Exploration & Discovery

John Glenn: Young Astronaut (Childhood of Famous Americans)

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Juan de la Cosa - he sailed from Spain to the northern coast of South America, and returned the same year. It is not konwn if this was an accident or Cabral's intention was, in fact, visiting the American lands which had been asigned to Portugal by the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494). He reconstructed the façades of the houses along this street with their balconies, upper floors and roofs, using a meticulous excavation technique.

Black Cowboy (Forgotten Pioneers Series)

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Ultimately, this turned out to have severe consequences, with its effects persisting even to this day. The Belgian Antarctic Expedition left Antwerp in August of 1897, under the command of Lt. He presented a melancholy appearance, wasted to a shadow and hardly to be distinguished as a civilised being except by the remnants of clothes on him." They drew three lessons from the Pequot War: (1) that the Englishmen's most solemn pledge would be broken whenever obligation conflicted with advantage; (2) that the English way of war had no limit of scruple or mercy; and (3) that weapons of Indian making were almost useless against weapons of European manufacture.

DK Eyewitness Books: Explorer

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But "The reward is in the doing, And the rapture of pursuing Is the prize." "To travel hopefully," says Stevenson, "is a better thing than to arrive." Find your favorite Exploration Ships at Handcrafted Model Ships, from the magnificent 30� Mayflower to the charming 7� Santa Maria. Troubleshooting skills as you face real time problems. This would afford THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET 327 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Some said it was forty thousand miles round, but Eratosthenes was not content with guessing.

Henry Stanley and the Quest for the Source of the Nile

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Their agendas reflected European political rivalries as well as a search for scientific knowledge. On the 19th the officers of the flagship distinctly saw high land, leaving no possible doubt of the discovery of the Antarctic continent. To understand the founding and development of Spanish California. In the 21st cent. increased interest in the resources of the Arctic Ocean, prompted by a decrease in permanent ice cover due to global warming, have led to disputes among the Arctic nations over territorial claims.

A Picturesque Tale of Progress: Explorations VII-VIII

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The natives or Kafirs of this part had many wives, with the result that family quarrels often took place. On June 1, 1831, a wonderful discovery was made. It was a land of walrus, seal, and Polar bear; but, as usual, ice shut off all further attempts to penetrate the mysteries of the Pole, thick fog hung around the little ship, and with a fair wind Hudson turned southward. "It pleased God to give us a gale and away we steered," says the old ship log.

Sterling Biographies®: Lewis & Clark: Blazing a Trail West

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The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature: and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. The three largest ships were some four hundred tons' burden, with fourteen smaller craft and crews of fifteen thousand men. In a lifetime of being wrong at many a point, I was never more wrong.

William Clark (American Lives (Heinemann Hardcover))

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The ships sailed south and on the 28th October, Columbus reached this large island, which the local people called Cuba. ...read more. Edmund Morgan writes, in his history of early Virginia, American Slavery, American Freedom: Since the Indians were better woodsmen than the English and virtually impossible to track down, the method was to feign peaceful intentions, let them settle down and plant their com wherever they chose, and then, just before harvest, fall upon them, killing as many as possible and burning the corn....

Twisted True Tales From Science: Explosive Experiments

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Should it be used scientifically to capture the world or should it be a new branch of art. He wrote information about one hundred different animals they had seen. Cook's discoveries also forged New Zealand's later links with Britain. In vain, because the time was not yet. The landscape was so vast and indescribably beautiful that even Columbus had trouble articulating its splendor. Indeed, they had a very narrow escape from death towards the end of the month, when in a two days' gale, with heavy squalls of rain, their foresail was split to pieces and they lost sight of land for seven days, nearly running on to submerged rocks which Cook named The Traps.

You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo!: A Really Long

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In 1893 Peary made a second expedition, accompanied again by his wife and a party of scientific men. Those who survived were often weakened or became infertile due to syphilis which became virulent after Spanish occupation. From 1612 to 1615, a second failed attempt was made in present-day São Luís, Brazil. This effectively reduced the risk of petroleum generation in the deepwater areas of Ghana. They are the largest and most beautiful baths in the world, insomuch that one hundred of either sex may bathe in them at once.

Henry Hudson: In Search of the Northwest Passage (Great

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Dawson of the Geological Survey of Canada, collected information on the wells at Langevin siding and other wells, and presented a paper to the Royal Society of Canada on May 26, 1886. January 31, 1971 - Apollo 14 moon mission is launched by the U. Then there’s the third category, whereby Natives simply represent the “New World,” in the same way that New World flora and fauna do. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more... Missionaries sought souls; whalers, sealers, and traders sought profits; administrators, pastoralists, and prospectors wanted farm land and goldfields.