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  CAUCE North America
CAUCE North America wishes to announce the launch of a new support program, now featuring many levels of individual and organizational membership for those wishing to actively assist with our important work and goals.
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  North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded 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.
North America occupies the northern portion of the landmass generally referred to as the New World, the Western Hemisphere, the Americas, or simply America.
North America's only land connection is to South America at the narrow Isthmus of Panama.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_America   (777 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: North America
Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America.
North America A subregion is a conceptual unit which derives from a larger region or continent and is usually based on location.
Patagonia is that portion of South America which, to the east of the Andes, lies mainly south of the Rio Negro (41°S), and, to the west of the Andes, south of (42°S).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/North-America   (4198 words)

  
 North America - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
North America is the third largest continent in area and the fourth ranked in population.
It is bounded 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.
The United States and Canada are sometimes grouped under the term Anglo-America while the rest of North America (not including Greenland, and some islands off the mainland coast) and South America is grouped under the term Latin America.
www.free-definition.com /North-America.html   (465 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - North America
North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa.
Although Canada, the United States, and Mexico are geographically in North America, in a European mindset, however, North America is often considered to include Canada and the United States, but not Mexico or any of the Central American countries, which in some contexts may cause confusion.
North America's only land connection is to South America at the narrow Isthmus of Panama and Panama Canal.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/North_America   (997 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: North America - North America Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
North America (the name "America" coming from Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci, who may have visited the mainland of North America in 1497 and 1498) is the third largest continent, lying mostly between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer, covering an area of 24,230,000 square kilometers.
North America ranks fourth in comparing population statistics of the continents, with 2000 estimates of more than 405 million inhabitants.
The most notable forests in North America are the taiga or boreal forest, which is a large expanse of mainly coniferous trees that covers much of central and southern Canada and Alaska.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/am/p0005.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Explorers of North America - EnchantedLearning.com
Ericsson was born in Iceland and was one of the sons of the explorer Eric the Red.
When they reached North America, the group opened sealed instructions and found that Smith was chosen as one of the seven leaders of the new colony.
America was named for him in 1507, when the German mapmaker Martin Waldseemüller, printed the first map that used the name America for the New World.
www.enchantedlearning.com /explorers/namerica.shtml   (9444 words)

  
 Matlock Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
NORTH of AMERICA present an emotive brand of new music that both recognizes and expands upon the canons and cliches of a decade of guitar based indie rock.
While blending the atonal guitar work of early era Chapel Hill bands with the math and dynamics of Chicago's more progressive sound, NORTH of AMERICA find their anchor in the urgency and sincerity of the DC influenced scene, dropping indie rock's typical tongue-in-cheek smarminess in favour of a more intelligent and serious approach.
NORTH of AMERICA formed in December of 1997, following the double hiatus of two Halifax area bands.
www.matlockrecords.com /northofamerica.html   (480 words)

  
 Mexico and Central America in the Electronic Passport
A conquistador was a leader in the Spain’s conquest of Mexico, Central America and Peru in the sixteenth century.
The canal was considered the greatest engineering feat of the modern age when it opened in 1914, but alternative methods of transportation have lessened its importance in recent years.
The canal actually runs north and south despite the fact that ships are traveling from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west.
www.mrdowling.com /711mexico.html   (1159 words)

  
 Phonological Atlas of North America
The Telsur Project is a survey of linguistic changes in progress in North American English, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This chapter defines the major dialects of North America on the basis of the status of the low short vowels /*/ and /o/ and the active chain shifts and mergers.
Regional maps of the Inland North are available where the phonological characteristics of the Northern Cities Shift may be examined in detail, with identification of each community and speaker.
www.ling.upenn.edu /phono_atlas/home.html   (798 words)

  
 North America Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Economically, North America is one of the wealthiest regions of the world.
Greenland - This spectacular north looking view of south Greenland shows numerous indentations along the coastline, many of which contain small settlements.
In the past, its natural port was used by English pirates as a hiding place for attacks on Spanish galleons.
www.geographicguide.com /north-america-map.htm   (2353 words)

  
 Americas Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
North America (Reference Map) 2002 (311K) and pdf format (314K)
North America (Reference Map) 2001 (998K) [pdf format]
North America (Reference Map) 2000 (774K) [pdf format]
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/americas.html   (366 words)

  
 USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Obsolete English Names of North American Birds and Their Modern Equivalents
Thus the familiar "plain" catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) of North America became the gray catbird to effect a parallel construction in name to that of the fl catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris) of Central America.
Further, for species with extensive distributions outside North America, the Check-list used English names that are generally accepted on a worldwide basis rather than perpetuate the situation in which a single species might have one English name in North America and another elsewhere.
The Florida (or common) gallinule of North America thus was called the common moorhen, as the species is known elsewhere in the English-speaking world.
www.pwrc.usgs.gov /research/pubs/banks/obsall.htm   (1852 words)

  
 North America map, North America maps, please buy your North America map from Map Town Ltd. Also: North America travel ...
North America map, North America maps, please buy your North America map from Map Town Ltd. Also: North America travel books and North America travel guides.
Spanning from the jungles of Mexico to the ice pack of the Arctic Circle, North America is one of the most climactically and geographically diverse continents on earth.
A North America travel guide can teach you about the kaleidoscope of cultures and lifestyles.
www.maptown.com /northamericamaps.html   (175 words)

  
 North America - Photos of New York, Canada - Mexico Greenland and San Francisco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Geographic Guide North America - Photos of New York - Canada - Mexico Greenland and San Francisco.
Guide to North America - Photos of New York - Canada - Mexico Greenland and San Francisco.
North America is composed by Canada (the second largest country in area in the world), U.S.A., Mexico, Greenland (Danish territory), Saint Pierre and Miquelon islands (a small French overseas department) and Bermuda (British dependency).
www.geographicguide.com /north-america.htm   (686 words)

  
 Snakes of North America
The cobra family is thought to have evolved from Colubrid snakes and many appear very similar in appearance with long, slender bodies and large scales (plates) on the head.
In North America, three species of elapids are found, two species of coral snakes and one sea snake.
All the vipers found in North America are in the subfamily of pit vipers (Crotalinae) having a pair of heat sensing pits located between each eye and nostril.
www.pitt.edu /~mcs2/herp/SoNA.html   (759 words)

  
 North America maps countries landforms lakes rivers mountains cities and more by World Atlas
North America maps countries landforms lakes rivers mountains cities and more by World Atlas
North America, the 3rd largest continent, includes Canada, Greenland, Mexico, the United States, all the countries of Central America and the island countries and dependencies of the Caribbean.
North America (Name the Country Map Test) and the answers here!
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/na.htm   (235 words)

  
 Moths of North America
Opler, Paul A. Lepidoptera of North America: 1.
Distribution of silkmoths (Saturniidae) and hawkmoths (Sphingidae) of eastern North America.
Distribution of Sphingidae of Western North America, revised.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/distr/lepid/moths/mothsusa.htm   (600 words)

  
 North Dakota Tourist Attractions
The Geographic Center of North America -- as important a center as you're likely to find -- lies in the town of Rugby.
That's where it was moved when North Dakota widened Hwy.
Amazingly, it wasn't until 1931 that this important Center was finally locked down.
www.roadsideamerica.com /map/nd.html   (492 words)

  
 NGC 7000 (North America Nebula)
Some people claim it may be visible to the naked eye under good, dark conditions, and a preferred object for amateur astrophotographers.
The distance to the North America Nebula is estimated at 1,600 light years.
The North America Nebula was perhaps detected by William Herschel.
www.seds.org /messier/xtra/ngc/n7000.html   (99 words)

  
 McCann Book Chapter 2 Section 2
Manter (1963) believed that the intestinal trematode Crepidostomum farionis of salmonids was transferred from Europe to North America in trout and became established (Hoffman and Schubert 1984).
The common carp is infected between the ages of 2 months and 3 years because it feeds on microcrustaceans, the intermediate host of the parasite (Hoffman and Schubert 1984).
It was presumably transferred from Japan to North America by fish hobbyists (Hoffman 1970).
aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu /mcdis2.html   (3311 words)

  
 Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
To advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.
Many Faces of Gender is an interdisciplinary volume that addresses the dearth in descriptions and analyses of gender roles and relationships in Native societies in North America’s boreal reaches.
War North of 80 is the personal story of Wilhelm Dege, the leader of the last weather station, code-named “Operation Haudegen.” Originally written in German, Dege's book describes the mission from beginning to end.
www.ucalgary.ca /aina   (442 words)

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