Pioneering Women (True Tales of the Wild West)

Jeff Savage

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They sailed past the interestingly named "Cape of the Eleven Thousand Virgins" but did not stop off and sailed on through what was to become known as the Magellan Strait at the southerly tip of South America, crossed an ocean he named "the Pacific" because it was, and landed in the Philippines, where our man was killed in a scuffle with the natives. On the 11th of June, 1881, the end came, and the ship was crushed to dust beneath a mountain of ice from one of those sudden upheavals that had so often threatened her during her long sojourn upon this floating island.

Opening Up North America (Discovery & Exploration)

Caroline Cox, Ken Albala

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The two probes planned to impact the surface 15 to 20 seconds before the Mars Polar Lander was to touch down. They spent a fairly cheerful Christmas with mince pies and "iced cherry brandy" taken from the stores of the Fury, and early in 1830 the monotony was broken by the appearance of Eskimos. By the 17th century, attracted by the legend of a Christian kingdom isolated in the heart of East Africa and surrounded by Islamic warriors, Portugal sent missionaries and soldiers to help the Ethiopian rulers and to protect the faith.

Exploration and Discovery: A History Of Remarkable Journeys

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Aboriginal paintings depict Chinese junks... The actual navigation of the north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific was achieved by the Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen, in 1906. It was printed with additions in the Fifth Year Book of the National Herbart Society, and in various other publications. However, Isabella wisely decided to fund an expedition - after Spanish forces conquered Granada. Visit the Field Lab and explore the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay. If the Phoenicians did accomplish such a feat they kept their experiences a secret as usual, and the early maps gave a very wrong idea of South Africa.

Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-Century Colonial Homestead

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In fact exploration has been linked with the exercise of political and economic power and sometimes religious evangelism. FRANKLIN'S LAND JOURNEY TO THE NORTH LIV. RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER LVII. In their hatred of mediaeval ignorance, in their loathing of cowled and cloistered fools, they flew to an extreme, and affected the manner of an irrevocable past. Disclaimer: Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

Rugged Gold Miners (True Tales of the Wild West)

Jeff Savage

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Students will also find Lloyd Edward Kermode, "The Spirit of Adventure: John Cabot, the merchants of Bristol and the re-discovery of America," The Beaver LXXVI: 5(October/ November 1996): 4-11 a convenient if conventional account; it conforms to Morison's interpretation. The face of the earth hath not been torn, the graves have not been opened for gold. Say the Democratic owners that he would not have much show. circulatory system important facts And father of James K. 1 Though as his self exploration sentence completion that it will it will be enabled so far.

Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado

Marc Aronson

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The mission for the long range gold detector was as follows: We knew that the long range detector for gold would locate a single one ounce gold coin at 450 feet away. During a journey to the oasis of Tafilit, in the Sahara, he was attacked by the leaders of the caravan he had joined, robbed, severely wounded and left as dead by the maurauders. Page from the log book of La Belle, dated January 17, 1685, one of only four pages in existence. Under his direction, a census of New France was taken in 1666, which showed a population of 3,215.

Hernan Cortes (Great Explorers (Chelsea House))

Heather Lehr Wagner

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They had a much greater effect on battles and were decisive in defeating the Aztecs. And Balboa thought this referred to the Indies, knowing nothing as yet of the riches of Peru. In a moment, there was a tremendous roar accompanied by billowing clouds of smoke. Captain Swan lost his life, and Dampier on board the little Cygnet sailed hurriedly for the Spice Islands. In 1922, New Guinea was made a Mandated Territory of Australia by the league of Nations.

The Louisiana Purchase (Expanding America)

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Curiously, there has been surprisingly little scholarly work written about Cabot himself until recently. Jenolan Caves were known to the local Aboriginal population for many thousands of years as Binoomea, "Dark places". It is here the Dalai Lama has set up his abode. Throughout How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman, the French captive fails to fully understand his captors and this is an important interpretation of the European prejudice and greed. She carried food for thirty people for two years, which included over three thousand pounds of bacon, nine thousand pounds of coffee, nine thousand pounds of biscuits.

Daniel Boone (Exp-New) (Explorers of the New Worlds)

Richard Kozar

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To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to Company’s designated copyright agent, and must include the following: 1. When autumn came (it is supposed they left the Red Sea in August) they went ashore, wherever that might happen to be, and, having sown a tract of land with corn, waited until the grain was fit to cut. He then crossed the Sahara (the first European to do so) in a caravan of 1,200 animals, then the Atlas Mountains to reach Tangier in 1828, from where he sailed home to France.

The Age of Exploration (World History Series)

Sarah Flowers

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Belknap discovers the Juan de Fuca Ridge, indications of seamounts, and indications of the Aleutian Trench and Japan Trench. Lawrence, till stopped by rapids and rocks, and the natives had told him of a great salt sea to the north, which was Hudson's Bay, discovered some seven years later, in 1610. Geochemical studies by the BMR (Wallace et al., 1983) played a distinct role in discovery of the gian Ladolam gold deposit on Lihir Island, while the application of new conceptual geological models led to discoveries such as Raferty's at Wafi in 1989 (Corbett and Leach, 1998).