New Zealand

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Scientific investigations may be inspired by many different factors. D. 1000-1500 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996) and, more recently, in The Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers (London: I. Since the 1990s cruise ships have plied the waters off the continent during the antarctic summer in increasing numbers. It gave their kings an edge in the balance of power for a time, a chance to hire more mercenary soldiers for their wars.

Lewis and Clark (Explorers (Abdo Publishing Company))

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While individual Norsemen probably made irregular trips to V�nland for centuries, the days of regular trading visits were over. It is true that native populations were exploited economically and devastated by disease. He must have been a little astonished when the Portuguese commander seized him by the collar, exclaiming: "You are my prisoner!" giving him into custody and CHAPTER XXVII 147 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Navy, decided to ask them to fund his expedition.

Christopher Columbus (Discover the Life of An Explorer)

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In that time, we've sent people to the moon, rovers to Mars, and space probes deep into the reaches of our solar system. He returned and anchored at Dieppe on July 8, 1524. What we've done on Mars, and what's next Water-ice clouds, polar ice and other geographic features can be seen in this full-disk image of Mars from 2011. The explorer spent some time in trying to find the lost site of old Memphis, but this was difficult. "A man's heart fails him in looking to the south," he says; "he is lost in the immense expanse of desert, which he sees full of pyramids before him.

Building a New World (Hispanic American History)

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The spread of mankind throughout the world out of Africa, over the past two million years, is a form of exploration. Two other mines provided ore for another smelter from 1938 to 1942 (Davies, 1992; Williamson, 1982). During the repairs, the station has a near collision with an abandoned satellite (MSTI 2), which speeds past to within 500 meters of Mir. Angry, indeed, was the captain—so angry that he threatened to land the stowaway on a desert island.

Christopher Columbus (What You Didn't Know About History)

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Nonetheless, during the 1937-1938 season, over 46,000 whales were killed, 9000 of them immature. Tolukuma, discovered during helicopter-supported regional reconnaissance geochemistry in 1985, saw mine construction begin in May 1995. Soon afterwards his ship, the Pourquois-pas?, ran aground on a hidden reef. For making friends with the natives, we find a supply of twenty-four brass kettles, one hundred and fifty butchers' knives, three hundred and fifty yards of coloured flannel, one hundred pounds of snuff, one hundred and fifty pounds of soap, forty umbrellas, and much gin and brandy.

Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354

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By the mid-sixteenth century, however, England had recognized the advantages of trade with the East, and in 1560 English merchants enlisted Martin Frobisher to search for a northwest passage to India. September found Cabral at last at anchor off Calicut. Lode mining for gold began on Sudest Island as early as 1890; miners began to work the lodes at Woodlark in 1900 and on Misima in 1904. Two or three months later he passes Cape Cross - reached in the previous year by Diogo Cam, and as yet the furthest point south of any Portuguese expedition.

Accidental Explorers: Surprises and Side Trips in the

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Many of Pope’s arguments were echoed by a number of the papers presented at the "Cabot and His World" symposium in June 1997, sponsored by the Newfoundland Historical Society and subsequently collected, edited, and published by Iona Bulgin for the Society in a collection by the same title. New research indicates human colonization of Eastern Polynesia took place much faster and more recently than previously thought, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa anthropologist Terry Hunt reports.

Desert Trek (World Explorer)

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When he arrives in Mexico City, his tales reinforce ideas that the Seven Cities of Cibola, also known as the Seven Cities of Gold, exist and are located in New Mexico. 1535 - Jacques Cartier travels up the St. It was even harder for the Europeans to get adjusted to corn -- eating it made many of them sick, and they weren't accustomed to planting row crops in their fields -- but they could harvest 1800 pounds of corn on the acre that had given them only 600 pounds of wheat.

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Christopher

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To him it seemed as though he had endured all his hardships in vain. As Ben Finney suggests in “One Species, or a Million?” (From Sea to Space), the history of humanity is a history of migrations. Despite the fact that there was no evidence that Amerigo had lied or cheated, and certainly none that he had conspired to have his name adorn the new continents, it became fashionable to question his achievements and criticize him for "usurping" his friend Columbus as namee.

Descubriendo Texas (Finding Texas) (Turtleback School &

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Upon its several schemes the Government spent L30,000 and employed the labors and ingenuities of several thousand Whites for a long time with failure as a result. The extinction of feudalism, the development of the great nationalities of Europe, the growth of monarchy, the limitation of the ecclesiastical authority, and the erection of the papacy sense of popular freedom which exploded in the Revolution: these are the aspects of the movement which engross his attention.