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Conquerors & Explorers (True Stories and Legends)

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Ships sailing west from the Atlantic met ships sailing east from the Pacific; and thus the existence of a north-west passage was at last demonstrated. He was almost buried alive, for the sand rolled down from the pit in which he lay and covered his feet. In a way, Alaska existed in the Russian imagination long before it had a place on the Russian map. These were the violent beginnings of an intricate system of technology, business, politics, and culture that would dominate the world for the next five centuries.

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Stories in Time: Library Book Grade 5 Discovery of the

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One of the measures of its success would be if, upon answering many of our questions about Ceres, we are left with even more questions. My e-book looks closely at da Gama's voyage.. Published: April 4, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Canadian archaeologist Patricia Sutherland has found ruins on Baffin Island, far above the Arctic Circle, which she claims were a trading outpost—though the evidence remains inconclusive. ( Read about Sutherland’s discovery. ) The confirmed discovery of a Norse camp at L’Anse aux Meadows proved that the Viking sagas weren’t entirely fiction.

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Wonders of the Ancient World (Costume, Tradition and

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Living primarily along the foreshores of the harbour, they fished and hunted in the waters and hinterlands of the area, and harvested food from the surrounding bush. Adapting these to an oil-based ink that would adhere to metal type was fairly simple. As for the musical composition, not much of authentic scores were used except during ceremonial sequences. This representation of Pizarro totally contradicts the Pizarro described in historical documents. There was nothing for it but to fight, and a great battle now took place between the rival tribes, every warrior yelling at the top of his voice.

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Lewis and Clark: Explorers (Spirit of America Our People)

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Yet despite far-fetched plans to mine asteroids for rare metals, the only tangible goods brought back from space to date remain a few piles of� moon rocks. Derivatives of this extract, known collectively as artemisinins, are today very potent and effective antimalarial drugs, especially in combination with other medicines. Every time we feel close to understanding Mars, new discoveries send us straight back to the drawing board to revise existing theories. In the one hundred years since British naval Capt.

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John C. Frémont (Groundbreakers: Explorers)

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First, though it is convenient to associate discovery with the coastline, and exploration with the interior, these categories constantly overlap in a single continuous process: discoverers explore and explorers discover. In 1838 Captain John Bellew and Captain Freena discovered a group of volcanic islands, one peak of which rose to a height of 12,000 feet. Although the "Lost Colony" is a staple of historical lore, few have read John White's poignant account of the attempted rescue of the colonists in 1590.

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Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of

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In Puerto Rico, they took in supplies and returned to England in the spring of 1528 Alvar Nu�ez de Vera (Cabeza de Vaca) - he was one of the four surviving members of the P�nfilo Narv�ez expedition. John’s: Newfoundland Historical Society, 1999), 29-47; and "The Viking Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows," in Fitzhugh and Ward (eds.), Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, pp. 208-216. Click image for larger view. 1922 - The USS Stewart runs a line of soundings across the Atlantic Ocean using an acoustic echo sounder devised by Dr.

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Who Was First?: Discovering the Americas (Bank Street

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I sprang up to kill and be killed, a revolver in each hand, but as I rose to my feet the utter hopelessness of our situation was revealed to me." He reached the San Juan River, Ecuador, claiming all of the land for Spain (and himself). This excerpt marks the most significant turning point in Cook’s life, his selection as Captain of the Endeavour to embark on a voyage of discovery for the British Royal Navy. And though it was very beautiful, it was inhabited by cannibals; moreover, winter was advancing, and they were already some four hundred miles from their ships in little open boats and in the heart of a strange country.

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Ten of the Best Adventures on the Seas (Ten of the Best:

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In fact exploration has been linked with the exercise of political and economic power and sometimes religious evangelism. A long while he sat down before it, until, what with his elephants, his horses, and his soldiers, all the water had been drunk up. Thus art, which had begun by humanizing the legends of the Church, diverted the attention of its students from the legend to the work of beauty, and lastly, severing itself from the religious tradition, became the exponent of the majesty and splendor of the human body.

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Marco Polo (Groundbreakers)

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In return, they carried plants, foods, and animals they found in the New World back to Europe. In 1616, Captain Dirck Hartog of Amsterdam discovered the island that bears his name off the coast of Western Australia. Here I spent near four months beating about in high CHAPTER XLVI 224 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. We rejoiced along with the� NASA mission-control room when the Mars rover landed on the red planet late last year.

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Hudson

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Here he found a wealth of vegetation; cabbage palm was abundant, nutmegs plentiful, and a sort of sandal-wood was growing freely. About his antecesors it´s only know that a family member, Dinis Diaz e Fernandez, navigator and sqire of John I, led several maritime expeditions along the cost of North Africa during the 15th century, having visited the Cape Verde Islands in the year 1445. They were received by an Arab general, "a negro of noble aspect, dressed in a figured silk robe and mounted on a beautiful horse."

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