Exploration & Discovery


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Fitzhugh (ed.), Cultures in Contact: The Impact of European Contacts on Native American Cultural Institutions A. In this period the younger members of many of the noble and rich families of Europe completed their education by doing a 'grand tour' of Europe, and a visit to Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Museo Archeologico in Naples was considered an essential part of these trips. From Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's map. "Pytheas said that the farthest parts of the world are those which lie about Thule, the northernmost of the Britannic Isles, but he never said whether Thule was an island or whether the world was habitable by man as far as that point.

Exploring the Earth with John Wesley Powell (Naturalist's


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For more on the relationship of the sea, science and literature, review the previous Washington Post INSIDE curriculum guide The Sea — Rich and Strange. Native Americans had lived throughout North and South America before Columbus arrived, and Norse explorers landed on Newfoundland at least 500 years before Columbus's first voyage. Furneaux sailed to explore the Van Diemen's Land coast and establish if it was an island or part of the continent of New Holland.

Explorers (History News)


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I: 1000-1700 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966), pp. 146-52 (DCB). I see no point in devoting very much discussion to that volume here, beyond noting that it includes the views of three scholars on Cabot's landfall which were originally presented at the Symposium as part of a "Cabot Landfall" debate; Fabian O'Dea, Brian Cuthbertson and Alan Williams argued for Cape Bonavista (85-91), Cape Breton Island (93-97), and the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula (99-107) respectively, succeeding only in demonstrating how elastic the evidence can be when trying to prove anything about Cabot.

Neil, Buzz, and Mike Go to the Moon



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The famous rock of Scylla and whirlpool of Charybdis, known to the ancients as two sea-monsters, near the Straits of Messina, next claimed his attention. For "that tribe was the terror of the colony," its chief "the Black Douglas of Bush households.". Never was such a luxurious house set up on the bleak shores of the Polar seas. In 1488, Bartholomeu Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa. This timeline will continue to update with the latest exoplanet milestones, so check back to see how the story continues...

Queen Amina


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Eleven islands, not on previous charts, have been marked accurately, and 100 glaciers have been located where only ten were known before. Like Livingstone, in his early explorations, Baker took his wife with him. "It was in vain that I implored her to remain, and that I painted the difficulties and perils still blacker than I supposed they really would be; she was resolved to share all dangers and to follow me through each rough footstep of the wild life before me." This mosaic of images from the Navigation Camera on Curiosity shows the terrain to the west from the rover's position on the 528th Martian day, or sol, of the mission on January 30.

Exploration of North America (Great Explorer (Barrons


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The Internet History Sourcebooks are wonderful collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts for educational use by Paul Halsall. Suddenly a clear halloo rang out on the night air. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. When about half a mile from the Falls, I left the canoe and embarked in a lighter one with men well acquainted with the rapids, who brought me to an island in the middle of the river and on the edge of the lip over which the water rolls.

American Archaeology Uncovers the Vikings



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Exploration was a daunting task, involving a long voyage through remote and tempestuous seas just to reach the continent. Crossing to the southern shore, they found to their bitter grief that shoals and sandbanks made it impossible for them to reach the sea. He was so tall that the tallest of us only came up to his waist; he was well built; he had a large face, painted red all round, and his eyes also were painted yellow around them, and he had two hearts painted on his cheeks; he had but little hair on his head and it was painted white."

Francisco Pizarro: Journeys Through Peru and South America


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The Galleon was a sound multi-purpose design. For the period of discovery and exploration of the Americas, the holdings of the Newberry are extensive. On July 21st, they arrived in Newfoundland, and looking for the Northwest Passage, sailed as far as Labrador. Visit the ‘tween deck of the Susan Constant to learn about shipboard life and the tight conditions during the journey to Virginia. Freeport-McMoRan Copper Co. is created and listed on the NYSE as FCX. 1991 Freeport-McMoRan Copper Co. changes name to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. to reflect significant growth in gold reserves. 1995 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. established as an independent public company through a spin-off from Freeport-McMoRan Inc. 1998 McMoRan Exploration Co. formed with the merger of McMoRan Oil & Gas Company and Freeport-McMoRan Sulphur Co., Inc. 2007 FCX completed the acquisition of Phelps Dodge Corporation, a fully integrated producer of copper and molybdenum with mines in North and South America, and several development projects, including Tenke Fungurume in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 2013 FCX acquires Plains Exploration & Production Company and McMoRan Exploration Co. 2014 Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. changes name to reflect the Company’s expanded portfolio of assets.

Trapped in the Arctic (Book 16) (Exploring the Frozen North)


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Helicopters and airplanes flying overhead will also disturb animals on the ice, causing them at times to scramble toward the water. At other times (and we believe mostly in Summer) they take up their lodgings for a Day or two in a Miserable Wigwam, which they made from Bark of a Tree. The subsequent conflicts that arose during the time of the conquest were a result of a resilient peoples fighting for existence. [1] Matthew Restall, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), p. 135. [5] James P.

Sacagawea (First Biographies (Raintree Hardcover))



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Grant, who arrived in the end of May, carried in a litter, found Speke had not yet obtained leave from the king to "open the country to the north, that an uninterrupted line of commerce might exist between England and Uganda by means of the Nile." Through tempestuous seas and raging winter gales he had guided his ship well, and Spain knew how to do him honour. Initial voyages to the New World by Columbus spurred an era of exploration and invasion by other European empires.

Stories of the Pilgrims (Unabridged Start Publishing LLC)