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Recognizing Nature's bequest

NORTH AMERICA is a large continent, spanning fully 115 degrees of longitude and about 75 degrees of latitude. That size is sometimes difficult for Europeans to quite comprehend. The story is told, no doubt apocryphal, that the outcome of the Second World War was manifest to German prisoners of war only after five days of continuous rail travel had failed to deliver them from the east coast to the west coast.