Exploration & Discovery


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By developing coordinated field campaigns aboard NOAA, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) and other partner vessels, NOAA will embark upon oceanic expeditions that may rival the historic HMS Challenger Expedition in 1872. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. The expedition sent out by the British Government in 1839-43 in the Erebus and Terror, under Captain (afterward Sir) James Ross, was rich in geographical results.

Tools of Navigation: A Kid's Guide to the History & ...


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He sighted the Strait of Juan de Fuca and much of the coastal territory of present-day Washington. But after the conquest of Canada by the British in 1763, the French fur-trade in the West was taken over by a group of daring adventurers from Montreal, who formed about 1779 the North West Company. After a return visit to Mecca, he makes his way up through Syria and into Anatolia - where he finds the Ottoman Turks beginning to expand their territory.

James Cook Across the Pacific to Australia (Beyond the


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The information from these scattered sources was brought together and given graphic form in the 1672 Jesuit map of the Great Lakes. The far northwest corner of North America thus became a focus of rivalry for England, Russia, Spain, and—after 1783—the fledgling United States, which sponsored Robert Gray's expedition along the northwest coast (1787–1793). Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite orbited Earth at 939 to 215 km (583 to 134 mi) in 1957, and was soon followed by Sputnik 2.

Lewis and Clark on Their Journey to the Pacific (In ...



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Lawrence in North America, still very imperfectly known. This was one reason Spain was reluctant to gamble on a proposed voyage by Columbus to seek a new route to China. Interactive games, dynamic videos and graphics showcase the exciting world of shipwreck exploration. Films such as Walt Disney’s Pocahontas (1995) and The New World (2005) have created a romantic tale and reinforced the erroneous belief that Pocahontas saved Smith from execution because of their love for each other.

Around The World In A Hundred Years (Turtleback School &


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Maybe you're one of the sailors who stayed behind in la Navidad... There had doubtless been many before, but records are scanty and hard to piece together, and a detailed account of a traveller with a name is very interesting. "Abram went ... forth to go into the land of Canaan.... The final major expedition of the heroic era began when Ernest Shackleton left England in the ship Endurance on August 8, 1914. The composite incorporates a Navigation Camera image taken prior to the test, with insets taken by the camera in ChemCam.

Christopher Columbus: Man With A Vision


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Of that total, a bit less than $3 million could probably be attributed to oil-related sources. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. The 1928 discovery well brought prosperity to Lea County and the town of Hobbs, named for James Hobbs, who homesteaded there in 1907. Even though Norway's late nineteenth century whaling expeditions to the Antarctic had not been successful, declining whale stocks in northern waters forced that country's whaling firms to take yet another look at the southern ocean.

Extreme Exploration (Difficult and Dangerous)



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One significant factor contributing to this trend was the declining Asian fur market, and the near-extinction of the sea otter. This volume of the DCB also includes entries on all the significant explorers, including John Cabot and his son Sebastian, the Portuguese explorers Jo�o Fernandes, Gaspar Corte-Real and his brother Miguel, and the French explorer Jacques Cartier. The carrack (called nao, for ship, by the Portuguese) was the beast of burden of the 16th century, carrying cargo and troops to faraway lands.

Cook: James Cook Charts the Pacific Ocean (Exploring the


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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Many of Pope’s arguments were echoed by a number of the papers presented at the "Cabot and His World" symposium in June 1997, sponsored by the Newfoundland Historical Society and subsequently collected, edited, and published by Iona Bulgin for the Society in a collection by the same title. There was a dark room for developing, acetylene gas for lighting, a good stove for warming, and comfortable cubicles decorated with pictures.

Jacques Cartier: Navigating the St. Lawrence River (Library


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The first Americans came from Asia, beginning as early as thirty thousand years ago, over a land bridge that formed at the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. In 1962, Cousteau created the first underwater habitat called Conshelf. He started a fur-trading post called Quebec. As a result, manufacturing in Europe, especially cottage industries, increased. Peary was now stamped as a successful Arctic explorer. The next mission to explore Mercury was NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft, launched on August 3, 2004.

John C. Fremont: Soldier and Pathfinder (Legendary Heroes of



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It is melancholy to learn that the man who made this really great discovery was publicly hanged four years later in Darien. The goal of this program is to effectively integrate digital information on text, illustrations, maps, and other objects with the vast storehouse of information of the Museum's collections. For the past three decades, NOAA has pursued a course of ocean regulation and management without ever developing a comprehensive exploration program. Yet he was to do greater things than these, and to lose his life in the doing.

Francisco Pizarro: Destroyer of the Inca Empire (Wicked