A Kid's Life During the Westward Expansion (How Kids Lived)

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Thence he journeyed away to the Highlands, making his way through rugged and mountainous country that had stayed the warlike Romans long years before. Their food is rice, which they often eat with a broth which they pour upon the rice. The Jackson-Harmsworth expedition of 1894-97, which left England in the whaler Windward, solved some most interesting geographical problems. Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who served the King of Spain, and was the first person to sail the Pacific Ocean and around South America.

Albert II: The 1st Monkey in Space (Famous Firsts: Animals

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They found Barrow's Strait full of impenetrable ice, and resolved to pass the winter on Fury beach, which seemed almost like home to the ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE 266 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Nothing daunted by his recent sufferings, Franklin accepted the supreme command, and amid the CHAPTER LIII 251 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M.

Great Journey (Remarkable World Series)

Peter Chrisp

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European intellectuals turned from the practice of logical investigation to observing and recording, measuring, and arranging. EGYPTIAN SHIP OF THE EXPEDITION TO PUNT, ABOUT 1600 B. They made a good start; the weather was calm and clear, the sea smooth as a mirror—walruses lay in herds on the ice, and, steering due north, they made good progress. The sea level has dropped and the land has risen, so the remains of the Norse buildings are some distance from the water.

Explore With Sieur De La Salle (Travel With the Great

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The defeat of the Spanish Armada saved England from invasion. Public awareness and a burgeoning pride in identity have radically altered this situation, and for the 2006 census 16,767 Tasmanian citizens proudly declared their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and heritage, and many of them have roots deep in Tasmania's prehistory. Hair (eds.), The Westward Enterprise, English Activities in Ireland, the Atlantic and America, 1480-1650 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1979), pp. 81-102, and A.

Explorers and Exploration: John Cabot

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For seven years it thrived under the careful management of Governor Phillips, who was then replaced by one Hunter. End with the explorer's later life and death. Explain why he wanted to explore and who sponsored him. Compare the European-African encounters with the European-Indian encounters. This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section. Although it is impossible to justify that statement to everyone's satisfaction, one can safely say that the printing press has been one of the most powerful inventions of the modern era.

Thor Heyerdahl and the " Kon-Tiki " Voyage (Great 20th

Philip Steele

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Hudson's voyages for the Muscovy Company had already come under the notice of the Dutch, who were vying with the English for the discovery of this short route to the East. Of the future there were as yet but faint foreshadowings. unimpaired. Most share the dooming factors of poor planning and unrealistic appraisals of the North American environment. These explorations were frequently connected to conquest and missionary work, as the states of Europe attempted to increase their influence, both in political and religious terms, throughout the world.

Hernan Cortes: Conquering the Aztec Empire (Incredible

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Some historians have said that Juan Sebastián Elcano, who captained the Victoria back from the Philippines, is a worthier candidate for the title of first to circumnavigate the globe. At some point while the native guests were making their historic visit on board, a pair of silver spoons belonging to second pilot Martinez were ether traded or pilfered. In 1497 an Italian named John Cabot sailed west from Bristol, England, intent on finding a new trade route to the Orient for his patron, King Henry VII of England.

Christopher Columbus (Discover the Life of an Explorer

Trish Kline

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Expeditions set out for many remote regions of the world, including the Congo Basin of Africa, central Asian deserts, and isolated islands of the Pacific. Sure, he made some key observations — but then he dug into them further, inquiring why the plates were exposed and trying to eliminate different potential causes of the exposure to get to the physical explanation behind the happy accident. He called it Navidad (Christmas) and left thirty-nine crewmembers there, with instructions to find and store the gold.

Hernan Cortes (Fact Finders Biographies: Great Explorers)

Thomas Streissguth

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This would not change until the Australian High Court's decision in the Mabo Case in 1992. unknown, Pioneer Squatters, 1880-1890. The early maps of "Apphrica" are filled with camels and unicorns, lions and tigers, veiled figures and the turrets and spires of strange buildings— "Surely," says a modern writer,—"surely the old cartographer was less concerned to fill his gaps than to express the poetry of geography." In August 2004 the Broom project, a satellite field to the Heather field offshore UK, comes on stream with gross production reaching in excess of 25,000 boepd from 3 wells.

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

Russell Freedman

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Numerous non-commercial oil and gas shows in many of the wells drilled. Not only this, but it was soon the wealthiest city on the face of the earth and the seat of the government. And to-day, there are still gaps in the most modern maps of Africa, where one-eleventh of the whole area remains unexplored. Towards the close of December, 1839, Captain Wilkes and his squadron, consisting of the United States flagship Vincennes, the Peacock, the schooner Flying Fish and the brig Porpoise, set out for New South Wales and by January 1, had reached latitude 43 degrees south.