Readers and report writers get the big picture by examining the planet continent by continent. Each volume offers a look at countries in the continent and brings to light similarities and differences in culture, language, and geography. Readers explore each region and gain an understanding of geography, history, and natural resources. Quotes from inhabitants of each continent offer a personal view on life around the world.
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A CONTINENT OF CONTRASTS
DISCOVERY AND EXPLORATION
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agricultural Alaska Area Population Currency Atlantic Aztecs Belize City Britain British Canada Capital Area Population Caribbean dollar 3,000 Caribbean islands Castro cattle grazing Central America Central American countries century climate colonial conquest of Mexico continent continent's crops Cuba culture desert drug earthquakes East Caribbean dollar English European export farming Fidel Castro fishing French GDP per person Greenland grown Guatemala Gulf of Mexico Haiti heartland Hernan Cortes illegal immigrants important independence Indian Lake land large U.S. largest manufacturing Mexican Mexico City Mexico-U.S. border million mineral mountain Native Americans North America northern Northwest Territories Ontario Pacific coast Panama Canal Peninsula percent Population Currency GDP Principal language provinces Quebec rain forest region rivers Salvador service industries settlements settlers slavery slaves small-scale southern Spanish standard of living sugar temperate temperatures Tenochtitlan tourism trade Trinidad Tropical U.S. economy United States's volcanoes western winter Yucatan