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The continent we live on

Author: Ivan Terence Sanderson; Ulrich Ruchti; Chanticleer Press.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1961]
Series: Continents we live on.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Extensive natural history survey of the North American continent.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sanderson, Ivan Terence, 1911-1973.
Continent we live on.
New York : Random House, 1961
(OCoLC)899751345
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Terence Sanderson; Ulrich Ruchti; Chanticleer Press.
OCLC Number: 1142478
Notes: "A Chanticleer Press edition."
Includes index.
Colophon: This book was engraved and printed by Conzett and Huber of Zurich ; The design and topography are by Ulrich Ruchti.
Description: 299, [1] pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 33 cm.
Contents: Map of North America: the belts of vegetation --
Map of North America: the natural provinces --
Doorway to North America --
Lemmings, meteorites, and belugas --
Moose, spruce, and muskeg --
Mammoths, volcanos, and mountains --
Trees, fjords, and salmon --
The heartland --
Many green mountains --
Sand dunes and sea gulls --
The great southern pine belt --
White mists and emerald hills --
The great grass sea --
Land of the Bayous --
Flatwoods and Everglades --
Land of the Mesquite --
Alps, deserts, and canyons --
Towering peaks and gushing geysers --
Saline lakes and alkaline flats --
Hummingbirds and kelp beds --
The empire of the cactuses --
Brown rocks and white sands --
The Mexican Sierras.
Series Title: Continents we live on.
Responsibility: Ivan T. Sanderson ; photographs by Eliot Porter ... and others.

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Extensive natural history survey of the North American continent.

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