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The first involves medical care in South America.
I read somewhere they swipe cars and ship 'em down to South America where the druggies buy 'em. Maybe that's it.
They want me to make another sales trip — to South America.
Escaping to South America in 1836, he was given letters of marque by the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which had revolted against Brazil.
It is represented in the south-west of North America by other forms that by some writers are deemed species, and in the northern parts of South America by the C. phoeniceus, which would really seem entitled to distinction.Advertisement
It thus serves as an entrepot for much of the commerce between Atlantic and Pacific ports, and between the interior towns of Central and South America and the cities of Europe and the United States.
SouTH TEMPERATE REGI0N.This occupies widely separated areas in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
He didn't want her to go because he would be concerned about her safety in South America.
Of the Sarcopsyllidae the best known species is the "jigger" or "chigoe" (Dermatophilus penetrans), indigenous in tropical South America and introduced into West Africa during the second half of last century.
Past elevations of land, however (and doubtless equally great subsidences) have taken place in South America since the Eocene, and the conclusion that extensive areas of land have subsided in the Indian Ocean has long been based on a somewhat similar distribution of giant tortoises in the Mascarene region.Advertisement
The supposed continent extended across the south pole, practically joining Australia and South America.
From an area corresponding to what is now South America there entered a fauna and flora, which, after undergoing modification, passed by way of Tasmania to Australia.
The birds of Australia in their number and variety of species may be deemed some compensation for its poverty of mammals; yet it will not stand comparison in this respect with regions of Africa and South America in the same latitudes.
The colonies were, however, to have other and bitter experiences of strikes before Labour recognized that of all means for settling industrial Australians in South America.
Immediately to the south of Nares Deep lies the smaller Makarov Deep; and off the coast of South America are Tizard Deep and Havergal Deep.Advertisement
In the South Atlantic the narrow land surfaces of Africa and South America produce comparatively little effect in disturbing the normal planetary circulation.
By the despatch of a squadron to South America he obtained satisfaction for injuries inflicted thirteen years previously upon an Italian subject by the United States of Colombia.
Since then it has been discovered in other botanic gardens in various parts of Europe, its two most recent appearances being at Lyons (1901) and Munich (1905), occurring always in tanks in which the Victoria regia is cultivated, a fact which indicates that tropical South America is its original habitat.
The cardoon and milk thistle, both European plants, cover tracts of country in South America with impenetrable thickets in which both man and beast may be hopelessly lost.
Amongst broadleaved trees Juglans has a similar Holarctic range, descending to the West Indies; so has Aesculus, were it not lacking in Europe; it becomes tropical in South America and Malaya.Advertisement
And it cannot be doubted that the profusion of Melastomaceae in South America was not derived from elsewhere, but the result of local evolution.
Bacon argued keenly on geographical matters and was a lover of maps, in which he observed and reasoned upon such resemblances as that between the outlines of South America and Africa.
The direct line of Portuguese exploration resulted in the discovery of the Cape route to India by Vasco da Gama (1498), and in 1500 to the independent discovery of South America by Pedro Alvarez Cabral.
In the same year Alonso de Ojeda, accompanied by Juan de la Cosa, from whose maps we learn much of the discoveries of the 16th century navigators, and by a Florentine named Amerigo Vespucci, touched the coast of South America somewhere near Surinam, following the shore as far as the Gulf of Maracaibo.
In 1508 Alonso de Ojeda obtained the government of the coast of South America from Cabo de la Vela to the Gulf of Darien; Ojeda landed at Cartagena in 1510, and sustained a defeat from the natives, in which his lieutenant, Juan de la Cosa, was killed.Advertisement
The first detailed account of the west coast of South America was written by a keenly observant old soldier, Pedro de Cieza de Leon, who was travelling in South America from 1533 to 1550, and published his story at Seville in 1553.
In the interior of South America the Spanish conquerors had explored the region of the Andes from the isthmus of Panama to Chile.
In South America scientific exploration was active during this period.
Lofty lines of fold mountains form the " backbones " of North America in the Rocky of Mountains and the west coast systems, of South America in the Cordillera of the Andes, of Europe in the Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians and Caucasus, and of Asia in the mountains of Asia Minor, converging on the Pamirs and diverging thence in the Himalaya and the vast mountain systems of central and eastern Asia.
In South America strictly defined boundaries are still the exception, and the claims of neighbouring nations have very frequently given rise to war, though now more commonly to arbitration.'
The faunas of the two are as absolutely distinct as those of South America and Africa, and it is only because they are separated by a narrow strait instead of the broad Atlantic that they have become so slightly connected by the interchange of a few species and genera.
For instance, the kagu (Rhinochetus) of New Caledonia, a queerly specialized form with Gruine affinities pointing only to South America.
Early in the World War he went to South America to buy horses for the British army, and carried out his mission with success.
Canada had no railway till 1853, and in South America construction did not begin till about the same time.
A transcontinental line was long ago undertaken across South America from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, where the continent is only about goo m.
All these have greatly declined in numbers, being profitably replaced by sheep. Land-birds are few in kind, and are mostly strays from South America.
As a rule flies are of small or moderate size, and many, such as certain blood-sucking midges of the genus Ceratopogon, are even minute; as extremes of size may be mentioned a common British midge, Ceratopogon varius, the female of which measures only 14 millimetre, and the gigantic Mydaidae of Central and South America as well as certain Australian robber-flies, which have a body 1-11n.
Here you find articles in the encyclopedia on topics related to South America.
The only information at this period on the ornithology of South America is contained in the two works on Chile by Molina, published at Bologna in 1776 and 1782.
His Ecclesiastical Characteristics (1753), Serious Apology (1764), and History of a Corporation of Servants discovered a few years ago in the Interior Parts of South America (1765), attacked various abuses in the church and satirized the "moderate" party.
Mackerel are found in almost all tropical and temperate seas, with the exception of the Atlantic shores of temperate South America.
Florida that have been examined, 187 are common to the West Indies, Mexico and South America.
The hairless dogs of Central Africa are greyhounds employed chiefly in hunting antelopes, and there are somewhat similar varieties in China, Central and South America.
The group is unknown in South America.
Sucre was the first city of Spanish South America to revolt against Spanish rule - on the 25th of May 1809.
The anchorage is good and safe, and the harbour is one of the best on the Pacific coast of South America.
Callao was formerly the headquarters in South America of the Pacific Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.
A subsidized Peruvian line is also contemplated to ply between the Pacific ports of South America with an eventual extension of the service to Europe.
Just before, he had made a very brief tour in Jamaica and South America.
The violets comprise a large botanical genus (Viola) - in which more than 200 species have been described - found principally in temperate or mountain regions of the northern hemisphere; they also occur in mountainous districts of South America and South and Tropical Africa, while a few are found in Australasia.
These animals are found only in the tropical regions of South America.
Of the ruminants, Brazil has only four or five species of Cervidae, which are likewise common to other countries of South America.
The same infatuated passion for mining speculation which had characterized the Spanish settlers in South America now began to actuate the Portuguese; labourers and capital were drained off to the mining districts, and Brazil, which had hitherto in great measure supplied Europe with sugar, sank before the competition of the English and French.
Of more marine habit are P. philippensis and P. fuscus, the former having a wide range in Southern Asia, and, it is said, reaching Madagascar, and the latter common on the coasts of the warmer parts of both North and South America.
Durban is also in regular and frequent communication by passenger steamers with the other South African ports, as well as Mauritius, Zanzibar, &c., and with India, Australia, the United States and South America.
This was the primitive process all over the world; in the East, South America and similar regions it still holds its own.
On his return he assisted his father in surveying the Stockton & Darlington and Liverpool && Manchester lines, but in 1824 he accepted an engagement in South America to take charge of the engineering operations of the Colombian Mining Association of London.
In the age of discovery the Portuguese and Spaniards became the great disseminators of the cultivation of sugar; the cane was planted in Madeira in 1420; it was carried to San Domingo in 1494; and it spread over the occupied portions of the West Indies and South America early in the 16th century.
Comparatively uncommon in Western Europe, the Taenia saginata is common in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
The habit of snuff-taking was observed and described by Ranton Pane, a Franciscan who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage (1494-1496), and the practice of tobacco-chewing was first seen by the Spaniards on the coast of South America in 1502.
Like the other states of South America its constitution provides for popular control of legislation and the execution of the laws through free elections and comparatively short terms of office, but in practice these safeguards are often set aside and dictatorial methods supersede all others.
The bulk of the over-sea trade of Trieste is done with the Levant, Egypt, India and the Far East, Italy, Great Britain and North and South America.
This makes the occurrence of a species of Corallus in Madagascar less remarkable, while all the others live in Central and South America.
The journal of his voyage to South America was published in Paris in 1751.
He also wrote in favour of inoculation, and on various other subjects, mainly connected with his work in South America.
A native gold amalgam is found as a rarity in California, and bismuth from South America is sometimes rich in gold.
The colonial policy proper was broken down by the revolt of the North American colonies from Great Britain, and later of Mexico and Central and South America from Spain.
Maracaibo is chiefly known, however, as one of the principal commercial centres and shipping ports on the northern coast of South America.
It comprises about loo species, largely Mexican but scattered through South America and the West Indies.
Excluding some varieties of domestic dogs, wolves are the largest members of the genus, and have a wide geographical range, extending over nearly the whole of Europe and Asia, and North America from Greenland to Mexico, but are not found in South America or Africa, where they are replaced by other members of the family.
Thus the connecting belt of water is narrow as compared with the extent of the oceans from north to south - Drake Strait south of South America is barely 400 m.
The " Challenger " expedition found it on the Agulhas Bank, do the eastern coasts of Australia, Japan, South America and on the west coast of Portugal.
In South America coal is known in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, northern Chile, Brazil (chiefly in the south), and Argentina (Parana, the extreme south of Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego), but in no country are the workings extensive.
It is found chiefly in England and Ireland, but there are branches in the United States of America, in South America and in Australia and New Zealand.
Thus regarded, it becomes reasonable to suppose that North and South America have in a broad way been developed under a succession of somewhat similar strains in the earth's crust, and that they are, in so far, favourable witnesses to the theory that there is something individual in the plan of continental growth.
In strong contrast with this relation of close fellowship is the exceptional isolation of far southern South America.
Excepting the barren lands of the Antarctic regions, with which Patagonia is somewhat associated by a broken string of islands, the nearest continental lands of a more habitable kind are South Africa and New Zealand., In contrast to the sub-Arctic land ring, here is a sub-Antarctic ocean ring, and as a result the land flora and fauna of South America to-day are strongly unlike the life forms of the other south-ending continents.
For further treatment of the physical geography of the American continents, see North America, South America.
In Waldseemiiller's map of 1507 the name is given to a body of land roughly corresponding to the continent of South America.
Between September 1493 and the time of his last voyage (May 1502 to November 1504), Columbus explored the West Indies, reached the mainland of South America at the mouth of the Orinoco and sailed along the coast of Central America from Cape Honduras to Nombre de Dios (near Colon).
After the preliminary period of conquest the whole of the Spanish possessions were divided into the two "kingdoms" of New Spain, - consisting of Venezuela and the Spanish possessions north of the isthmus - and of New Castile, a title soon changed to Peru, which included the Central American isthmus and all of South America except Venezuela and Brazil.
Textile work in other parts of South America did not differ from that of the Southern states of the Union.
The Caribs were the Haidas of the Caribbean Sea and northern South America.
The American Museum in New York has prepared a series of monographs on the tribes of the North Pacific coast, of northern Mexico, and of the Cordilleras of South America.
For the coasts of South America the vast shell-heaps are the repositories of ancient history.
In South America the shell-heaps, of enormous size, are supposed to show that the animals have undergone changes in size and that such vast masses require untold ages to accumulate.
Hatcher, demonstrate the Pleistocene nature of the deposits, by which is not necessarily meant older Quaternary, for their horizons have not been differentiated and correlated in South America.
In South America there are mints at Lima, Santiago, Buenos Ayres and Tegucigalpa.
In North America about ten species of lamprey occur, while in South America and Australasia still others are found.
In South America the species of parrots, though numerically nearly as abundant, are far less diversified in form, and all of them seem capable of being referred to two, or, at most, three sections.
Dadaya macrops (Sars, 1901), from South America and Ceylon, has a very large eye and an eye-spot fully as large, but it is a very small creature, odd in its behaviour, moving by jumps at the very surface of the water.
The American coasts are for the most part mountainous and unbroken, the chief indentation being the Gulf of California; but the general type is departed from in the extreme north and south, the southern coast of South America consisting of bays and fjords with scattered islands, while the coast of Alaska is similarly broken in the south and becomes low and swampy towards the north.
Hence the Pacific basin may be regarded as a stable and homogeneous geographical unit, clearly marked off round nearly all its margin by steep sharp slopes, extending in places through the whole known range of elevation above sea-level and of depression below it - from the Cordilleras of South America to the island chains of Siberia and Australia.
The great warming and abundant rainfall of the island regions of the western Pacific, and the low temperature of the surface water in the east, cause a displacement of the southern tropical maximum of pressure to the east; hence we have a permanent " South Pacific anticyclone " close to the coast of South America.
On the west coast of South America the cold waters of the Humboldt or Peruvian Current corresponding to the Benguela Current of the South Atlantic, make their way northwards, ultimately joining the South Equatorial Current.
It may be added that this belt narrows greatly towards the east, mainly from the south, in sympathy with the northward flow of cold water off the coast of South America.
Tupinambis teguixin, the "tej u" of South America and the West Indies, is the largest member of the family; it reaches a length of a yard, most of which, however, belongs to the strong, whip-like tail.
Non-committal as regards evolution, he vastly broadened the field of vertebrate palaeontology by his descriptions of the extinct fauna of England, of South America (including especially the great edentates revealed by the voyage of the " Beagle "), of Australia (the ancient and modern marsupials) and of New Zealand (the great struthious birds).
Thus the collective fauna of ancient South America mimics the independently evolved collective fauna of North America, the collective fauna of modern Australia mimics the collective fauna of the Lower Eocene of North America.
Successive discoveries have revealed certain grand centres, such as (1) the marsupial radiation of Australia, (2) the littleknown Cretaceous radiation of placental mammals in the northern hemisphere, which was probably connected in part with the peopling of South America, (3) the Tertiary placental radiation in the northern hemisphere, partly connected with Africa, (4) the main Tertiary radiation in South America.
The university of Mexico received much support from both church and state, but it never gained a position comparable to the universities of South America - Cordoba, Lima (San Marcos) and Bogota.
Readers of Dante know the idea that the dead have no shadows; this was no invention of the poet's but a piece of traditionary lore; at the present day among the Basutos it is held that a man walking by the brink of a river may lose his life if his shadow falls on the water, for a crocodile may seize it and draw him in; in Tasmania, North and South America and classical Europe is found the conception that the soul - o-tab., umbra - is somehow identical with the shadow of a man.
In the countries which bound its northern limit it is not frequently met with, but in South America it is quite common, and Don Felix de Azara states that when the Spaniards first settled in the district between Montevideo and Santa Fe, as many as two thousand were killed yearly.
In habits it is very similar to its congener of the Old World, and in winter it migrates to the Antilles and to Central and South America.
The fable of the centaurs, if the derivation from to goad, Taupos, bull, be accepted (but see Centaur), would indicate the early existence of pastoral peoples living on horseback, like the modern cowboys (cp. "cow-punchers") or gauchos of North and South America.
Officially the name is The United States of America, but The United States (used as a singular and not a plural) has become accepted as the name of the country; and pre-eminent usage has now made its citizens Americans, in distinctiofi from the other inhabitants of North and South America.
After Europe the largest shares of exports are taken by North America, Asia and Oceania, South America and Africa in order.
In 1664 a new " Company of the West Indies " (Compagnie des Indes Occidentales) was organized to control French trade and colonization not only in Canada but also in West Africa, South America and the West Indies.
Land is being extensively put under wheat in the pampas of South America and in the prairies of Siberia.
Erodona and Himella are fluviatile forms from South America.
Capybaras can be easily tamed; numbers are killed on land by jaguars and in the water by caimans - the alligators of South America.
The city is lighted by gas and electricity, has an abundant water-supply, and cable connexion with Europe, the United States, other Antilles and South America.
Lamoureux, Hand-Book of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, 1887); Frank Vincent, Around and About South America (New York, 1890), chapters xxv.
Perognathus and Heteromys have rooted molars; the latter genus is distinguished by the presence of flattened spines among the fur, and has species extending into South America.
In America, where the more typical kinds are known as white-footed, or deer, mice, the cricetines absolutely swarm, and include a host of genera, the majority of which are North American, although others are peculiar to Central and South America.
Although the family has such a wide dis tribution, the greater number of the species are restricted to Europe, northern and central Asia and North America; South America having very few.
The cottontails, or wood-rabbits, of North and South America are regarded as forming a genus, Sylvilagus, by themselves, which includes the Brazilian and Paraguay hares, and appears to be chiefly distinguished by a certain feature in the parietal region of the skull.
Colonized by the steady industrial peoples of northern Europe, there is no danger of the turbulence of the industrially indolent but more passionate peoples of Central and South America.
A good deal of business is done, however, for South America and other markets in which the goods are bought for delivery in the Manchester warehouse, all charges for packing, &c., and carriage being extra.
A Republican in politics, and a firm believer in the doctrines of strict construction and state sovereignty which Thomas Jefferson had been principally instrumental in formulating, he opposed consistently the demand for internal improvements and increased tariff duties, and declined to follow Henry Clay in the proposed recognition of the independence of the Spanish colonies in South America and in the Missouri Compromise legislation.
Peccaries,which range from New Mexico and Texas to Patagonia, are represented by two main types, of which the first is the collared peccary, Dicotyles (or Tagassu) tajacu, which has an extensive range in South America.
In South America there is considerable superficial resemblance between the little bush dog (Speothos venaticus) of Guiana and Brazil and the large weasel-like animal of the same countries - the tayra (Galera barbara).
These cases, however, have a peculiar interest and importance for they have been studied in fuller detail than any others and the discovery of a particular instance in South America first suggested to Bates the theoretical explanation of this bionomical phenomenon.
On the Amazons and in other parts of South America there are butterflies of the group Ithomiinae which are distasteful and have all the characters of specially protected species, being conspicuously coloured, slow of flight, careless of exposure and abundant in individuals.
Although mimicry in the Lepidoptera has been carried to a greater extreme in South America than in any other country of the world, remarkable instances of it have taken place in the Ethiopian and Oriental regions.
In South America the passive character of the population made them submissive alike to the Spanish government and the Roman faith.
In addition to the fur skins coming from North America vast numbers from Russia, Siberia, China, Japan, Australia and South America are offered during the same periods at public auction.
Chinchillone.-Size 13 X 8 in., obtained also from South America.
Is a species of goat found in Patagonia and other parts of South America.
They have a similar wool to the vicuna, but coarser and redder; both are largely used in South America.
Slink lambs come from South America and China.
They are obtained from the northern part of South America.
Only a few are now imported from South America for carriage aprons or mats.
The animals are found widely spread throughout North and South America.
The colour is a pale golden-brown and the fur is held in great repute in South America for carriage rugs.
Paraguayan tea is used in place of the ordinary tea or coffee in many parts of South America.
Later he undertook further scientific travels in Africa, South America and India.
Thus we have in the northern hemisphere the Sahara desert, the deserts of Arabia, Iran, Turan, Takla Makan and Gobi, and the desert regions of the Great Basin in North America; and in the southern hemisphere the Kalahari desert in Africa, the desert of Australia, and the desert of Atacama in South America.
Buffon and his successors saw that the Tinamous, though passing among the European colonists of South America as "Partridges," could not be associated with those birds, and Latham's step, above mentioned, was generally approved.
In Brazil organized private enterprise established a considerable settlement of German emigrants, and though any political power was for the time impossible, German commerce increased greatly throughout South America.
Next in importance comes Great Britain, afterwards India, Italy, the United States of America, Russia, France, Switzerland, Rumania, the Balkan states and South America in about the order named.
Artichokes and tomato sauce are the principal of these products, of which several dozen million tins are annually exported from Sicily to the Italian mainland, to Germany and to South America.
The Napo and its tributaries are celebrated in the early history of South America as the route by which Gonzalo Pizarro and Oreliana first reached the Amazon, and it was afterwards the principal route by which the early expeditions across the continent at this point connected the Andean Plateau with the Amazon.
The Gulf of Guayaquil, which lies between the Ecuadorean and Peruvian coasts, is the largest gulf on the Pacific coast of South America between Panama and Chiloe.
The heat is modified at many points on the coast, however, by the cold Humboldt current which sweeps up the west coast of South America from the Antarctic seas.
Espinosa had hardly entered on his office when, in August 1868, the country was visited by an earthquake, in which 30,000 people are said to have perished throughout South America.
In caverns and superficial deposits of South America occur remains of extinct species more or less closely related to modern llamas; but previous to the Upper Pliocene the group is unknown in South America, which it reached from the north.
The birth-rate is uniformly high and the death-rate low; and, despite the emigration of many families to South America and the United States, the census of 1900 showed that the population had increased by over 75,000 since 1877.
The fact that the southern extremity of South America is the only land extending into this belt gives it special physical importance in relation to tides and currents, and its position with reference to the Antarctic Ocean and continent makes it convenient to regard it as a separate ocean from which the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans may be said to radiate.
Telegraphs radiate to all parts of the island; a submarine cable to Key West forms part of the line of communication between Colon and New York, and by other cables the island has connexion with various parts of the West Indies and with South America.
They are invested by the sheaths of leaves, much used in packing oranges in south Europe, and the more delicate ones for cigarettes in South America.
It is cultivated only to a limited extent in the United States, but seems to have been commonly grown by the Indians in many localities in North and South America.
These beds are the result of ice-action, and it is interesting to note that a similar boulder bed is associated with the Glossopterisbearing deposits of Australia, South Africa and probably South America.
Its growth at first was slow, but on the abolition of the Cadiz monopoly in 1778 it became a free port and its trade increased so rapidly that it soon became one of the chief commercial centres of South America.
In 1591 direct trade between the Philippines and South America was prohibited.
The main Nicaraguan cordillera, which flanks the depression on the east, has often been called the Cordillera de los Andes, from its supposed continuity with the mountain-chains of Panama and the west coast of South America.
In South America upper Cambrian rocks have been recorded from north Argentina.
Bogota is an archiepiscopal see, founded in 1561, and is one of the strongholds of medieval clericalism in South America.
The seeds of Acacia niopo are roasted and used as snuff in South America.
Remscheid is a centre of the hardware industry, and large quantities of tools, scythes, skates and other small articles in iron, steel and brass are made for export to all parts of Europe, the East, and North and South America.
Humboldt gives a very graphic account of the combats which are carried on in South America between the gymnoti and the wild horses in the vicinity of Calabozo.
By the end of the 19th century every large city in Europe and in North and South America was provided with a public electric supply fcr the purposes of electric lighting.
There are, however, certain cases in which the sources of error above mentioned are reduced to a minimum, and cannot seriously affect the results; such as those of the Jews, the Dutch at the Cape of Good Hope and in the Moluccas, and the Spaniards in South America.
In some of the hottest parts of South America Europeans are perfectly acclimatized, and where the race is kept pure it seems to be even improved.
These instances, so well stated by Spruce, seem to demonstrate the complete acclimatization of Spaniards in some of the hottest parts of South America.
Any person who has compared the physical characters of the native races of South America must be convinced that these have all originated in a common stirps.
In South America another large Ratite bird, the rhea, is called ostrich; it can be distinguished at once from the true ostrich by its possession of three toes.
It is known in South America in the home of the potato plant.
The cultivation of the cinchona, several species of which have been introduced from South America and naturalized in the Sikkim Himalaya, promises to yield at a comparatively small cost an ample supply of the febrifuge extracted from its bark.
Almost all the orders of birds are well represented, and the marvellous variety of forms found in the eastern Himalaya is only rivalled in Central and South America.
There are large and gorgeous species of Papilio, Nymphalidae, Morphidae and Danaidae, and the more favoured localities are described as being only second to South America in the display of this form of beauty and variety in insect life.
In addition to its direct foreign commerce Portugal derives much benefit from its share in the trade between South America and Europe.
Large liners from Liverpool, Southampton, London, Hamburg, Havre and Antwerp call regularly for passengers or cargo at Leixoes or Lisbon, or both ports, on their way to and from South America (especially Brazil).
North-east of Lake Titicaca there is a confused mass or knot (the Nudo de Apolobamba) of lofty intersecting ridges which include some of the highest peaks in South America.
It is less used in England now than formerly, but is still largely consumed in South America.
On his voyage home from South America the ship was burnt and all his collections lost, except those which he had despatched beforehand.
There is a society at Mauritius, and correspondents in various parts of South and West Africa, India, Japan, the West Indies and South America.
It is a port of call for many lines trading between Western Europe and South America.
Direct knowledge of the tribes who made them is scanty, but implements so similar in make and design having been in use in North and South America until modern times, it may be assumed for purposes of classification that the Neolithic peoples of the New World were at a similar barbarous level in industrial arts, social organization, moral.
Until 1867 English manufacturers of quinine were entirely dependent upon South America for their supplies of cinchona bark, which were obtained exclusively from uncultivated trees, growing chiefly in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador, the principal species which were used for the purpose being Cinchona Calisaya; C. officinalis; C. macrocalyx, var.
No speech of his is perhaps more famous than that in which he claimed the initiative in recognizing the independence of the revolted Spanish colonies in South America in 1823 - "I resolved that, if France had Spain, it should not be Spain with the Indies.
The Uropygi are found only in Central and South America and in south and eastern Asia, from India and south China to the Solomon Islands.
In the early Pleistocene epoch, when South America became connected with North America, some of the glyptodonts found their way into the latter continent.
Their language is closely allied to that called Old Tehuelche; it is a hard, slow-spoken speech, not at all resembling the soft, rapidly-spoken language of the Yagans, which has many points Notes of a Naturalist in South America (London, 1887).
In Central and South America alligators are represented by five species of the genus Caiman, which differs from Alligator by the absence of a bony septum between the nostrils, and the ventral armour is composed of overlapping bony scutes, each of which is formed of two parts united by a suture.
At the same time it is rich in animal and plant types of its own, especially the latter, and is considered one of the best fields in South America for the student and collector.
Many of the species are common to the Devonian rocks of the Falkland Islands, North and South America and Europe, with perhaps a closer resemblance to the Devonian fauna of South America than to that of any other country.
One of the largest and most widely distributed is the common iguana (Iguana tuberculata), which occurs in the tropical parts of Central and South America and the West Indies, with the closely allied I.
The actual elevation of the canal above sea-level is not known, but is of primary importance to the study of the hydrography of South America.
Precisely the same may be said of the hares, which, however, become scarce in South America.
Among the existing land Carnivora (of which no representatives except the introduced dingo are found in Australasia) the cat-tribe (Felidae) has now an almost cosmopolitan range, although it only reached South America at a comparatively recent date.
The weasel-tribe (Mustelidae) is clearly a northern group, which has, however, succeeded in penetrating into South America and Africa, although it has never reached Madagascar.
Elsewhere they occur in South America and throughout a large part of the northern hemisphere, where they appear to have survived in India to the later Oligocene or Miocene.
Thence both elephants and mastodons reached North America by the Bering Sea route; while the former, which arrived earlier than the latter, eventually penetrated into South America.
Rhinoceroses disappeared comparatively early from the New World, and never reached South America.
Horses, now unknown in a wild state in the New World, although still widely spread in the Old, attained a more extensive range in past times, having successfully invaded South America.
As regards the deer-family (Cervidae), which is unknown in Africa south of the Sahara, it is quite evident that it originated in the northern half of the Old World, whence it reached North America by the Bering Sea route, and eventually travelled into South America.
Whether its birthplace was in Africa or to the north, it is, however, clear that the hollow-horned ruminants are essentially an Old World group, which only effected an entrance into North America at a comparatively recent date, and never succeeded in reaching South America.
From the latter area, where wild camels still exist, the group may be assumed to have made its way at an early period into North America; whence, at a much later date, it finally penetrated into South America.
The " exceedingly irregularly rounded, low-pointed mountains and hills covered by dense forests " (Hill) are Antillean, not Andean, and lie at right angles to the axes of the systems of North and South America.
In the 16th century the Spanish explorer Orellana asserted that he had come into conflict with fighting women in South America on the river Maranon, which was named after them the Amazon or river of the Amazons, although others derive its name from the Indian amassona (boat-destroyer), applied to the tidal phenomenon known as the " bore."
They are common pets of the Spaniards in South America.
In 1737 he was appointed to the "Centurion," 60, on the eve of war with Spain, and when hostilities had begun he was chosen to command as commodore the squadron which was sent to attack her possessions in South America in 1740.
It is with the Andalusian dialect that we can most readily associate the varieties of Castilian which are spoken in South America.
Thus we have in Natal the gigantic Microchaeta rappi, in Ceylon Megascolex coeruleus, in Australia Megascolides australis, and an equally large form in South America.
Peripatus is found in Africa, in Australasia, in South America and the West Indies, in New Britain, and in the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
The most northerly limit of the penguins' range in the Atlantic is Tristan d'Acunha, and in the Indian Ocean Amsterdam Island, but they also occur off the Cape of Good Hope and along the coast of Australia, as well as on the south and east of New Zealand, while in the Pacific one species at least extends along the west coast of South America and to the Galapagos; but north of the equator none are found.
Practically the whole trade in palm oil, which comes exclusively from West Africa, is confined to Liverpool, and the bulk of the tallow imported into Europe from Australasia, South America and the United States, is sold in the marts of London and Liverpool.
The connexion of this system with that of the Rocky Mountains, which has been pointed out by many writers, has received much support from the discovery of the extensive eruptions of granite during Tertiary times, extending from the southern extremity of South America to Alaska.
The Jurassic and Cretaceous formations, which in the Southern Cordillera are situated outside of the range to the east, form to a considerable extent the mass of the great range, together with quartz porphyry, the Tertiary, granite and other eruptive rocks, which have been observed along all the chain in South America up to Alaska in the north.
In Australia, South America and South Africa a few plants have been found which agree closely with Lower Carboniferous types of the northern hemisphere.
In New South Wales, for example, we have such genera as Rhacopteris and Lepidodendron represented by species very similar to those recorded from Lower Carboniferous or Culm rocks in Germany, Austria, England, Spitzbergen, North and South America and elsewhere.
There can be little doubt that the Indian Lower Gondwana rocks, in which the boulder-beds and the Glossopteris flora occur, must be regarded as belonging to a vast continental area of which remnants are preserved in Australia, South Africa and South America.
The Dip teridinae are represented also by species from Mesozoic rocks of Persia (Map B, D 2), Greenland (Map B, D 3), North America (D 4), South America (D 5) and China (D6).
The forest regions of southern Asia, Africa and South America are particularly rich in species.
It may be said that, on the whole, the distribution of the batrachians agrees to some extent with that of fresh-water fishes, except for the much less marked affinity between South America and Africa, although even among the former we have the striking example of the distribution of the very natural group of the aglossal batrachians, represented by Pipa in South America and by Xenopus and Hymenochirus in Africa.
They want me to make another sales trip â€” to South America.
It was easy enough to remember the last time she cycled â€” the day Alex left for South America.
Two are mated to Guardians, one in South America and the second in New York.
A species of human botfly found in Central and South America attaches its eggs to a bloodsucking mosquito that it captures and then releases.
These disputes include major civil engineering and energy projects in the Middle East and South America.
Graffiti on the walls form a link to 19th century Welsh colonists of South America.
Interesting facts The Spanish conquistadors brought guinea pigs to Europe from South America 400 years ago.
Thus the taking of the first photographic image in Australia is in direct line with the first daguerreotype taken in South America.
These hellraisers ride around in South America on the backs of snails, eating the excreta their ambling mounts produce.
On October 27 Ajax became the flagship of Commodore Harry Harwood's South America Division.
The Agouti is a smooth-coated guinea pig that most closely resembles the wild type of guinea pig found in South America.
The following chapter describes a seething Maelstrom of revolution and drug wars, Central and South America.
Maya cozumel south america are signs the months in advance.
Experience elsewhere in South America has shown that current pasturage and crop monocultures are unsustainable in this environment.
Finding a fossil monotreme in Argentina suggested that monotremes once occurred across Gondwanaland (Antartica, Australia and South America ).
Contrast that to less technologically complex parts of Turkey, Iran, China, or Central or South America hit by similar magnitude quakes.
In fact, millions of people living in Asia and South America rely on glacial runoff for drinking water and irrigation.
Most of these birds spend the winter in Central America, and parts of South America including southern Chile and Argentina.
Cocaine is a short acting powerful, central nervous system stimulant that comes from the coca bush which grows widely in South America.
The biggest growing sector in our hobby is the continuous arrival of large terrestrials from South America.
But, with the growing demand for alpaca wool, large herds are now being built up throughout South America and the United States.
They occur with frequency also in northern Africa, and in many parts of North and South America the aboriginal populations have practised similar customs. Sepulchral tumuli, however, vary so much in shape and size that the external appearance is no criterion of age or origin.
Although definite information on this point is required, it seems probable that the southern part of North America and South America possessed certain native domesticated breeds of cats previous to the European conquest of the country; and if this be so, it will be obvious that these breeds must be derived from indigenous wild species.
It was the birthplace of Simon Bolivar, and claims the distinction of being the first colony in South America to overthrow Spanish colonial authority.
European countries absorb the greater part of Italian sea-borne trade, whereas most of the passenger traffic goes to North and South America.
Accordingly their disproportionate prevalence in South America points unerringly to the lower rank of the avifauna of the region as a whole, and therefore to the propriety of putting it next in order to that of the Australian region, the general fauna of which is admittedly the lowest in the world.
Consequently, beetles of this family are most abundant in forest regions, and reach their highest development in the dense virgin forests of tropical countries, South America being particularly rich in peculiar genera.
The Progressives have a college, a theological seminary and a publishing house at Ashland, Ohio; and they carry on missionary work in Canada, South America and Persia.
It was noticed that certain Indian tribes of South America played with a ball composed of a resilient and elastic substance, which afterwards was found to possess the power of removing lead pencil marks from paper and came into commerce as " Indian Rubber."
It is here that the coast of South America extends farthest to the westward until it reaches Capes Blanco and Parifla, and then turns southward to the Bay of Paita.
Nieboer finds it only on the North Pacific coast as far south as Oregon, among the Navajo and the Cibola pueblos, and in a few tribes of Middle and South America.
The principal regions of which the population is still a matter of mere conjecture are the Turkish empire, Persia, Afghanistan, China and the Indo-Chinese peninsula, in Asia, nearly nine-tenths of Africa, and a considerable portion of South America.
To the evidence advanced by a great number of authors comes the clinching testimony of the existence of a number of varieties of Australian marsupials in Patagonia, as originally discovered by Ameghino and more exactly described by members of the Princeton Patagonian expedition staff; while the fossil shells of the Eocene of Patagonia as analysed by Ortmann give evidence of the existence of a continuous shoreline, or at least of shallow-water areas, between Australia, New Zealand and South America.
Peccaries,which range fromNewMexico andTexas to Patagonia, are represented by two main types, of which the first is the collared peccary, Dicotyles (or Tagassu) tajacu, which has an extensive range in South America.
The Mexican treasure ships fell into the hands of Piet Heyn, the boldest of their admirals, in 1628; and they 'were able to send armies across the ocean, conquer a large part of Brazil, and set up a flourishing Dutch dominion in South America (see Dutch West India Company).
Some of the more northern American deer, such as the wapiti, reindeer and elk (moose), are closely allied to Old World species; but there is also a group of exclusively American deer (Mazama) - the only one found in Central and South America - the members of which are unlike any living Old World deer; and these must be regarded as having reached the western hemisphere at an earlier date than the wapiti, reindeer and elk (see Deer, Elk, Fallow-Deer, Muntjac, Musk-Deer, Pre David'S Deer, Reindeer, Roebuck, Water-Deer, &c.).
Soon, from Hawaii, Oregon and Sonora, from the Eastern states, the South Seas, Australia, South America and China came an extraordinary flow of the hopeful and adventurous.
Once his ship was sailing in the great Pacific Ocean, It was four hundred miles from the coast of South America.
In Central and South America in 2000 were eighteen million Internet users; today, more than two hundred million.
The College are now looking forward to using the lessons learned in South America during the remainder of the rugby season.
Jobs between periods of imprisonment include stoker on ships to Holland and South America.
At the project, volunteers get to take part in turtle conservation, working with wildlife in South America up close.
A financial crisis in Southeast Asia spreading like wildfire around the globe to Russia and then South America.
These vehicles are far more common in South America.
When DDT was banned in the United States, the surplus was sold to countries in South America for use in the production of banana crops, which were then sold back to American grocery stores.
Acai juice is the juice of the acai berry, a fruit that has been cultivated in many parts of South America for centuries.
Acai berries hail from the rain forest areas of South America.
Acai berry is a tropical berry that doesn't grow outside of Central and South America.
Acai berry is the fruit of the acai palm, a common tree in Central and South America.
Sadly, there is little research outside of South America on this healthful fruit because it can't be grown anywhere else.
From New Zealand, Singapore, and Europe to South America - the questions are basically the same - how can I look more beautiful?!
Seafarers, whether whalers, explorers or traders. would encounter conch horns being used in all of the southern waters of the world from China to southeast Asia to South America and the Caribbean.
The actress was in South America to participate in a TV show celebrating Peru's culture.
No one is really sure why she had to fly to South America for such a simple procedure, but she did and ended up going into cardiac arrest.
International destinations include the Panama Canal, Europe, and South America.
Carnival Cruise Line offers trips to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and South America during the Christmas and New Year's timeframe.
Additional MSC cruises sail to popular ports in North America, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, South America and South Africa.
The world-famous engineering feat allows cruisers to sail effortlessly from North to South America while experiencing incredible natural wonders.
Fortunately, there are ways you can save on sailings to South America.
Traditionally, the hat is made from leaves of a palm-like plant that is native to Central and South America.
The coffee industry in Central and South America has long been characterized by oppressive working conditions, in which big businesses has the power and growers were expected to work for little to nothing.
Guarana is an Amazonian seed used by locals to beat fatigue, while Yerba Mate is a natural energy source found in the Mate leaf of South America.
Remaining largely unchanged over the years, the Jungle Cruise attraction takes visitors down several major rivers in Asia, Africa and South America.
Sometime in the future, North America and South America are in a terrorism war.
Right now Australia and South America have a huge edge on providing value price wines without tasting like value wines.
On the South America side Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec aren't too slouchy either.
There are wine regions all around the world, spanning from South America to Australia and beyond.
Wines made from grapes in very warm growing regions like Australia, California and South America are often fruity.
Intermediate prevalence rates, about one in 1000 pregnancies, have been found in Central and South America.
The disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, is most common in Central and South America and Central Africa.
An outbreak of foot and mouth disease swept through Great Britain and into other parts of Europe and South America in 2001.
Worldwide, the disease is common, especially in newborns in developing parts of Asia, Africa, and South America where immunization is not universally available.
By contrast, infection in some areas of South America is 1,000 times more frequent.
Yaws, which also affects the skin and bones, occurs in the humid equatorial countries, while pinta, which only affects the skin, is common among the native peoples of Mexico, Central America, and South America.
It was also between 1910 and 1920 that tango dancers and musicians traveled from South America to Europe, setting a tango craze off in Paris first, then spreading to London and Berlin.
Along the evolution of the genre, several influences have come from South America.
Salsa is yet another dance that originated in Cuba and spread throughout South America and eventually the world.
Candomble, Mexican dances, and Capoeira are only a few other examples of dance forms that started in South America and spread throughout the world.
Bikinis in South America are in fact "itsy bitsy".
For those of us who have spent most of our swim time on the fairly conservative beaches of North America, a trip to South America can result in beach culture shock.
The Brazilian bikini is a product of the sun-drenched beaches of South America where tanning is serious business.
However, these suits quickly jumped the line, and soon guys in speedos were strutting their barely concealed "stuff" on beaches across Europe as well as North and South America.
Speedos were regarded quite differently in Europe, South America and parts of Asia where the populace wasn't quite as uptight about the human body.
In North America, the typical mini bikini wearer is usually someone in fairly good physical shape, aged late teens to late twenties, but take a trip down to South America and you'll find a much different picture.
In South America and parts of Europe it's a completely different story.
They're also a staple on the less inhibited shores of South America where sunbathing is practically considered a national pastime.
Not quite a thong, yet not quite your standard string bikini, the string tanga is a good way to blend in with Europeans, fit in on the beaches of South America and even on the beaches like Miami, Florida and Malibu.
Thong bikinis may be a staple on the French Riviera, and the beaches of South America and Australia, but they are not the typical swimwear found in many parts of North America.
Acai is a tart berry found in South America.
A group like Habitat for Humanity is a great example of this - very few individuals can leave their jobs and families to go build houses in South America - but anyone can write a check to support their efforts.
Some raffia is made from the raffia palm, a plant that grows in tropical areas of Africa, Central America, and South America.
For decades, residents of the American Southwest and South America have reported sightings of a strange animal that they believe is attacking their livestock.
Chupacabra, also known as [[Chupacabra Images|El Chupacabras]] or Chupacabras is a cryptid that is believed to be indigenous to Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America and the United States.
After these documented reports, Chupacabra sightings spread quickly throughout South America in particular, including Mexico.
Although the two were like oil and water, they shared a magical chemistry that led to adventurous storylines in South America and as well as to mysterious underground cities like Eterna.
Purchased by NBC-Universal in 2001, Telemundo produces its own content of Telemundo novelas where previously it imported novelas from multiple countries in South America.
Telenovelas are popular in Mexico, South America and around the world.
Common courier destinations include all the major cities in Europe, Asia, South America and the Orient.
Burberry also has stores in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Oceania, and South America.
She was also instrumental in introducing yoga to the people of South America.
Since the center was founded in 1998, it has grown to serve children with a variety of special needs throughout Florida, Europe and South America.
In fact, both China and South America are expected to gain a 50 percent share in manufacturing in the years to come.Due to the worldwide recession, most auto manufacturers are producing vehicles on the same platform.
Friendship bracelets were first popularized by the people of Central and South America.
The acai berry comes from South America.
It begins with the pods from a cacao tree, which grows in shady spots in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America.
These beans are grown in South America and considered the top beans for producing truly fine chocolates.
Trinitario--This hybrid bean is grown in several areas of South America and a variety of Caribbean islands.
If you plan on traveling or staying in South America for a short or extended period of time, you may want to consider purchasing a South America travel insurance policy.
The more remote areas of South America have few or no medical care facilities.
Another important factor to consider when traveling to South America is health insurance.
Travelers can also buy South America travel insurance from a wide variety of insurance agents, companies, and brokers.
Make sure that you have coverage, and if you don't, consider purchasing a South America travel insurance policy.
On June 1, 2005, Jack married model Karen Elson during the band's tour of South America.
It was easy enough to remember the last time she cycled — the day Alex left for South America.