North America is the third largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for about eight percent of the world's population. Stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, this northern hemisphere continent includes land forms and climates ranging from Alaskan glaciers to tropical Caribbean islands. Greenland and the Canadian Shield islands and hills are found in the northeast; the Appalachian mountain range runs down the eastern side of the continent, while the Cordillera ranges run down the western side. Between these ranges lie the vast Great Plains, which is often called the Bread Basket of America.
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The continent of North America contains something for everyone, with beaches, islands, big cities, national parks, and plenty of history. Visit this North American travel guide.
The North American continent includes Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Greenland, the Caribbean islands, and the countries of Central America. Visit this site to view the North America map.
The first people to come to the North American continent crossed the Bering Sea from Asia. Visit this North American history and culture overview to learn more about North America.
Canada borders the United States on the northern side and spans a large portion of North America. Despite the vastness of its size, most Canadian citizens live within 200 miles of the Canadian/US border.
Canada is located on the continent of North America. It is bounded by the United States to the south and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Canada is home to ten Provinces and three Territories.
Located on the continent of North America; Mexico is bounded by the USA to the north, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Central America to the southeast.
Central America is located at the southern-most part of North America, and comprises the 7 nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
This coloring page depicts a cardinal, a medium-size songbird with a crested head. These robust birds are widespread and abundant in North America. They have strong beaks, eat seeds, and do not migrate long distances.
Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League comprise the four major professional sports leagues in North America.
Halliburton, the second-largest oilfield services provider, could be poised for better times after a relatively tough 2016 and 2017, as higher oil prices improve demand for oilfield services both in North America and abroad.
By Trefis Team, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:08:00 -0400.
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters in Europe and North America in an effort to move decision-making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.
AutoNews.com. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:53:02 EST. Subscription required.
North America will host the 2026 World Cup.Host cities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada will comprise the 2026 event, which was awarded to North America on Wednesday over Morocco on the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match in Russia.
Newsmax. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:07:59 EDT.
NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars did not return a call from Earth Tuesday (June 12) while enduring a massive dust storm that scientists have called "one of the most intense ever observed."
Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor. Fox News. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:24:00 GMT.
Human activity greatly impacts the natural chemistry of the largest river in North America -- the Mississippi River. In a new, large-scale study, geologists have identified a unique chemical signature in the river.
Science Daily. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:36:15 EDT.
North America Bibliography
Firefly Atlas of North America. Buffalo, NY. Firefly Books. 2006.
North America Road Atlas. Greenville, SC. Michelin Travel Publications. 2003.
Forshaw, Joseph, et al. Birding. San Francisco, CA. Fog City Press. 1994.
Leach, Tam, Stephen Timblin, and Christian Williams. Skiing & Snowboarding in North America. New York, NY. Rough Guides. 2003.
Sutherland, Bruce, Drew Campion, and Michael Kew. The Stormrider Guide. Cornwall, England. Low Pressure. 2002.