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Brewer's: New World

America; the Eastern Hemisphere is called the Old World. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894New Year's DayNew Testament A B C D E F G H I J K L M N…

"Frankenfoods" or Brave New World?

The genetically engineered foods question by Kim Lundgren According to Newsweek, 40 percent of US corn and 45 percent of US soybeans are genetically modified. Related Links Food & Drug…

New World War II Memorial Dedicated

by Shmuel Ross The National World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 29th, 2004. This was the first national memorial made to remember World War II, the…

Isabela

(Encyclopedia) Isabela ēsäbā´lä, ruins of a town on the north shore of Hispaniola, in the Dominican Republic, at the base of Cape Isabela. Believed to have been founded by Columbus (c.1494), it was…

Waldseemüller, Martin

(Encyclopedia) Waldseemüller, Martin mär´tĭn vält˝zāmül´ər, Gr. Ilacomilus, 1470?–1522?, German cosmographer. A member of a society of humanists known as the Gymnasium Vosagense, he lived at Saint-…

San Salvador

(Encyclopedia) San Salvador, island of the Bahamas, West Indies. Many historians believe that it was the first land sighted by Columbus in the New World in 1492. The indigenous population called it…

Black, Hugh

(Encyclopedia) Black, Hugh, 1868–1953, Scottish-American theologian and author. After serving as a pastor in Paisley and Edinburgh, he emigrated to the United States in 1906 to begin a professorship…

Lalande, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Lalande, Jean (Saint John Lalande)zhäN läläNd´, d. 1646, French Jesuit missionary in Canada and New York, one of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America. He came to the New World in 1644.…