The Scientific Electronic Library Online - SciELO is an electronic library overlaying a specific collection of Brazilian scientific journals. There's the dancehall forró of the Northeast, twirling carimbó of the Amazon, scratch-expert DJs of renato franchi (visit the next page) 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 may be grouped into areas: Northern , Northeast , Central-West , Southeast and Southern The Brazilian regions are merely geographical, not political or administrative divisions, and they do not have any particular type of government.
Brazil's sights lengthen from frozen-in-time colonial towns to otherworldly landscapes of purple-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands. Then there's Brazil's biodiversity: legendary in scope, its various ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anyplace on earth.