, ravaged by yellow fever, and in 1822 José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar held a conference there to plan for South America's independence from Spain.

FYI ~ Guayaquil was founded by Francisco de Orelanna, the first to navigate the length of the Amazon (1541-42).


Summit of Cotopaxi, and the Eruption of Cotopaxi, 1803, Published 1820s-30s, Giclee Print
Summit of Cotopaxi, and the Eruption of Cotopaxi, 1803, Published 1820s-30s,
Giclee Print

Villages Destroyed by Eruption of Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador, Photographic Prints
Villages Destroyed by Eruption of Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador, Photographic Prints

mountain posters
volcanoes posters


Mule Train Crossing a Bridge over the Rio Upano, Moreno Santiago Province, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Mule Train Crossing a Bridge over the Rio Upano, Moreno Santiago Province, Ecuador,
Photographic Print

Man Pushing Dug-Out Canoe to Water's Edge with Two Children on Board, Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Man Pushing Dug-Out Canoe to Water's Edge with Two Children on Board, Esmeraldas, Ecuador,
Photographic Print


Jivero Indian, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Jivero Indian, Ecuador,
Photographic Print

Woman in Traditional Hat, Saquisili, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Woman in Traditional Hat, Saquisili, Ecuador,
Photographic Print


Brine Fishing, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Brine Fishing, Ecuador, Photographic Print

Quichua Indians Poling Dugout Canoe, Amazon Rain Forest, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Quichua Indians Poling Dugout Canoe, Amazon Rain Forest,
Ecuador, Photographic Print

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Alpacas, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Alpacas, Ecuador,
Photographic Print

Close-Up of an Andean Condor (Vultur Gryphus), Photographic Print
Close-Up of an Andean Condor (Vultur Gryphus),
Photographic Print

National Bird of Ecuador


Emerald Tree Boa, Amazon, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Emerald Tree Boa, Amazon, Ecuador, Photographic Print

The Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus, is a non-venomous boa species found in the rainforests of South America.

The boa spends the day coiled over a tree branch with its head perched at the center, at night it extends its head downward in order to strike prey that may pass directly below.

The white markings are called “lightning bolts”.


Giant Tortoises at Charles Darwin Research Station, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador, Giclee Print
Giant Tortoises
at Charles Darwin Research Station,
Isla Santa Cruz, Galapapgos, Ecuador,
Giclee Print

The Galapagos Islands are a Pacific Island archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator about 600 miles west of continental South America. The Galapagos are a province of Ecuador and part of their national park system.

The islands are famed for their vast number of species unique to the location (endemic), and the studies by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the 'Beagle' that contributed to his theory of evolution by natural selection.

The word galapagos from the Spanish “galápago”, “saddle”— after the shells of giant tortoises found only there.


Handicrafts from Quito, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Handicrafts from Quito, Ecuador, Photographic Print

Temple of the Sun, Ingapirca, Canar Province, Southern Highlands, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Temple of the Sun, Ingapirca, Canar Province, Southern Highlands, Ecuador,
Photographic Print


World Religions - Christianity Wall Poster
Christianity,
Poster

World Religions -
Christianity Wall Poster

Cathedral in Riobamba, Ecuador, Photographic Print
Cathedral in
Riobamba, Ecuador,
Photographic Print

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Luke 6:37








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Simón Bolivar, Photographic Print
Simón Bolivar, Photographic Print

Simón Bolivar
b. 7-24-1783; Caracas, Venezuela
d. 12-17-1830; Santa Marta, Colombia (tuberculosis)

(Text from a poster that is no longer available) Simón Bolivar is often called “the George Washington of South America.” His heroic deeds helped many South American nations win their independence. During his lifetime, he helped millions of Latin Americans realize the dream of freedom. But he died without ever seeing his own fondest dream come true.

Simón Bolivar was born to a wealthy family in Caracas, Venezuela. His parents died when he was just a child, and he inherited a fortune. While on a trip to Europe, he met and married a young Spanish girl. But she died a short time after they returned to Caracas. Returning to Europe, Bolivar vowed that he would one day liberate Venezuela from the Spanish. He fulfilled this promise in 1811 when he captured Caracas and proclaimed Venezuela independent. The Spanish fought back, and soon forced Bolivar to flee to Jamaica and then to Haiti. But Bolivar gathered a force of fighting men and returned to South America. There, his victories over the Spanish led to independence for Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador.

Bolivar's dream was to unite all the countries of South America into one large and powerful nation. But one by one, the countries withdrew from the Colombian Union, as Bolivar called his union. By 1828, Simón Bolivar ruled only what is now Colombia. In 1830 health problems forced him to resign as Colombia's President, and he died in December of that year.

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