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  North America Travel - USA - Canada - Mexico & Caribbean
Have you been pondering about a North America vacation? Then your waiting period is officially over! Here we have all the information you need to a smooth, fast, and easy transition into your dream travel experience.
In North America there is a vast array of vacation opportunities to choose from.
The history of Canada is told through the experiences that shape its people and the ideas that inspire them.
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In addition to plant taxonomists in North America and other parts of the world, biologists in the various governmental agencies help the project directly by reviewing and sometimes contributing treatments and indirectly by providing their expert knowledge to those who are preparing treatments.
Flora of North America treatments are based on critical evaluation of the literature, examination of specimens, and field and laboratory experience.
Flora of North America is an enormous undertaking, but the accumulation of data from monographic studies and regional floras has contributed so much that the time to attempt the kind of overall synthesis envisioned by Torrey and Gray more than 160 years ago is now clearly at hand.
hua.huh.harvard.edu /FNA/history.shtml   (3390 words)

  North America. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The continent is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Of greater impact on the subsequent history of the continent were Christopher Columbus’s exploration of the Bahamas in 1492 and later landings in the West Indies and Central America, and John Cabot’s explorations of E Canada (1497), which established English claims to the continent.
North America’s extensive agricultural lands (especially in Canada and the United States) are a result of the interrelationship of favorable climatic conditions, fertile soils, and technology.
www.bartleby.com /65/na/NAmer.html   (896 words)

 North America :: Travel to North America :: North America Journey :: North America Travel Guide
North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean.
Climate of United States of America Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the Great Plains west of the Mississippi River, mediterranean in coastal California, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January...
Education in the United States of America Education in the United States is provided mainly by the government, with control and funding coming from all three levels: federal, state, and local.
north-america.travel-chronicle.com   (975 words)

 Toward a Land Use History of North America: A Context for Understanding Environmental Change
Throughout human history, each new generation has accepted the state of the world that they inherited from their ancestors.
A comprehensive history of changes in land use and land cover could identify this variability, enabling policy makers and resource managers to make more informed decisions as they face increasingly complex choices regarding the use and conservation of the resources entrusted to their care.
A comprehensive land-use history for North America offers many opportunities for extending this understanding to a broader audience, allowing citizens to explore the complex and often striking long term shifts in land use and land cover that characterize the regions where they live.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /Introduction/context.htm   (1465 words)

 North American History after 1500 AD - History for Kids!
French, English and Spanish traders saw that the Algonquin, the Iroquois and the Cherokee and the Mississippians and the Pueblo people were not able to fight back anymore, because so many had died.
In the South, English and Spanish people (both men and women) wanted to grow rice and sugar cane and tobacco and indigo (a blue dye), which were good crops for that climate, but they couldn't find enough people to work on these farms.
But the English farmers in the South forced more and more West African people to come to North America to work on their plantations (big farms).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/northamerica/after1500/history/index.htm   (768 words)

 BBC - Wales History - Migration - North America
Legend has it that the first Welsh emigrants to the New World were Madog ab Owain Gwynedd (Prince Madog) and a band of settlers disillusioned with their lives in the 12th century.
In proportion to population, Irish emigrants to America in the 19th century outnumbered the Welsh by 26 to one.
The influence that many of the Welsh immigrants had on the emergence of modern America belies their relatively small numbers 16 of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence were of Welsh descent.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/history/sites/migration/pages/north_america.shtml   (653 words)

 Bunge North America (History)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bunge North American Grain Corporation (now known as Bunge North America) changes its name to Bunge Corporation and embarks on a period of consistent growth from primarily an international trading operation to a company with domestic grain origination capabilities and value-added processing assets.
Bunge Corporation changes its name to Bunge North America, highlighting the key role the Company plays in executing Bunge Limited's global strategy and reflecting its North American experience and the geographic focus of its operations.
Bunge Limited, Bunge North America's parent company, issues 17.6 million shares in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BG), ending almost two hundred years as one of the largest privately held companies in the world.
www.bungenorthamerica.com /about/history.htm   (1307 words)

 World Wide Web Virtual Library - Film History Index - North America
The goals of SCMS are to promote all areas of media studies within universities and two-and four-year colleges; to encourage and reward excellence in scholarship and writing; to facilitate and improve the teaching of media studies as disciplines and to advance multi-cultural awareness and interaction.
IAMHIST -The International Association for Média and History - http://www.iamhist.org/ - The International Association for Media and History is an organization of filmmakers, broadcasters, archivists and scholars dedicated to historical inquiry into film, radio, television, and related media.
The Film History Index is a joint project between the European University Institute's Library and History and Civilisation Department.
vlib.iue.it /hist-film/north-america.html   (2253 words)

 WHKMLA : Narratives - History of North America
For the French and the Dutch, North America was a traffic obstacle blocking the sea route to China.
By 1665, England owned all colonies on the eastern coast of North America between the Carolinas and what is Maine today (used to be a part of Massachusetts).
Meanwhile, the Industrial Revolution had unfolded in the northeastern states of the U.S.; the north, after initial defeats, was victorious over the Confederacy in the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865) because of her larger population and because of her industrial potential.
www.zum.de /whkmla/sat/texts/narrnamerica.html   (1447 words)

 Grivel North America - History
In the mid-1800s the Grivel family, flsmiths working in Courmayeur, began actively influencing the history of alpinism from their little factory at the foot of Mont Blanc.
The Grivels, a family of Walser origin, had already established a fine metal-working reputation with the agricultural tools they manufactured in an area that became known as Les Forges; this part of Courmayeur carries the same name today.
The demands of the mountains have evolved somewhat over the past hundred years and modern ice axes reflect these changes, but the tool's basic premise remains the same.
www.grivelnorthamerica.com /history.php   (195 words)

 A Population History of North America - Cambridge University Press
Professors Haines and Steckel bring together leading scholars to present an expansive population history of North America from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Population history of North American Indians Russell Thornton; 3.
A population history of the Caribbean Stanley L. Engerman; 12.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521496667   (329 words)

 Travel - North America and Around the World from LookSmart
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 LUHNA Homepage (Land Use History of North America)
As we come to appreciate its history and the long-term trends that have shaped the present, we realize that continuous change characterizes the planet, from the movement of continents to changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere.
Perhaps nowhere is change more obvious that on the planet's surface, where human land use shapes landscapes, alters ecosystems, and influences the diversity of life they support.
More importantly, it strives to convey the importance of a historical context for understanding ongoing changes in land cover and land use.
biology.usgs.gov /luhna   (215 words)

 Hurstwic: Norse Exploration in North America
The Norse voyages to North America are described in two Icelandic sagas, Eiríks saga rauða, and Grænlendinga saga.
The only North American site with indisputable evidence of a visit by Norsemen is L'Anse aux Meadows, at the northern tip of Newfoundland.
Wherever Vínland was, Norse visits to North America didn't stop with the three visits described in the sagas.
www.hurstwic.org /history/articles/society/text/North_American_exploration.htm   (1942 words)

 Open Directory - Society: History: By Region: North America: United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
America's Story - Presented by the Library of Congress, a site with information about American people and historical events, and each of its states.
History of the United States of America - Provides a history of the United States of America from ancient times to the modern era.
Today in History - Each day, an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Region/North_America/United_States   (1411 words)

 Da Vinci Books » History - North America
Learn of the founding fathers of America’s connections to various European secret societies, the League of the Iroquois and the secret destiny embedded into the Great Seal of the USA.
This book exposes the dark & critical role secret societies play within the ruling families in America and their tremendous influence on American democracy, current events, and world history.
Exposing a history of manipulation and deceit that goes right to the heart of the present World Order…and the new one to come.
davincibooks.com /archives/category/history-north-america   (374 words)

 Amazon.com: The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples: Books: Tim Flannery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Flannery must be an excellent teacher from the way he writes an ecological history of North America that starts with the demise of the dinosaurs.
He claims that within 300 years, all of the large mammals of North America had been driven extinct by relentless hunting.
Flannery presents and explores in the latter portion of his book many theses on how he thinks North Americans need to take care of their continent so that life as we know it is not jeopardized.
www.amazon.com /Eternal-Frontier-Ecological-History-America/dp/0871137895   (2685 words)

 History of North America Essays
There are 1 essays on History of North America.
A general timeline of events occurring on the North American continent from the growth of native settlements in 1000 to the end of the French and Indian War in 1763.
Events include Columbus' discovery of America, Cortez' conquest of Mexico, the founding of the first American colonies, and the Salem witch trials.
www.bookrags.com /essay/History_of_North_America   (94 words)

 North America - Kidipede - History for Kids
North America for Kids - North American history, religion, food, clothing, literature, and more
Anasazi pueblo, about 1300 AD Most historians divide the history of North America into two main sections.
North America - China - India - West Asia - Greece - Egypt - Africa - Rome - Islam - Germany - Middle Ages - Teachers - Site Index - Store - About Us - Home
www.historyforkids.org /learn/northamerica/index.htm   (219 words)

 Open Directory - Reference:Museums:History:North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Please list sites which present the history of an era or region through collections in museums composed of historic artifacts located in North America.
This category lists sites which present the history of an era or region through collections in museums composed of historic artifacts located in North America.
This category lists sites which present the history of an era or region through collections in museums composed of historic artifacts located in the United States.
dmoz.org /Reference/Museums/History/North_America/desc.html   (201 words)

 SAA Bulletin 13(3): Land Use History of North America
Efforts to intelligently manage the nation's biological resources are hampered by the lack of a historical perspective on conditions prior to European settlement and subsequent changes in the North American landscape.
When combined with more recent, remotely sensed data, from the earliest satellite deployments up to and including today's advanced technologies, it is possible to stitch together a continuous time line, from prehuman times to the present.
Much of the impact that humans have had on the environment can be viewed as a series of unplanned experiments, with particular perturbations generating measurable responses, in the form of contractions in the ranges of some species and expansions in the ranges of others.
www.saa.org /publications/saabulletin/13-3/SAA10.html   (755 words)

 History of Nations - North America
This site is including all of Central America and the Caribbean as being part of North America.
As such, all of the America's with the exception of South America is included here.
The national histories of the following North American nations are available:
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica   (43 words)

 Subject Research Guides: History- North America (Rutgers University Libraries)
Rutgers University Libraries comprises over twenty libraries and centers in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark, but the most substantial collection in American history is located in the Alexander Library on College Avenue Campus.
There are also significant resources for women's history in the Douglass Library, the women's studies library on Douglass Campus.
Oral History Archives of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War
www.libraries.rutgers.edu /rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/history_us/history_us.shtml   (145 words)

 History of North America - Canadian Information By Subject
Steveston Recollections - the History of a Village (Steveston Museum)
Canso Causeway's History and Impact (Gut of Canso Museum and Archives)
Marine History of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Yarmouth County Museum)
www.collectionscanada.ca /caninfo/ep097.htm   (4743 words)

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