Category «Exploration & Discovery»

Who in the World Was The Forgotten Explorer?: The Story of

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The Ridderschap van Holland was possibly shipwrecked on the Western Australian coast, or could have been taken by pirates. 326 people went missing, including Skipper Dirck de Lange and de Hon. The Discovery of Tasmania (Hobart, Cat & Fiddle Press,1973); Heeres, J. THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S EXPLORATION, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE FINDING OF THE SOUTH POLE AUTHOR OF "THE STORY OF THE WORLD" "A SHORT HISTORY OF SOCIAL LIFE IN ENGLAND" ETC.

Treasure in the Jungle (Real Life Math - Blue Level)

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Yet they had no poet to keep up their heart, and sing the marvel of their magnificent patriotism. Austin received a grant from the Mexican government and began colonization in the region of the Brazos River. Besides fostering international cooperation and furthering knowledge about Antarctica, the IGY had the unintended consequence of increasing public awareness and curiosity about the southern continent. Russian astronomer Anders Johan Lexell was the first to compute the orbit of the new object and its nearly circular orbit led him to a conclusion that it was a planet rather than a comet.

Captain Cook: The Great Ocean Explorer (What's Their Story?)

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They saw sand-pipers, and a green reed near the ship. Bill Webb and I also talked to old-time residents of the area. You always get marks for explaining terms. But the visit of the Romans to Britain on this occasion lasted but three days, for a violent storm scattered the ships with the horses on board. "The same night," says Cæsar, "it happened to be full moon, which generally causes very high tides in the ocean, a fact of which our men were not aware."

Beyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson (Great

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An excerpt: Why did coffee become so popular, and come to fulfill a “progressive” social function? Just to explain why that happened, consider that if a hundred people have one ounce of gold apiece, they all want to buy wheat, and there are only one hundred bushels of wheat for sale, the price of a bushel of wheat will be one ounce of gold. By 1783, Herschel himself acknowledged this fact to Royal Society president Joseph Banks: “By the observation of the most eminent Astronomers in Europe it appears that the new star, which I had the honour of pointing out to them in March 1781, is a Primary Planet of our Solar System.” In recognition of his achievement, King George III gave Herschel an annual stipend of £200 on the condition that he move to Windsor so that the Royal Family could have a chance to look through his telescopes.

Three Dogs, Two Mules, and a Reindeer

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According to one tradition, ‘Olopana grew jealous of his brother Mo‘ikeha, so Mo‘ikeha left for Hawai‘i (Kalakaua 115-135). After some trouble and not a little danger, I got to the south of the field of ice; and after beating about for some time for land, in a sea strewed with ice, I crossed the Antarctic circle and the same evening (17th January 1773) found it unsafe, or rather impossible, to stand farther to the south for ice. "Seeing no signs of meeting with land in these high latitudes, I stood away to the northward, and, without seeing any signs of land, I thought proper to steer for New Zealand, where I anchored in Dusky Bay on 26th March and then sailed for Queen Charlotte's Sound.

Matthew Henson : A Negro Explorer at the North Pole (A Short

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Although there were earlier colonies before the Pilgrims landed, this even gave rise and momentum to establish further colonies which later became the 13 original colonies of America that we learn about today. Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, Huntington Free Library. By the mid-19th century most of the main geographical features of Canada had been mapped by European colonists. (See also Arctic Exploration .) Until well into the 16th century, Europe's knowledge of the nearest part of America, its eastern extremity at Newfoundland, was misty and uncertain.

La Salle: La Salle and the Mississippi River (Exploring the

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They could continue pursuing their daily routines of eating, hunting, farming, and war-making.[21] They did not wish to accept an afterlife without their favorite pastimes, including smoking and sex as mentioned in the film. The only problem is that, as National Geographic notes, the megalodon has been extinct for millions of years, and viewers have complained they weren't presented with any evidence to the contrary. Today, through four museums in three cities and community outreach programs throughout the Carolinas, we serve more than 800,000 people a year with high-energy, high-impact science education that is helping to build our region's future.

I Wonder Why Columbus Crossed the Ocean and Other Questions

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C., 1984, General geology of the Carlin Gold Mine, in J. The Chinese reportedly had a simple form of gunpowder made from saltpeter, sulfur and charcoal dust in the first century A. His journey right across America from sea to sea is worthy of note, and it has well been said that "by opening intercourse between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and forming regular establishments through the interior and at both extremes, as well as along the coasts and islands, the entire command of the fur trade of North America might be obtained.

Vasco da Gama: A Passage To India

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Apart from Hearne, North West Company traders carried out the most extensive explorations. That was not the case in the early years of human activity. Polk, 5 Volumes, Nashville, Vanderbilt University Press, 1975 __________, 1840 Citizens of Texas, Vol. 1: Land Grants, Austin, Self-Published, 1983; Vol. 2: Tax Rolls, St. Coincident with the Februrary 2000 opening of the Rose Center for Earth and Space was the completion of the C.

Radisson & Des Groseilliers: Fur Traders of the North (In

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These datasets are still some of the best in the basin. Shelikhov extended his authority by setting up political districts in the Kodiak region, and by a building a fur-harvesting labor force of Alaska Natives. The combination of Ceres’ internal heat and the weak but persistent heating from the sun provides energy, which also is essential for life. On February 20, 1935 Captain Klarius Mikkelsen discovered the ice-free Vestfold Hills. Communication with the natives assured them that here was wealth and fortune to be made, and they hurried back to Panama, whence Pizarro sailed for Spain, for CHAPTER XXIX 159 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M.