Exploration & Discovery

Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of

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On their voyages they would make many explorations and new discoveries together. Scientists use the good viewing conditions in Antarctica to try to discover the answer to questions like where the universe came from. As of August 31, 1998, the market value of the PUF was more than $6.517 billion. Half-starved, unshaven, deplorable indeed were the men when they staggered into Sydney, and "an involuntary tear started from the eye of friendship and compassion" when the Governor learnt how nearly Flinders and his friends had lost their lives.

Bad Days in Exploration (Whoops! A History of Bad Days)

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Donations are accepted in a number of other ways including checks, online payments and credit card donations. The lateen sail allowed closer tacking into an adverse wind, but needed a larger crew to handle it. The curriculum uses the Lewis and Clark expedition as case studies for larger themes such as Diplomacy, Mapping, Animals, Language, and Trade and Property. In 1497 an Italian named John Cabot sailed west from Bristol, England, intent on finding a new trade route to the Orient for his patron, King Henry VII of England.

The Industrial Revolution: Age of Invention (Discovery

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The company makes its first Malaysian discovery, West Patricia, in shallow water off the coast of Sarawak state. The Public Health Service played a vital role in the research and control operations and by 1947, the disease was essentially eliminated. Arkansas Post became part of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. At last on 21st May—nearly eleven months after the start from Portugal—the little Portuguese ships anchored off Calicut. "What has brought you hither?" cried the natives, probably surprised at their foreign dress; "and what seek ye so far from home?" "We are in search of Christians and spice," was the ready answer. "A lucky venture.

The Biography of Silk (How Did That Get Here?)

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And so they welcomed him, with munificent hospitality. He sighted Nova Scotia and sailed by the coast of New Brunswick, without naming or surveying them. In fact, if you took all the land mass of Earth, minus our oceans, that land mass would be about the same size of Mars. Spain’s imperial ambitions were launched by Christopher Columbus. Curiosity's 360-degree landing-site panorama now includes the highest point on Mount Sharp visible from the rover.

10 Ships That Rocked the World (World of Tens)

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Now Magellan had practically accomplished that he set out to do, but he was not destined to reap the fruits of his victory. Columbus also started slavery beginnig with the Native Americans and eventauly with the Africans. Magellan landed with armed men, only to be met by thousands of defiant natives. In 1848, Sir James Ross had sailed off in search of his missing friend, and had reached a spot within three hundred miles of the Erebus and Terror four months after they had been abandoned, but he returned with no news of Franklin.

Mapping History (On the Map)

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They saw new lands and possible trade routes. Prince Henry sends out fourteen expeditions to attempt this feat before at last one is successful, in 1434. However in due time, the bravest cautiously paddled out, keeping a safe distance, to inspect this wooden marvel and get a closer look at the strangers aboard. First quasar discovered. 1965: Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov makes the first space walk. 1966: Star Trek debuts on NBC. The base, called San Blas, was constructed to serve as the strategic pivot for New Spain's naval advance to Nueva Galicia.

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World

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In 1487, Bartolomeo Dias became the first to round the Cape and explore the Indian Ocean coasts of Africa. B. "Project Gutenberg" is a registered trademark. Further, the two sagas differ in some key details. On 24th July we get the first cheerful entry for many a long day: "Land! land! after nearly two years we again see something rising above that never-ending white line on the horizon yonder—a new life is beginning for us!" They said it was five days' journey to the wreck, of which little now remained.

Isaac Newton : The Laws of Motion and Relativity (A Short

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Learn strategies for building lessons and activities around the Science Flowchart: There was the misconception that the earth was flat and finite. Sailors of the 16th century had various kinds of instruments to help them cross the oceans. We use them as Memories to record our lives (as we would like to remember them), we use the cameras objective eye to Document the world as it is, we use photographs as Objects to hold and display, and today, we use them as contemporary art and display them on gallery walls.

Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids:

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For many years, one of the better general introductions was The European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages (New York: Oxford University Press, 1971) by Samuel Eliot Morison. Flinders, too, knew of this French expedition, but he was not specially pleased to find French explorers engaged on the same work as himself. To spend more time in the century before Jamestown, and to reflect on all of the non-Jamestowns that were also beginning, offers a way to deepen our history considerably.

Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity (Famous Firsts:

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Space exploration is becoming increasingly internationalized; as a result, the national designations listed here are not completely representative of the true nature of all projects. Memoirs and Adventures of Captain Matthew Phelps Formerly of Harwington in Connecticut, Now Resident in Newhaven in Vermont: Particularly in Two Voyages, from Connecticut to the River Mississippi, from December 1773 to October 1780. The Polos then accepted an invitation to accompany a party of Tatar envoys returning to the court of Kublai Khan at Cambaluc, near Peking (Beijing).