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Talk about depth? The hardest job for head coach Ken Hitchcock will be finding enough ice time for everyone... not an easy task when you've got mega-stars like Eric Lindros, Wayne Gretzky and…

Garnier, Charles

(Encyclopedia) Garnier, Charles (Saint Charles Garnier)shärl gärny´, 1606–49, French missionary in North America, one of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1624…

alder

(Encyclopedia) alder ôl´dr, name for deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Alnus of the family Betulaceae (birch family), widely distributed, especially in mountainous and moist areas of the north…

elk

(Encyclopedia) elk, name applied to several large members of the deer family. It most properly designates the largest member of the family, Alces alces, found in the northern regions of Eurasia and…

waterfowl

(Encyclopedia) waterfowl, common term for members of the order Anseriformes, wild, aquatic, typically freshwater birds including ducks, geese, and screamers. In Great Britain the term is also used to…

North America Map

Click on a country for a more detailed map, or try our map index.   Country: North America Canada Mexico United States   Regional: North America    …

Logan, Mount

(Encyclopedia) Logan, Mount, 19,551 ft (5,959 m) high, in Kluane National Park, extreme SW Yukon, Canada, just E of Alaska; highest mountain in Canada and second highest in North America. One of the…

Truth or Consequences, N.M.

Director: Kiefer SutherlandWriter: Brad MirmanDirector of Photography:Ric WaiteEditor:Lawrence JordanMusic:Jude ColeProduction Designer:Anne StuhlerProducers:J. Paul Higgins, Kevin J. Messick…

junco

(Encyclopedia) junco or snowbird, small seed-eating bird of North America closely related to the sparrows. Juncos have white underparts and gray (sometimes also brown) backs. They travel in flocks.…

Odawa

(Encyclopedia) Odawa: see Ottawa, indigenous people of North America.