America, North

America, North, is 4560 m. in length, contains over 8½ millions sq. m., is less than half the size of Asia, consists of a plain in the centre throughout its length, a high range of mountains, the Rocky, on the W., and a lower range, the Appalachian, on the E., parallel with the coast, which is largely indented with gulfs, bays, and seas; has a magnificent system of rivers, large lakes, the largest in the world, a rich fauna and flora, and an exhaustless wealth of minerals; was discovered by Columbus in 1492, and has now a population of 80 millions, of which a fourth are negroes, aborigines, and half-caste; the divisions are British North America, United States, Mexico, Central American Republics, British Honduras, the West Indian Republics, and the Spanish, British, French, and Dutch West Indies.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

America, Central * America, Russian
Amboise, George de, Cardinal
Amboyna
Am`brose, St.
Ambro`sia
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Amerbach, Johann
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America, Central
America, North
America, Russian
America, South
America, Spanish
American Fabius
American Indians
Ameri`go-Vespuc`ci
Ames, Joseph
Amha`ra
Amherst, Lord
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