Category Archives: Exploration & Discovery

Samuel De Champlain: Founder of New France and Quebec City

Format: Library Binding

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 10.47 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

He also sent more than two dozen young people through college and threw a financial lifeline to half a dozen colleges during the Depression. This drift continued until September, 1894, when Dr. Ice, although very hard at such low temperatures, is not as hard as rock. At the height of the Hussite crisis in the early 1400's, when the authorities ordered 200 manuscripts of heretical writings burned, people on both sides realized quite well the significance of that act.

Continue reading Samuel De Champlain: Founder of New France and Quebec City

Creating America: Student Edition Beginnings through

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.78 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

At any moment the little army of four hundred and fifty Spaniards might have been destroyed, surrounded as they were by overwhelming numbers of hostile Indian foes. The Internet Modern History Sourcebook contains thousands of sources in dozens of categories. It is also increasingly clear that a developmental bifurcation in man's culture history took place at about this time. Puerto Rico became the general headquarters of the Inquisition, after Pope Leo X declared the island the first ecclesiastical headquarters in the New World.

Continue reading Creating America: Student Edition Beginnings through

An Age of Science and Revolutions, 1600-1800: The Medieval &

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.26 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The sextant measured celestial objects in relation to the horizon, as opposed to measuring them in relation to the instrument. In Antarctica, the Ross Sea, McMurdo Sound and Mt. In the 1400’s, however, sailors were afraid of sea monsters and boiling hot water at the Equator, so progress was slow. Fortunately delicious fruits hung over the banks of the Orinoco, and, having no bread and for water only the thick and troubled water of the river, they refreshed themselves gladly. Later, data from Spitzer is used to create the first temperature map of an exoplanet. 2008: On the same day, two separate groups of astronomers release the first ever visible-light exoplanet images, using the Hubble, Keck, and Gemini telescopes. 2008: Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope measure the first sign of an organic molecule on an exoplanet.

Continue reading An Age of Science and Revolutions, 1600-1800: The Medieval &

Magellan and Da Gama: To the Far East and Beyond (Beyond the

Format: Library Binding

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.87 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

To produce his printed editin, Holle used a manuscript copy prepared under the direction of the Benedictine Monk known as Donnus Nicolaus Germanus. It’s a place where a lone, wind-blown tree grows meditatively from the side of a rocky cliff. The chief of each tribe through whose country they passed was compelled to serve as a guide until they reached the next tribe. September 12, 1970 - Soviet Luna 16 is launched, conducting the first successful return of lunar soil samples by an automatic spacecraft.

Continue reading Magellan and Da Gama: To the Far East and Beyond (Beyond the

Christopher Columbus: Explorer and Colonizer of the New

Format: Library Binding

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 10.53 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

He had not been to Loanda, so he had never seen the sea before. Unfortunately Magellan was killed in a battle between two native tribes. History, Geography: The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures or tables to a) locate the seven continents and five oceans; (US1.2) U. What their Corps of Discovery accomplished–essentially opening up all the possibilities of the vast trans-Mississippi West to the people of the United States–has rightly been called one of the great feats of exploration.

Continue reading Christopher Columbus: Explorer and Colonizer of the New

Mysteries of the Lost and Hidden Treasure (Strange Unsolved

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6.52 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

After his reports, every European power sent explorers, and later colonists, to the new world. But now Francisco Serrano was sent off from Malacca to explore farther. In this interactive PBS you learn about Luther’s confrontation with the great powers of Europe and meet characters from his time. The Journey of Indian Conquistadors in the “Lienzo of Analco” (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011), 665. [8] William H. Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians, circa 1805, oil on canvas, 35 7/8 x 49 7/8 inches.

Continue reading Mysteries of the Lost and Hidden Treasure (Strange Unsolved

Marco Polo: Overland to Medieval China (Beyond the Horizons)

Format: Library Binding

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.68 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

There was little money and not much use for it; and so the taxes took the form of payments in chickens, geese, or other farm products. Navigational techniques and technologies, including early charts and maps, were also important. Don Francisco de Orellana, in the modest fashion of his time, promptly named the newly discovered river the "Rio de Orellana", a name that European geographers later abandoned in favor of the sexier Rio Amazonas, named after the mythical tribe of warrior women (read and weep, Xena, warrior princess...) who severed one breast in order to improve their archery skills. (Remember, at this point in time, unexplored parts of the world were also inhabited by men with the heads of animals, men without heads but with eyes and mouths on their chests, and all sorts of fearsome beasts on both land and sea!

Continue reading Marco Polo: Overland to Medieval China (Beyond the Horizons)

James Cook (Explorers of the New Worlds)

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.08 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

This time primarily involved exploration of the New World, although we must keep in mind there were also significant explorations taking place in other parts of the world. She has fully-articulated joints, hands that grip, and a kit to build her coder backpack and working fabric parachute - all she needs is you. The English found their excuse, a murder which they attributed to Metacom, and they began a war of conquest against the Wampanoags, a war to take their land. He was the quintessential Renaissance Man (a person who excels at all the areas of art and learning).

Continue reading James Cook (Explorers of the New Worlds)

Samuel de Champlain: Exploring the Great Lakes (Incredible

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.54 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The reality was that many Indians saw the Spanish, with their more advanced capabilities, as aiding them in conquering their tribal enemies; thus was the fall of Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes aided by the Tlaxcalans. Devon born, Scott had joined the navy at thirteen. In November 2006 EnCana filed the Deep Panuke Development Plan Application and stated that the field had 28.9 E9M3 (1027 Bcf) of mean in-place gas with mean recoverable reserves of 18.6 E9M3 (659 Bcf).

Continue reading Samuel de Champlain: Exploring the Great Lakes (Incredible

Explorers: Henry Hudson

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 7.02 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

It was indeed a perilous undertaking; sunken reefs were an ever-present danger, while the swift current ran them dangerously near many jagged rocks. His object was to find a way across America to Cathay. Gold, too, was produced, gold ornaments, gold workmanship, until the young and handsome Grijalva was fitted out completely with a complete suit of gold armour. The new instrument helps reveal the universe in greater detail than ever before - Galileo uses it to observe the moons of Jupiter, providing further evidence of worlds besides our own. 1698: Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) publishes Cosmotheros, a book that imagines what life would be like on other planets. 1750: Thomas Wright becomes the first to postulate that the Milky Way may be a massive disk of stars, and that some of the other objects in the sky may be disks of stars similar to our own. 1781: William Herschel discovers Uranus, the first new planet discovered since ancient times. 1855: Capt.

Continue reading Explorers: Henry Hudson