Exploration & Discovery

Voyages of Discovery (History of the World (Zak Books))

Neil Morris Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.36 MB Downloadable formats: PDF These sightings were used to construct maps from the many aerial photos taken during Operation Highjump. Raids by Native American tribes and disease devastated the settlement, and it was eventually abandoned. The only problem is that, as National Geographic notes, the megalodon has been extinct for millions of years, and viewers have complained they weren't presented with any evidence to the contrary. But now Francisco Serrano was sent off from Malacca to explore farther. [...]

Samuel de Champlain (Quest Biography)

Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.33 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Ceres apparently formed far enough from the sun under conditions cool enough for it to hang on to water molecules. Another fortnight found the successful explorers staggering back to the Victory with their great news, after an absence of twenty-eight days. In 1606, a Dutch trading company sent Henry Hudson to find the passage. They were very much capable of defending themselves with body and mind. With angry words Vasco da Gama bade them be silent, though "he well saw how much reason they had at every moment to despair of their lives"; the ships were now letting in much water, and cold rains soaked them all to the skin. "All cried out to God for mercy upon their souls, for now they no longer took heed of their lives." [...]

Robert Peary (Explorers (Abdo Publishing Company))

Kristin Petrie Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.93 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It was crowded with spectators "eager to behold such men and animals as had never been seen in that part of the world." To date, the only confirmed Viking site in the New World is L’Anse aux Meadows, a thousand-year-old way station discovered in 1960 on the northern tip of Newfoundland. What a contrast are these Arabs to the explorers of the vigorous north. The 12th August found the little Fox in Melville Bay made fast to an iceberg, and a few days later she was frozen firmly into an ice-pack. [...]

Cook: James Cook Charts the Pacific Ocean (Exploring the

Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.38 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Using the assistance of a translator, Doña Marina, he assembled alliances with discontented subdued tribes in the Aztec empire. The Germans were ready to defend their land, and further advance was impossible. Dick, Steven J. "Extraterrestrial Life and Our World View at the Turn of the Millennium," Dibner Lecture, Smithsonian Institution, May, 2000, at http://www.sil.si.edu/silpublications/dibner-library-lectures Levy, David, Clyde Tombaugh: Discoverer of the Planet Pluto (Univ. of Arizona Press: Tucson, 1991) Margulis, Lynn. [...]

Cher Ami: WWI Homing Pigeon (Famous Firsts: Animals Making

Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.01 MB Downloadable formats: PDF The perception of the New World as an environment free from the corruptions and injustices of European life would provide a vantage point for criticizing all social evils. From a Map by JODOCUS HONDIUS, about 1590. D. 500, as this Moundbuilder culture of the Ohio Valley was beginning to decline, another culture was developing westward, in the valley of the Mississippi, centered on what is now St. The Renaissance shattered and of man and the outer world, and flashing the light of reality upon the darkened places of his own nature. [...]

How We Learned the Earth Is Round (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out

Patricia Lauber Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.43 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Battle is only one of the ways to destroy an enemy's will to fight. A further two discoveries are made on Bunga Pakma and Bunga Raya. With an idea of colonising, he left Carthage—the most famous of the Phoenician colonies—with sixty ships containing an enormous number of men and women. "When we had set sail," says Hanno shortly, "and passed the pillars (of Hercules) after two days' voyage, we founded the first city. Dampier returned to England even a poorer man than he had left it twelve years before. [...]

Accidents May Happen: Fifty Inventions Discovered by Mistake

Charlotte Foltz Jones Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.55 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Join us again next week at this time for another Explorations program, in Special English, here on the Voice of America. Environmental history is rapidly rising in popularity as a consequence of our growing anxiety over climate change. The most important French colony was on the island of Hispaniola, present-day Haiti. Well versed in languages and science, he was a patron of scholars, whom he gathered about him, from all parts of the world, at his Italian scholars of Greek and Roman classical literature. [...]

Here There Be Monsters: The Legendary Kraken and the Giant

HP Newquist Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.82 MB Downloadable formats: PDF P�nfilo Narv�ez - he sailed form Barrameda on February 22nd, 1527 with the commission to colonize all the lands between Florida and Mexico. The old (or known) inhabited world oikoumene is depicted as extending 180 degrees east and west, but in reality it covers only 105 degrees of longitude. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE ABOVE STATED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. This was used to determine the exact time of day on the high seas, so as to calculate longitude by the chronometric method. [...]

Charles Darwin: On the Trail of Evolution (Beyond the

Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.86 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In 1822 he had penetrated the ice-barriers of Eastern Greenland, and had surveyed the coast line from 75 degrees to 69. Heading up the coast, the Portuguese encountered Arab surprise and hostility against European ships in their waters. Britain and France both formed alliances with local princes and employed Sepoys, or Indian troops. We have already heard of the Chukches from Behring—the Chukches whom no man had yet vanquished, for when Siberia was conquered by a Kossack chief in 1579, the Chukches in this outlying north-eastern corner of the Old World, savage, courageous, resolute, kept the conquerors at bay. [...]

Guts & Glory: The Vikings (Guts & Glory Series, Book 2)

Format: Paperback Language: 1 Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.94 MB Downloadable formats: PDF In the summer of 1608, John Smith led two expeditions out from the fort at Jamestown to explore and map the Chesapeake Bay. Little useful information was left by the explorers. Sixteen died of starvation, among them the brave Lockwood, one was drowned and one shot to death for stealing food from the commissary stores. Abbott, eds., Guidebook for field trips, Bulk mineable precious metal deposits in the western United States: Geological Society of Nevada, April, 1987. [...]