Category «Exploration & Discovery»

The Race for the North Pole and Robert Peary in World

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Pasteur was immediately convinced (Roux, 1915). Bringing together a range of backgrounds this team works collaboratively to achieve the common goal of meeting students where they are and bringing high quality, hands on science programs. When we read the history books given to children in the United States, it all starts with heroic adventure-there is no bloodshed-and Columbus Day is a celebration. This cleverly crafted guide concludes with room for taking notes and charting your own adventures.

The Travels of Marco Polo (Explorers and Exploration)

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Abel Janszoon Tasman (note) with the vessels Limmen, Zeemeeuw and Braq charted 481 km of the North Australian coast, but did not find the entrance to Torres Strait. I worked for one of them - Whitestone, a Dallas-based independent - in Ethiopia and Kenya. The heat was oppressive; not a breath of air freshened the atmosphere. Two months later the little Fox was free from ice and McClintock reached London towards the end of September, to make known his great discovery.

Maps and Exploration (Understanding Maps of Our World

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Pirates & Treasure appeals to the universal fascination with shipwrecks, pirate lore and sunken treasure. The head of the map collection in the British Library, Peter Barber, describes Menzies' theories as potentially dangerous, as they seek to rewrite history from outside the bounds of proper scrutiny and academic rigour. De Vlamingh replaced Hartog's pewter plate and then charted Christmas Island on his return trip. 6 Aug: William Dampier in the Roebuck, named Shark Bay on the Western Australian Coast after seeing many sharks.

Eyewitness: Everest (Eyewitness Books)

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Pytheas returned to Brittany and explored “beyond the Rhine”; he may have reached the Elbe. In 1539, Hernando de Soto led the first major European expedition into the interior of the southeastern North America, an area then known as “La Florida.” De Soto landed near Tampa Bay, Florida, with more than 600 men, and hoped to find riches in North America like the gold and silver other Spanish explorers had discovered in Central and South America. In some places, their religion blended with native traditions to create new kinds of religious practices.

Marco Polo: Explorer of China (Explorers!)

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The idea of reaching the North Pole began to take shape, and in order to raise funds the enthusiastic explorer delivered no less than one hundred and sixty-eight lectures in ninety-six days. This is the first navigation system capable of round-the-clock operation in all weather conditions, and does not require a navigator to see either some recognizable landmark or celestial object to position a vessel. Juan Perez was chosen to take command of the frigate and its mostly Mexican crew for this expedition.

Marco Polo (Groundbreakers)

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Touched with pity at the groundless confidence of these poor people, Cartier signed them with the sign of the cross. "He then opened a service book and read the passion of Christ in an audible voice, during which all the natives kept a profound silence, looking up to heaven and imitating all our gestures. An additional 21 stations were established on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. It took a long time for the Europeans to get used to these new plants, but when that same acre of land was planted in potatoes -- native to South America -- the peasant could plan on harvesting 50,000 pounds of food.

Grolier Student Library of Explorers and Exploration: The

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It had an advanced agriculture, included thousands of villages, and also built huge earthen mounds as burial and ceremonial places near a vast Indian metropolis that may have had thirty thousand people. Three of his publications are sampled here: THOMAS HARRIOT served as the historian, natural scientist, and surveyor/cartographer on the 1585 British expedition to Roanoke Island (North Carolina). From the towering mountains that guarded the entry, tempests of wind and snow swept down upon the "daring intruders."

The Story Of Things

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He had made known his scheme, and, duly equipped for North Polar expedition in Nansen's little Fram, Amundsen started. Though the desire to simply explore the unknown and discover new knowledge is a typical human trait, the world's famous explorers often lacked the funding needed for a ship, supplies, and a crew to get underway on their journeys. They went ashore the following day, and pitched the church tent under the shade of an oak whose branches touched the tidewater, 20 paces from springs of good water in a ravine. (This ravine was located about where the tunnel leading from Monterey to Cannery Row emerges.) Most of the sailers were suffering from scurvy.

Exploring the Pacific (Discovery & Exploration)

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They did this with a metal plate called a quadrant, a disk called an astrolabe, or a simple stick called a cross-staff. Thus our science lacks a fundamental understanding of enormous ocean regions and important ocean systems. THE MOUNTAIN OF COSMAS, CAUSING NIGHT AND DAY AND THE SEASONS. Soon the Spanish wanted to find a trade route to the Far East. As the shiploads of gold reached the shores of Spain, more and more adventurers flocked over to the New World.

Jacques Cartier (America, My Country Explorers)

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Speke now spread open the map of the missionaries and inquired of the natives where the enormous lake was to be found. Williams, "Sailor Saints, Northmen and Princes: European Lights on the Sea of Darkness," in Iona Bulgin (ed.), Cabot and His World Symposium June 1997: Papers and Presentations (St. I am in hopes that there will be a rush in there during the coming spring so that we may be able to realize something by hauling them.