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New World
The NEW WORLD is one of the names used for the majority of Earth 's Western Hemisphere , specifically the Americas (including nearby islands such as those of the Caribbean and Bermuda ). The term originated in the early 16th century after Europeans made landfall in what would later be called the Americas in the age of discovery , expanding the geographical horizon of classical geographers , who had thought of the world as consisting of Africa , Europe , and Asia , collectively now referred to as the Old World (a.k.a. Afro-Eurasia ). The term was coined by Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci . The Americas were also referred to as the "fourth part of the world". CONTENTS * 1 Usage * 2 Origin of term * 2.1 Prior usage * 2.2 Acceptance * 2.3 Cartographic representation * 3 See also * 4 References USAGEThe terms "Old World " vs. "New World" are meaningful in historical context and for the purpose of distinguishing the world's major ecozones , and to classify plant and animal species that originated therein. One can speak of the "New World" in a historical context, e.g., when discussing the voyages of Christopher Columbus , the Spanish conquest of Yucatán and other events of the colonial period
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New World (other)
The NEW WORLD is a historic reference to the Americas. NEW WORLD may also refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Film and television * 2 Music * 2.1 Albums * 2.2 Songs * 3 Organisations * 3.1 Companies * 4 Publishing * 5 Science and technology * 6 Other uses * 7 See also FILM AND TELEVISION * New World (1995 film) , a 1995 French film about post-World War II France * The New World (2005 film) , a 2005 film by Terrence Malick * Nuovomondo a 2006 film by Emanuele Crialese * The New World (2011 film) , a 2011 Estonian documentary film * New World (2013 film) , a 2013 South Korean crime drama film * "The New World" (The 4400 episodes) , an episode of the television series The 4400* "The New World" (Torchwood) , a 2011 episode of the television series Torchwood
Torchwood
* Torchwood: Miracle Day (working title: Torchwood: The New World)MUSIC * Symphony No. 9 (Dvořák)
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Sebastian Münster
SEBASTIAN MüNSTER (20 January 1488 – 26 May 1552), was a German cartographer , cosmographer , and a Christian Hebraist scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544, was the earliest German description of the world. CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Gallery * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links LIFE Cosmographia He was born in Ingelheim , near Mainz
Mainz
, the son of Andreas Münster. His parents and other ancestors were farmers. In 1505, he entered the Franciscan order . Four years later, he entered a monastery where he became a student of Konrad Pelikan for five years. Münster completed his studies at the Universität Tubingen in 1518. His graduate adviser was Johannes Stöffler . He left the Franciscans for the Lutheran Church in order to accept an appointment at the Reformed Church -dominated University of Basel in 1529. He had long harbored an interest in the Lutherans, and during the German Peasants\' War , as a monk, he had been repeatedly attacked. A professor of Hebrew , and a disciple of Elias Levita , he edited the Hebrew Bible (2 vols. fol., Basel, 1534-1535), accompanied by a Latin translation and a large number of annotations. He was the first German to produce an edition of the Hebrew Bible
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Earth
EARTH is the third planet from the Sun and the only object in the Universe known to harbor life . According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed over 4 billion years ago . Earth\'s gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon , Earth's only natural satellite . During one orbit around the Sun , Earth rotates about its axis about 365.26 times; thus, an Earth year is about 365.26 days long. Earth's axis of rotation is tilted, producing seasonal variations on the planet's surface. The gravitational interaction between the Earth and Moon causes ocean tides , stabilizes the Earth's orientation on its axis, and gradually slows its rotation. Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System and the largest of the four terrestrial planets . Earth\'s lithosphere is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over periods of many millions of years. About 71% of Earth's surface is covered with water , mostly by its oceans . The remaining 29% is land consisting of continents and islands that together have many lakes, rivers and other sources of water that contribute to the hydrosphere . The majority of Earth's polar regions are covered in ice, including the Antarctic ice sheet and the sea ice of the Arctic ice pack
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Western Hemisphere
The WESTERN HEMISPHERE is a geographical term for the half of the earth which lies west of the Prime meridian (which crosses Greenwich , UK ) and east of the antimeridian . The other half is called the Eastern Hemisphere . In this sense, the Western Hemisphere consists of the Americas , the western portions of Eurasia and Africa , the extreme eastern tip of Russia , numerous territories in Oceania , and a portion of Antarctica , while excluding some of the Aleutian Islands to the southwest of the Alaskan mainland. In an effort to define the Western Hemisphere as the parts of the world which are not part of the Old World , there also exist projections which use the 20th meridian west and the diametrically opposed 160th meridian east to define the hemisphere. This projection excludes the European and African mainlands and a small portion of northeast Greenland , but includes more of eastern Russia and Oceania. The center of the Western Hemisphere is located in the Pacific Ocean at the intersection of the 90th meridian west and the equator very close to the Galápagos . The highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere is Aconcagua in the Andes of Argentina at 6,960.8 metres (22,837 ft)
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Americas
Largest metropolitan areas Largest cities List * São Paulo * Lima * Mexico City * New York City * Bogotá * Rio de Janeiro * Santiago * Los Angeles * Caracas * Buenos Aires CIA political map of the Americas in Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection The AMERICAS (also collectively called AMERICA) encompass the totality of the continents of North and South America . Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprise the New World . Along with their associated islands , they cover 8% of Earth 's total surface area and 28.4% of its land area. The topography is dominated by the American Cordillera , a long chain of mountains that runs the length of the west coast. The flatter eastern side of the Americas is dominated by large river basins, such as the Amazon , St. Lawrence River / Great Lakes basin, Mississippi , and La Plata . Since the Americas extend 14,000 km (8,700 mi) from north to south, the climate and ecology vary widely, from the arctic tundra of Northern Canada , Greenland , and Alaska , to the tropical rain forests in Central America and South America
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List Of Caribbean Islands
CONTENTS * 1 Antigua and Barbuda * 2 Barbados
Barbados
* 3 Colombia
Colombia
* 3.1 Bolívar Department * 3.2 Córdoba Department * 3.3 Magdalena Department
Magdalena Department
* 3.4 San Andrés and Providencia Department * 3.5
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Bermuda
Coordinates : 32°20′N 64°45′W / 32.333°N 64.750°W / 32.333; -64.750 Bermuda Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: * "Quo Fata Ferunt" (Latin ) * "Whither the Fates
Fates
carry (us)" ANTHEM: " God Save the Queen
God Save the Queen
" (official) " Hail to Bermuda" (unofficial) "All the Bermudians" (unofficial)a Location of Bermuda
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Voyages Of Christopher Columbus
In 1492, a Spanish-based transatlantic maritime expedition led by Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
encountered the Americas, a continent which was previously unknown in Europe, leading to the colonization of the Americas . For a very long time, it was believed that Columbus and his crew had been the first Europeans to make landfall in the Americas. However, they were not the first explorers from Europe to reach the Americas, having been preceded by the Viking expedition led by Leif Erikson in the 11th century; however, Columbus's voyages led to the first ongoing European contact with the Americas, inaugurating a period of exploration , conquest , and colonization that has lasted several centuries. Columbus was an Italian -born navigator sailing for the Crown of Castile in search of a westward route to Asia, to access the sources of spices and other oriental goods. This led to the discovery of a New World between Europe and Asia. Columbus made a total of four voyages to the Americas between 1492 and 1502, setting the stage for the European exploration and colonization of the Americas, ultimately leading to the Columbian Exchange
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Age Of Discovery
The AGE OF DISCOVERY or the AGE OF EXPLORATION from the end of the 15th century to the 18th century , was an informal and loosely defined European historical period marking the time period in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture and the beginning of globalization . It also marks the rise of the period of widespread adoption in Europe of colonialism and mercantilism . Many lands previously unknown to Europeans were discovered during this period, though most were already inhabited. From the perspective of many non-Europeans, the Age of Discovery marked the arrival of invaders from previously unknown continents. Global exploration started with the Portuguese discoveries of the Atlantic archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores , the coast of Africa, and the discovery of the sea route to India in 1498; and, on behalf of the Crown of Castile (Spain), the trans-Atlantic Voyages of Christopher Columbus between 1492 and 1502, and the first circumnavigation of the globe in 1519–1522. These discoveries led to numerous naval expeditions across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, and land expeditions in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia that continued into the late 19th century , and ended with the exploration of the polar regions in the 20th century
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World
The WORLD is the planet Earth
Earth
and all life upon it, including human civilization . In a philosophical context, the world is the whole of the physical Universe
Universe
, or an ontological world. In a theological context, the _world_ is the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred. The "end of the world " refers to scenarios of the final end of human history, often in religious contexts. History of the world is commonly understood as spanning the major geopolitical developments of about five millennia, from the first civilizations to the present. In terms such as world religion , world language , world government , and world war , _world_ suggests international or intercontinental scope without necessarily implying participation of the entire world. World population
World population
is the sum of all human populations at any time; similarly, world economy is the sum of the economies of all societies or countries, especially in the context of globalization . Terms like world championship , gross world product , world flags imply the sum or combination of all current-day sovereign states
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Africa
AFRICA is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent (the first being Asia
Asia
). At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth\'s total surface area and 20.4% of its total land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population . The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal
Suez Canal
and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the west. The continent includes Madagascar
Madagascar
and various archipelagos . It contains 54 fully recognised sovereign states (countries ), nine territories and two _de facto _ independent states with limited or no recognition . Africa's average population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Algeria
Algeria
is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria
Nigeria
is its largest by population
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Europe
EUROPE —a concept dating back to classical antiquity — is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia . Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The eastern boundary with Asia is an arbitrary historical and social construct , as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. The primarily physiographic term "continent" as applied to Europe also incorporates cultural and political elements whose discontinuities and lines of demarcation are not reflected by the continent's current overland boundaries with Asia. Europe is considered by historical convention as separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains , the Ural River , the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways of the Turkish Straits . Europe covers about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi), or 2% of the Earth's surface (6.8% of land area). Politically, Europe is divided into about fifty sovereign states of which the Russian Federation is the largest and most populous, spanning 39% of the continent and comprising 15% of its population. Europe had a total population of about 740 million (about 11% of world population ) as of 2015
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Asia
Major Cities of Asia List of cities in Asia List * Tokyo Chongqing Karachi Seoul Shanghai Beijing Guangzhou Mumbai Delhi Manila Wuhan Osaka Tianjin Jakarta Kolkata Dhaka Shenzhen Lahore Shenyang Tehran Bangkok Nagoya Hong Kong Taipei Kuala Lumpur ASIA (/ˈeɪʒə, ˈeɪʃə/ ( listen )) is Earth 's largest and most populous continent , located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres and sharing the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and shares the continental landmass of Afro- Eurasia with both Europe and Africa . Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population , was the site of many of the first civilizations
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Old World
The term "OLD WORLD" is used in the west to refer to Africa , Europe , and Asia ( Afro-Eurasia , or the eastern hemisphere), regarded collectively as the part of the world known to its population before contact with the Americas and Oceania (the western hemisphere). It is used in the context of, and contrasts with, the New World (the Americas and Oceania ). The Old World is roughly coterminous with the Eastern Hemisphere ; however, the parts of England, Spain, and West Africa that are in the Western Hemisphere are still considered part of the Old World. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Other names * 4 See also * 5 References ETYMOLOGYIn the context of archaeology and world history , the term "Old World" includes those parts of the world which were in (indirect) cultural contact from the Bronze Age onwards, resulting in the parallel development of the early civilizations , mostly in the temperate zone between roughly the 45th and 25th parallels, in the area of the Mediterranean , Mesopotamia , Persian plateau , Indian subcontinent and China . These regions were connected via the Silk Road trade route, and they have a pronounced Iron Age period following the Bronze Age
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