Exploring the Pacific Northwest (Exploring the Americas)

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January 3, 2000 - the Galileo space probe safely completes its encounter with Jupiter's ice moon, Europa, at an altitude of 343 km. From the Italian for "bad air," mal'aria has probably influenced to a great extent human populations and human history. So, Columbus and his successors were not coming into an empty wilderness, but into a world which in some places was as densely populated as Europe itself, where the culture was complex, where human relations were more egalitarian than in Europe, and where the relations among men, women, children, and nature were more beautifully worked out than perhaps any place in the world.

Spain Arrives in the Americas (Hispanic Americans: Major

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Jenkinson hastened to the Sultan of these parts, a noted robber himself, to be kindly received by the Tartar Prince, who set before him the flesh of a wild horse and some mare's milk. The Porcupine camp has produced approximately 59 million ounces of gold over the past 80 years. New trading posts in India and China along with trade in North American colonies gave England access to huge markets and many resources.

Exploring North America, 1800-1900 (Discovery and

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Everything was new, and they were suddenly startled to find two volcanoes, one of which was active; steam and smoke rising to a height of two thousand feet above the crater and descending as mist and snow. Contributions to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by U. Now a good navigator could at least determine vessel's latitude. (It would take several centuries before exact longitude could be determined.) The year 1492 was an auspicious one for Spain.

Explorers and Mapmakers (In Search of the Past)

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In large measure because of Portugal’s dominance along the African coast in the late-15th century, other European nations—including Spain—turned to the west for economic expansion. The wealthy king delighted in exotic pleasures. So Cortez the Conqueror fitted out vessels that made three northward expeditions. Barton was from a very wealthy family and had already begun experimenting with underwater exploration in his youth. Gagarin's flight resonated around the world; it was a demonstration of the advanced Soviet space program and it opened an entirely new era in space exploration: human spaceflight.

Daniel Boone: Frontier Scout (Exploring the West

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When their cavalcade of murder was over they were in Mexico City, Montezuma was dead, and the Aztec civilization, shattered, was in the hands of the Spaniards. The rocks in the footwall of this fault were exposed only as float. Curiosity set off from Earth in November 2011 and landed nearly nine months later -- 99 million miles away. Confidence to conduct independent research. You will gain an understanding of the process of scientific inquiry. The choice of Cook, who at the time was just a ships’ master, was a calculated one based on his skill rather than patronage.

John C. Fremont: Courageous Pathfinder of the Wild West

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Over 10 years Cook led three world-encircling expeditions and mapped many countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands. At the time, pendulum clocks kept time. Ross and his ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE 264 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. They were entertained on board an English man-of-war lying off the coast.

The Voyage of the Mayflower (Graphic History)

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At the end of his three years he returned and reported that he had discovered land with rich meadows, fine woods, and good fishing, which he had named Green-land. Could they but have wintered here "in sight of the brilliant burning mountain and at so short a distance from the Magnetic Pole," they might easily have reached it the following spring,—so they thought,—but reluctantly Ross had to turn. "Few can understand the deep feelings of regret with which I felt myself compelled to abandon the perhaps too ambitious hope I had so long cherished of being permitted to plant the flag of my country on both Magnetic Poles of our globe."

Tiger of the Snows: Tenzing Norgay: The Boy Whose Dream Was

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A little village soon grew up, and the Eskimos, both men and women, went hunting as of yore. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. The dream of stepping into the outer reaches of Earth's atmosphere was driven by the fiction of Peter Francis Geraci [13] [14] [15] and H. In 1516 the English humanist Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) published Utopia, his description of an ideal society where crime, injustice, and poverty did not exist.

Magellan & The Americas (The History of Exploration)

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All were well armed, though the natives seemed peacefully disposed. This was an important relationship, since the Russians were entirely unskilled in hunting sea mammals, particularly the elusive sea otter. Matthew Flinders, was to become one of the most highly accomplished navigators and chart makers of all time. I redoubled my exertions though I felt my limbs gradually stiffening; at last I was able to stretch out my hand to the edge of the kayak.

Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13

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The Portuguese hoped they could find their own route to the Indies and break the Venetian stranglehold. Therefore, the following centuries would see further explorations which, while failing to find an easier passageway, would in the process piece together most of the global map. Pictures of bizarre looking people with umbrella feet, faces in their stomachs, and dogs' heads illustrated books about lands to the East. But their ponies had suffered badly during the march; they had already been obliged to shoot three of them, and on 7th December the last pony fell down a crevasse and was killed.