• Pirates: The Secrets of Blackbeard's World

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    PBS World Explorers Some sailed across the Atlantic, others rocketed to the moon. Then Sir Hugh SEARCH FOR A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE 172 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Second, they exposed Europeans to new cultures, peoples and lands. The same holds true for Tertiary slope fans and channels that have only been drilled by two wells. Approaching from the Gulf of Mexico, Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville (1699) discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River.
  • A Dog Came, Too

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    I walked deliberately to him, took off my hat, and said, 'Dr. The devastating nature of war rockets was not their accuracy or power but their numbers. But the overriding purpose is to discover a sea route round Africa to the east, with its rich promise of trade in valuable spices. The Reformation and the Counter-Reformation were major motivating factors in early modern Europe leading to exploration of new lands.... [tags: European History] Reasons for Exploration - Reasons for Exploration Before the Age of Exploration, little was known to the Europeans of the outside world.
  • Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark

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    In 2001, Shell drilled Onondaga B-84 primarily to test for lower Missisauga deltaic sands trapped against the flank of a salt dome. Soundings brought up mud and great bowlders were found on the icebergs. On February 20, 1962, John Glenn’s historic flight made him the first American to orbit Earth. “Landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth within a decade” was a national goal set by President John F. July 17, 1984 - launch of Soyuz-T 12 carrying Svetlana Savitskaya, who becomes the first woman to walk in space.
  • Trail Blazers: An Illustrated Guide to the Women Who

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    Space stations and human spacecraft in orbit are also satellites. Three weeks later he reached the Great Ice Barrier which had stopped Ross in 1840. Being a peninsula also meant that most commerce was done by Sea. These distinctions become an issue of public policy when decisions must be made about the balance between human and robotic exploration. The Lewis and Clark expedition was also a political success. Some were so powerful, their escaping exhaust flames bored deep holes into the ground before lift-off.
  • Beagle with Charles Darwin

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    This was accomplished during his famous circumnavigation of the globe between 1577-1580. The ferocious chieftain, Ras Michael, who had killed one king, poisoned another, and was now ruling in the name of a third, sent for him. Saudi Arabia's Ghawar field is the largest. Tried to use stellar parallax caused by the Earth's orbit to measure the distance to the stars; the same principle as depth perception. And where, on our modern maps, was this little earth, and what was it like?
  • Amazing Archaeologists: True Stories of Astounding

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    Quinn (ed.), sub-titled America from Concept to Discovery. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Rather, printing was a combination of several different inventions and innovations: block printing, rag paper, oil based ink, interchangeable metal type, and the squeeze press. In time, however, the poison-producing capacities of the tomato were bred out, and the tomato became one of the most popular additions to European cuisine.
  • 101 Amazing Pirate Facts: Fun Historical Pirate Trivia for

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    In the latter part of 1966, the Industrial Export Company of Romania drilled a stratigraphic well near Atiavi in the Keta Basin. There, you can easily access this resource later when you’re ready to customize it or assign it to your students. The stories have been out there for years and with 95 percent of the ocean unexplored, who really knows?" On 17th May the 81st degree of latitude was reached. With food and fuel for one thousand days, and accompanied by his nephew, James Ross, who had been with Parry on his recent Polar voyage, he left England the end of May 1829, not to return for many a long year.
  • Eyewitness: Explorer (Eyewitness Books)

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    Blair, Jackson's adopted son, along with his papers which are housed in the Manuscript Division. The Chichimec peoples were made up of four ethnic groups composed of Guachichiles, Pames, Guamares, and Zacatecos. Unlike the older side steering oars which had a tendency to come out of the water as the ship rocked, making it hard to steer the ship, he stern rudder stayed in the water. A hero to some, a villain to others, Cook is depicted from different points of view: as an historic figure of the great stature to the British Royal Navy of the 18th Century and contemporary western culture, and as an exploiter of the Indigenous peoples he came across.
  • Sieur de La Salle: New World Adventurer (In the Footsteps of

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    The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. The Papers from Tortugas Laboratory contain some of the most prolific early knowledge of marine life in the Gulf. 1905-1913 Fish Hawk conducts surveys in Matagorda Bay, Texas (Moore, 1907), Mississippi Sound (Moore, 1913a, 1913b), and Lavaca Bay, Texas (Moore and Danglade, 1915). 1914 Soley (1914) summarizes hydrographical data from the Gulf on a chart entitled, "The Gulf Stream in the Gulf of Mexico".
  • Off the Map: The Journals of Lewis and Clark

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    When the Spanish got there they took all of it away from the Incas. Synge 137 Anglo-Saxon Map of the World 138 Prince Henry of Portugal encourages Exploration 140 Zarco and Vaz reach Porto Santo 140 Zarco discovers Madeira 142 Nuno Tristam discovers Cape Blanco 143 Gonsalves discovers Cape Verde Islands 144 Cadamosto reaches the Senegal River and Cape Verde 145 Diego Gomez reaches the Gambia River 148 Death of Prince Henry 149 Fra Mauro's Map 150 Diego Cam discovers the Congo 152 Bartholomew Diaz rounds the Cape of Good Hope 153 Martin Behaim makes his Globe 160 Christopher Columbus discovers West Indies 166 Columbus finds Jamaica and other Islands 167 Columbus finds Trinidad 169 Death of Columbus 170 Amerigo Vespucci finds Trinidad and Venezuela 175 First Map of the New World by Juan de la Cosa 177 Vasco da Gama reaches India by the Cape 181 Pedro Cabral discovers Brazil 188 Francisco Serrano reaches the Spice Islands 192 Balboa sees the Pacific Ocean 203 The First Circumnavigation of the World 206 Cordova discovers Yucatan 206 Juan Grijalva discovers Mexico 209 Cortes conquers Mexico 217 Pizarro conquers Peru 221 Orellana discovers the Amazon 225 Cabot sails to Newfoundland 228 Jacques Cartier discovers the Gulf of St.
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