100 Greatest Explorers (100 Greatest)

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Ibn held this office for eight years, till one day the Emperor called him and said: "I wish to send you as ambassador to the Emperor of China, for I know you are fond of travelling in foreign countries." The Spanish monarchs delay for years while a commission investigates his claims. This photo shows Bill Webb at the site with the installation crew. But the best Mercury exploration happened when NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft first flew past Mercury in 1974.

National Geographic Kids Everything Vikings: All the

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However, the particular ceremony was actually a relative common tradition among the Native Americans.[7] The ceremony of death and adoption was a political theatre, where everyone–especially Pocahontas–played a role.[8] Smith was probably never in danger, since the Natives had “feasted him after their best barbarous manner they could.”[9] Instead, the situation was orchestrated by the Native Americans in an attempt to improve trade relations, secure weapons, and integrate the foreigners as tributaries.[10] In Nelson Pereira dos Santos’ film How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman a similar execution ceremony is portrayed in which the entire tribe participates.[11] The captives’ well-being is described by the French writer Michel Montaigne: “he treated his prisoner well for a considerable time, giving him all that hospitality can devise.”[12] The pampered treatment before the captive’s from How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman and Smith’s execution, as well as the role-play around it, suggest that they both were deliberate and carefully calculated ceremonies.

Titanic: The search for the lost fugitives (Codequest)

Anita Croy

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The expedition consisted of thirteen sepoys from Bombay, nine negroes from one of the missions, two men from the Zambesi, Susi, Amoda, and others originally slaves freed by Livingstone. Jo�o Alvares Fagundes - sailed from Portugal in 1520 to explore Codfish Land (Newfoundland) and the Gulf of St. The next year, John Rymill led the British Graham Land Expedition in a two-year aerial and sledge mapping effort on the Peninsula.

The Secrets of Mars (Planets)

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Full text available at Google Books ↑ George Rainsford Fairbanks, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, Solomon Alofsen, The history and antiquities of the city of St. He also sailed along the coast of Nova Scotia and discovered the Bay of Fundy. Eventually, the expedition turned back upon discovering that unexpected weather had left the Kara Sea frozen. Unaware of the significance of his discovery and of the vastness of the continent, he christened the territory Isla de Garc�a. March 1, 1982 - Venera 13 lands on Venus, and provides the first Venusian soil analysis.

Early Explorers (Primary Source Readers)

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European manufacture had been woefully short of industrial materials. The island of Cuba "seemed like heaven itself," but Columbus could not forget that he was searching for gold, for Oriental spices, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS 124 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Mitchell, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the St. Polk, 5 Volumes, Nashville, Vanderbilt University Press, 1975 __________, 1840 Citizens of Texas, Vol. 1: Land Grants, Austin, Self-Published, 1983; Vol. 2: Tax Rolls, St.

Robert Peary vs. Frederick Cook: Race to the North Pole

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A good voyage between Portugal and India would claim the lives of twenty per cent of the crewmen from scurvy alone. The Sun generates most space weather, which can affect power generation and transmission systems on Earth and interfere with, and even damage, satellites and space probes. First of all, the survivors of the Black Death inherited the property of those who did not survive, so that even peasants found themselves a good deal richer.

Sieur de la Salle (Groundbreakers)

Andrew Santella

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But the "stout heart of Magellan" was undaunted. He therefore knew something of the coast of North-West America. "On the 15th of December 1790, I had the honour of receiving my commission as commander of His Majesty's sloop the Discovery, then lying at Deptford, where I joined her," says Vancouver. "Lieutenant Broughton having been selected as a proper officer to command the Chatham, he was accordingly appointed. From De Bry's account of the Voyages to India, 1601. Darwin approved of Lamont’s hypothesis and because Lamont’s thinking on the subject predated the publication of On the Origin of Species, he later credited Lamont (as he did Alfred Russell Wallace) with independently conceiving the theory of natural selection.

Before Columbus: The Leif Eriksson Expedition: A True

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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I was now fully satisfied that there was no Southern Continent. China has announced plans to have a 60-ton multi-module space station in orbit by 2020. He was protected from the sun by a crimson satin umbrella. In North America, Spain initially proved just as dominant. They decided to winter on the shores of the Bear Lake; but Franklin could never bear inaction, so he resolved to push on to the mouth of the Great River with a small party in order to prospect for the coming expedition.

Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage

Catherine O'Neill Grace

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In 2006 Australians celebrated the 400th anniversary of the event. He presented his plan to the King of Portugal, Manuel I, but was rejected, possibly because of his past problems with De Almeida. They had been south of the Antarctic Circle for sixty-three days, when they recrossed it on 4th March. Why did Drake choose this spot to drill for oil? It was agreed that although the companies would pursue their research activities independently, they would keep the CMR informed of developments, and the Committee could make the information more widely available (with the permission of the company involved) if that were deemed in the public interest.

The Exploration of the North and South Poles (Explorers

Tim Cooke

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During his expedition, de Soto, killed many Indians, where ever he went. Kennedy that the Americans take the bold step of reaching the Moon in an attempt to reclaim space superiority from the Soviets. The 1985 images did not give researchers definitive information on the ship’s sinking; however, it did establish some basic foundations that countered early myths. He recovered to find a discontented colony, members of which had already sent back stories to Spain of the misdeeds of their founder.