The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book by The New York Public Library, Visit Amazon's Andrea Sutcliffe

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Keep on with the hoop of fireside from New Zealand to South the US. Navigate the Blue Nile and stroll the good Wall of China. Meet the 1st individual to arrive the South Pole and witness the "Green Revolution" in India. discover the folk, landscapes, and languages of our interesting planet and discover the solutions to your entire questions about global geography . . .How previous is the earth? See web page 8.Can volcanoes shape underwater? See web page 14.What are maquiladoras? See web page 50.Why are rain forests so very important? See web page 63.Where and what are the Pillars of Hercules? See web page 77.Is the purple Sea quite purple? See web page 88.What languages are spoken in Africa? See web page 112.Do any vegetation or animals stay in Antarctica? See web page 133.

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What is NAFTA? It’s the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by the United States, Canada, and Mexico in 1994. It means that these countries can trade freely with N O RT H AND CENTRAL AMERICA one another without having to pay taxes or duties on the goods traded. What kinds of products does the United States sell to other countries? Machinery and transportation equipment, especially airplanes, computers, and cars and trucks, top the list. Also important are manufactured items, metal, paper, textile fibers, metal ores, chemicals, and plastics.

The Northern Pacific 43 44 AMAZING WORLD GEOGRAPHY Earthquakes in Missouri T he West Coast of the United States isn’t the only place where major earthquakes can occur. Geologists predict that there is a 90 percent probability that the New Madrid fault in southeastern Missouri will produce a magnitude 6 or 7 earthquake within the next 50 years. Millions of people living in the Mississippi Valley area, including those in Memphis, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri, would be affected. plate is moving northwestward past the North American plate at a rate of about 2 inches (5 cm) per year.

His colleague in Cuba, Dr. Walter Reed, had earlier discovered that the diseases were spread by mosquitoes. It takes a ship about eight to ten hours to make the trip through the canal. By using the canal instead of going around South America, a ship traveling from New York to San Francisco can shave nearly 8,000 miles (12,880 km) off its journey. About 14,000 ships travel through the canal each year. 53 54 AMAZING WORLD GEOGRAPHY If the road is ever completed, it will be possible to drive the 16,000 miles (25,760 km) from Alaska to the bottom of Chile.

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