Face of North America: The Natural History of a Continent
Presents a journey into the realm of North American ecology and geology; an exploration of the continent leading through seacoasts, rivers, prairies and mountains to reveal the multiple forces that have created our landscapes and wildlife.
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North America 375 million 150 million and 50 million years ago
Fishing banks of New England and the Maritime Provinces
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