Category Archives: Exploration & Discovery

Treasures of the Spanish Main (Frozen in Time)

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Fort Franklin, on the Great Bear Lake, in the Winter Second Expedition to the Polar Sea, 1828. The history of the early settlement of Barbados is being rewritten as a result of recent archaeological discoveries unearthed at the site of Port St. Although Columbus found no gold or silver, he was hailed by Spain and much of Europe as the discoverer of d’Ailly’s western route to the East. No wonder scurvy broke out in its worst form—nineteen died and thirteen lay too ill to work.

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Robert De La Salle (Great Explorers)

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Why did Drake choose this spot to drill for oil? Well, the number one beacon was the many active oil seeps in the region. They refused to go any farther, but just threw down their loads and walked away. He inspected the men once a week at least, and saw with his own eyes that they changed their clothing; equal care was taken to keep the ship clean and dry between decks, and she was constantly "cured with fires" or "smoked with gunpowder mixed with vinegar." Still the restless explorer was longing to be off again; he was still fascinated by the mysteries of the Arctic regions, but on his third voyage we need not follow him, for the results were of no great importance.

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Magellan: Over the Edge of the World

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During the winter, they had to eat meat from animals that had been slaughtered in the fall. The result was a demographic catastrophe for native populations. One of the advances of science was the recognition that Ceres really is entirely different from typical residents of the main asteroid belt. Today’s high rates of global tourism and mass migrations reflect continuity with the restless habits of our ancestors. People in Asia, Africa, and the Americas all learned new ways of living and working.

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Daily Living (Colonial Life)

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Queen Isabella decided to take a chance on Columbus. Most of Von Humboldt's exploration was in the Orinoco basin of Venezuela, where he traveled in the company of the French botanist Aimé Bonpland. The Chinese are dressed in silk both winter and summer, and this kind of dress is common to the prince and the peasant. While at the mission Mendoza finds peace and decides to help out the Guaraní by becoming a priest.

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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado

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Regional museums along the coast have joined in partnership to help present this slice of early Texas history to the public. September 12, 1959 - Luna 2 is launched, impacting on the moon on September 13 carrying a copy of the Soviet coat of arms, and becoming the first man-made object to hit the moon. There were five ships. "They are very old and patched," says a letter addressed to the King of Portugal, "and I would be sorry to sail even for the Canaries in them, for their ribs are soft as butter."

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Matthew A. Henson (Black Americans of Achievement)

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Synge BAKER AND HIS WIFE CROSSING THE NUBIAN DESERT. Manufacturing plants developed in the formerly agricultural state, using cheap oil as fuel. Lewis and Clark kept very careful records. Images from all the Ranger missions, particularly Ranger 9, showed that the moon's surface was rough. At last every inhabitant of the city was driven out or slain, and the Portuguese plundered the city to their hearts' content. The people were swarthy and used bows and arrows." Drawing his sword, Pizarro traced a line on the sand from east to west. "Friends," he cried, turning to the south, "on that side are toil, hunger, nakedness, the drenching storm, desertion, and death, and on this side ease and pleasure.

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Men On The Moon

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Off I ran and soon met them; hurrah for Old England. An award-winning author, Widmer is widely published on topics in American history and politics. But when Clapperton asked for leave in order to solve the mystery of the Niger, the Sultan refused, and he was obliged to return to Kuka, where he arrived on 8th July. In some places, their religion blended with native traditions to create new kinds of religious practices.

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Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America

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Humble Oil also introduced a new drilling technology to the field – the rotary rig. May 24, 1962 - Mercury Aurora 7 is launched with M. Russian Navy ships surveyed Alaska's Bering and Pacific coasts, reporting on Native communities, resources and natural features. All of these explorers added to knowledge of the Arctic, although Kane's voyage took him closer to the North Pole than the Northwest Passage. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. In order to share those with friends I am reserving this lower portion for those topics.

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Pedro Alvares Cabral: First European Explorer of Brazil

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Here were great Tibetan dogs as large as asses. Still, the German tribes were giving trouble about the country of the Rhine, and in the words of the famous Commentaries, "Cæsar was determined to cross the Rhine, but he hardly thought it safe to cross in boats. Timbuktu, 391-8. "Tin Islands," The, 10, 12, 48-50. This steamer made the melancholy discovery that Sir John Franklin died June I I, 1847, off the Northwest coast of King William's Land, and that on April 22, 1848, the Erebus and the Terror were abandoned in the ice.

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Herodotus and the Explorers of the Classical Age (World

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Cape Breton Island was simultaneously separated from Nova Scotia (a division that was ended in 1820). At the end of this exploration cycle, additional exploration of the rollover anticline play resulted in significant gas discoveries at Citnalta and Intrepid. Herodotus makes some astounding statements about various parts of the world. The missionaries were actually the first Europeans to penetrate the depths of the Amazon away from the main river systems.

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