• Samuel De Champlain (Jr. Graphic Famous Explorers)

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    Just as the United States has events taking place over four years to commemorate the Civil War, a series of world-wide initiatives commemorate Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s 1910-13 expedition. Stranded, the 16-man crew was forced to spend the winter on the ice, along with their young cabin boy. The cargo, the main reason for the voyage, consisted of 250 tons of peppercorns, complemented with many other spices and drugs, countless bales of cotton and silk cloth of all sizes and colors, furniture, porcelain, exotic animals and thousand of luxury items from the workshops of the far east.
  • 1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to

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    This crew visited destinations along the east coast of North America, participating in Philadelphia's Sesquicentennial. We had also to make use of sawdust for food, and rats became a great delicacy." To-morrow we will rush south with the flag. Missions listed below were competitively selected under the Discovery Program. May 14, 1973 - Skylab Workshop is launched by the U. Approaching Christmas: Meditations For Advent A Brief History Of Modern Warfare The Papers Of Ulysses S Grant April July Papers Of Ulysses S Grant Curiosity makes you smarter.
  • Henry Hudson (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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    Also in the Dead Sea area there was a non-commercial discovery at Massada (Emunnah) which produced some oil on test. This system, and other multibeam sounding systems that have evolved since, observe a number of soundings to the left and right of a ship's head as well as vertically allowing the development of a relatively accurate map of the seafloor as the ship proceeds on a survey line. 1977 - Hydrothermal vents discovered and with it an ecosystem that survives without the energy of the sun.
  • Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush

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    Nevertheless, many astronomers considered it to be a planet too. But the exact location and other details were unknown. The IGY was originally scheduled to last from June 1957 through December 1958. Narrator#2: For many years people crossed over this land bridge and migrated throughout the New World. From Jocomo di Gastaldi's Map, about 1550. The "Isola de Demoni" is Labrador, and "Terra Nuova" and the islands south of it make up Newfoundland.
  • Francisco Coronado and the Seven Cities of Gold (Explorers

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    Publication of the Map of the Pacific--the oldest existing map showing any part of Australia - compiled by VOC cartographer Hessel Gerritszoon ( note ) and including the information gathered by Janszoon in 1606. Experiences of the French Huguenots in America - The King's Refugees is a document written in about 1908. The area was named Vinland, as grapes grew there, but it has been suggested that the “grapes” referred to were in fact cranberries. In fact, in 1940, scientists named two more additions to the periodic table of the elements neptunium and plutonium.
  • Adventurers (20th Century Lives)

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    Much of this meat was spoiled by the time it was consumed, and spices, especially pepper, could disguise the taste and smell. Galleons also started using portholes to allow guns to be mounted lower in the hull and not just on deck. The Dallas Theater Center and the Dallas Symphony, among others, have also received gifts. Fishery Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service. All you needed to do was look at the illustrations on a map of the world to confirm that such creatures existed).
  • Explorers (Atomic)

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    L.) A History of Geographical Discovery and Exploration. Synge ROSS'S WINTER QUARTERS IN FELIX HARBOUR. Hudson reached the bay bearing his name in 1607–11 and in the following century attempts on the passage were to be made from the Pacific as well as the Atlantic. But he reached Kano, the famous trading centre of the Haussas, containing some forty thousand inhabitants. His books of maps are still found today in every library in the world. As a result, explorers relied heavily on sailors' lore: reading the color of the water and skies or the type of vegetation and sea birds typical of an area.
  • Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

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    In early 2007 the craft made use of a gravity assist from Jupiter. Over 40 years, Franklin Brooke-Hitching assembled the finest private collection of English language books relating to voyages, exploration and discovery from 16th century to 1930s. Two of his ships were badly damaged and couldn’t continue the journey. In History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration, you not only get the adventurers’ points of view, but the discovered peoples’ perspectives as well.
  • Hernando De Soto (America, My Country Explorers)

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    Manuscript maps relating to Andrew Jackson's military campaigns during the War of 1812 and postwar activities with the Creek Indians are found in the Blair Collection. Many explorers, though, were driven by a sense of adventure or scientific inquiry. He bought thirty-three native canoes and, leading with the Lady Alice, he set his face towards the unknown country. Ironically, it was made in 1543, the same year that Nicolaus Copernicus published his heliocentric, or sun-centered, theory of the universe.
  • Handbook Of Pirates

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    Department of Education nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U. Faced with the lack of hard evidence from China, Menzies' theory, which has been developing since he saw a mediaeval map of the spheres in Venice, is based on a re-evaluation and re-interpretation of existing information - a fact that has opened him up to academic criticism. The first part of the way lay through beautiful country rich in cochineal and vanilla, with groves of CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO 156 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M.