• The Travels of Marco Polo (Explorers and Exploration)

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    One such society was the Chichimeca tribes of northern Mesoamerica. Prospectors passed through the Buffalo Valley district in the 1860s but the gold was not identified until outcrops were sampled at the property in 1912. The Mars 3 orbiter returned data until August, 1972. Among the topics are "Mapping La Salle's Travels," "Learning from Primary Source Documents: One Day at a Time," and "Examining Events from Different Perspectives."
  • Hernando de Soto (Latinos in American History)

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    From a drawing in Hovgaard's Nordenskiöld's Voyage. The two probes planned to impact the surface 15 to 20 seconds before the Mars Polar Lander was to touch down. He was excessively lean; he had walked the whole way from Zanzibar, never having ridden once during that wearying march. After replenishing his supplies, Hawai‘iloa returned home and brought his wife and his children back to Hawai‘i, again using the fixed stars as guides. River and channel like features were discovered.
  • Voyages Through Time: Escape From Earth

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    II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 307-310. And the most pitiful thing was this, that mine eyes have seen of all my travail in searching out the paths of the sea." Companies were being formed in Great Britain, Germany, and France. Though erroneous, Udden's theory led to the first major oil discovery in the West Texas Permian Basin. The six men must dig a cave out of a snow bank where they live for six months on penguin and seal meat. 1912: In December, Douglas Mawson must begin his lone trek across George V Land back to his base at Commonwealth Bay.
  • Hernan Cortes: The Life of a Spanish Conquistador (Graphic

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    The hunting of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) for their oil continued at varying levels up until the early 1960s. In 1628, the skipper of the 650 ton Batavia [picture above] planned to hijack the ship on her maiden voyage. Likewise, there was not a particular purpose for each and every European country’s colonization in the New World, and although coming from different parts of Europe there were still common traits among them. The date of completion is planned to be fall of 2017 "Just to see the little faces light up it's worth it all," said Milla.
  • The Discovery of the Americas

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    Amerigo Vespucci charted 6000 miles of the South American coast, declaring that it was a previously unknown continent. His United States Exploring Expedition comprised six ships and 433 men, making it the largest expedition ever dispatched to explore the southern ocean. By the year 1515, there were perhaps fifty thousand Indians left. This divided risk among many investors and ensured a vetting of expeditions. Imagine mapping coastlines and inland rivers without a bird's eye view of new lands!
  • The Travels of Sieur de La Salle (Explorers and Exploration)

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    American Indians, Africans, and those of mixed background held the lowest positions. Then past White Island and the estuary of the great Obi River, past the mouth of the Yenisei to Dickson Island, lately discovered, she sailed. Secondly, as history depends upon documents, the role of those who set their feats down in writing is necessarily exaggerated: literate missionaries become more celebrated than less articulate whalers, sealers, traders, and wanderers.
  • Christopher Columbus: Young Explorer (Childhood of World

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    So, sending back his party, accompanied only by two Frenchmen as brave as himself, he stepped into an Indian canoe to be carried round the rapids and so continue his perilous journey—perilous, indeed, for bands of hostile natives lurked in the primeval forests that clothed the river-banks in dense masses. This early book of sailing directions served as a handy guide for the sailor and a storehouse of practical information for laymen. Sail with Captain Cook as he maps vast unknown territories.
  • Exploration of Africa (Great Explorers Series)

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    Throughout history, the ocean has been a vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration. They set him up as a target, and riddled his body with bullets, or they chopped off his hands, and then sent him home to exhibit the useless, bleeding stumps to his family. Mounted on the cruise stage of the Mars Polar Lander were two Deep Space 2 impact probes, named Amundsen and Scott. Stephenson, "The Henry Harrisse Collection of Publications, Papers, and Maps Pertaining to the Early Exploration of America," published in Detail from computer-generated version of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's original plan for the capital of the United States, enhanced to show Thomas Jefferson's handwritten editorial changes.
  • The Vikings (Footsteps in Time)

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    Prince Henry the Navigator, as King John’s younger son was known, led the way in the exploration of sea routes to Africa and Asia. Pneumonia of right lung, and I cough all day and all night. After forty days at sea they reached an island with steep sides, where they took in fresh supplies. In October the sun disappeared, the days grew darker. The Portuguese settlements were isolated, difficult to reinforce if attacked, and prone to being picked off one by one.
  • Zebulon Pike: Explorer of the Southwest (Legendary Heroes of

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    Then the mast snapped, water rushed in, and soon the Porpoise was a hopeless wreck. You agree that removal of such watermarks would violate the terms of this contract. Then he headed west, with his own complement of native slaves, to continue his mostly fruitless search for gold and other goods. Hero mounted a sphere on top of a water kettle. The young navigator’s logic was sound, but his math was faulty. A letter written to the queen by Columbus in 1493 wrote that the Caribbean Islands were home to “subhuman monsters” and “cannibals”, even though he had never personally seen evidence of such beings.[2] The film points to the European sense of superiority when a group of Algonquins are introduced to an alarm clock.
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