Category «Exploration & Discovery»

Space (Explorer Tales)

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This scene helps to further the understanding that Indians were not brutish or weak. Books are arranged by major topics first, and then chronologically (scroll down). The struggle between Britain and Spain dragged on throughout the end of the sixteenth century, so that by 1600 the English crown and Parliament were hesitant to spend money on colonization. He settles the estate of his deceased uncle, J. A chain of mountains, rich in metal, runs parallel to the Guadalquivir, approaching the river, sometimes more, sometimes less, toward the north."

Hernan Cortes: Conquistador and Explorer (Explorers!)

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Their black-sailed ships stood high out of the water, prow and stern ending in the head and tail of some strange animal, while their long beards, their loose shirts, and battleaxe made them conspicuous. "From the fury of the Northmen save us, Lord," prayed those who had come in contact with these Vikings. After his ships sustained serious damage in a storm off the coast of Cuba, Columbus and his men remained stranded on Jamaica for a year. On 22 August 1770, he claimed the whole of the east coast of Australia at Possession Island, naming eastern Australia New South Wales. "Notwithstanding[ing] I had in the Name of His Majesty taken possession of several places upon this coast, I now once more hoisted English Coulers and in the Name of His Majesty King George the Third took possession of the whole Eastern Coast ... by the name New South Wales, together with all the Bays, Harbours Rivers and Islands situate upon the said coast, after which we fired three Volleys of small Arms which were Answerd by the like number from the Ship."

Dream of Pilots, A

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This long catalogue of daring Arctic adventures was brought to a fitting climax by the return of Dr. Had more Europeans taken this approach, colonization and conversion attempts might have been met with greater success. His last words reflect European genocidal impulses before having his head bashed in. Synge "If it were not," he writes, "for that sort of pleasure which results from the discovery even of the barrenest spot upon the globe, this coast of New Holland would not have charmed me much."

Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado

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When they returned to England in the summer of 1822 they had accomplished five thousand five hundred and fifty miles. Soon after the arrival of Spanish colonists, new diseases appeared among the tribes in close proximity to Spanish missions. that perhaps as much as 60% of the population decline of mission Indians was due to introduced diseases and that few children born in missions before 1820 lived to adulthood. (The Conflict Between the California Indian and White Civilization, 1976) Scientific study of demographic trends during this period indicate the Indians of the America's did not possess any natural immunities to introduced European diseases.

The Discovery of the Americas (American Story)

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Partly for this reason, the Pacific attracted much British attention in the 18th cent. with Dampier's New Voyage round the World of 1697 and the circumnavigations of Anson in 1740–4 and Byron of 1764–6 adding interest. In 1948 fragments of Ming period {14th Century} blue and white porcelin were dug up on Winchelsea Island, north west of Groote Eylandt; and a large copper urn of this age was unearthed in Arnhem Land some years ago. The wreckage site is now eligible to be named a protected area as a UNESCO World Heritage site and Ballard is also working to preserve what remains.

My First Biography: Christopher Columbus

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They ripped open seams, tore out the lining, and a quantity of precious stones, rubies, sapphires, diamonds, and emeralds poured forth. In the end, Mendoza breaks his vows and organizes the Guaraní to fight back while Gabriel warns him to help them only in the capacity of a priest. Their blood continued, however, to course through the veins of many descendants, both in the Bass Strait Islands and throughout mainland Tasmania. In 1614, Adriaen Block led an expedition to the lower Hudson in the Tyger, and then explored the East River aboard the Onrust, becoming the first known European to navigate the Hellegat.

Smith: John Smith and the Settlement of Jamestown (Exploring

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S. successfully orbited Explorer 1 on a Juno rocket. S. carbon dioxide emissions during the first six months of 2016. Synge THE WORLD'S MOST MYSTERIOUS CITY UNVEILED: LHASA AND THE POTALA. Almagro decided that Cuzco belonged to him, and miserable disputes followed between him and Pizarro, ending in the tragic end of the veteran explorer, Almagro. The red snapper fishery and the Havana market fishery of Key West, Florida. HUDSON FINDS HIS BAY 196 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M.

Francisco Coronado (Groundbreakers: Explorers)

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Portugal had lost Columbus; she could lay no claim to the shores of America discovered by Spaniards, but the sea-route to India by the East was yet to be found by one of her explorers, Vasco da Gama. Some philanthropists have donated to eclectic arrays of programs and institutions: Algur Meadows, major stockholder and chairman of the board of General American Oil Company for many years, established the Meadows Foundation in 1948. August 6, 1961 - Vostok 2 is launched by the U.

The Young Investigator's Guide to Ancient Aliens

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. He remarried happily, but had many personal and financial troubles. Captain, later Admiral, Duquesne-Guitton sailed with the L'Oiseau en route from Cape of Good Hope taking a French Ambassdor, Claude Ceberet, to set up an Embassy in the Kingdom of Siam, sighted the WA coast and sailed close near the Swan River on the 4th of August. Flights to other planets within the Solar System are accomplished at a cost in energy, which is described by the net change in velocity of the spacecraft, or delta-v.

Edmund Hillary Reaches the Top of Everest (Extraordinary

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Though the number of Antarctic research stations dropped to 33 by 1960 and reached a low of 30 in 1964, there has been a slow increase ever since. Here it is - the first well to discover natural gas in Alberta! But Cæsar's glory lay in overcoming obstacles, and it is well known how he got his troops and ships safely back across the Channel, and how preparations were hurried on in Gaul for a second invasion of Britain. Charles Wyville Thomson, dredging from the H. Which includes Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco Nunez de Balboa and many more.