Jacques Cartier (America, My Country Explorers)

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But when the fog lifted "they saw the fairest country eastward that any man might see, it was so clear and bright that it was a heavenly sight to behold; and all the trees were charged with ripe fruit." Most of the books mentioned are popular survey efforts, ideal to start you off should you want more. The journey of Nansen and Johansen from the Fram to their winter quarters was, in round numbers about 500 nautical miles, and the distance made averaged three miles a day.

Mountain Men (Frontier Land)

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Shortly after the fleet had emerged from the mouth of the Indus a violent south-west monsoon began to blow and Nearchus was obliged to seek shelter in a harbour, which he called the port of Alexander, but which to-day is known as Karachi, the most western seaport of India. This led to a significant increase in applications for Exploration Licences. So the most obvious option was to find a way of linking Europe by sea with the Indian Ocean ports, by finding out if it was possible to sail around the bottom of Africa.

Columbus and the Journey to the New World (History of

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Antonio, seized the Portuguese MAGELLAN SAILS ROUND THE WORLD 148 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Byrd who most successfully coordinated radios, tractors, airplanes, and aerial cameras for the purposes of exploration. The Reader’s Companion to American History. And Vesta was about to be discovered in 1807. So in 1806, astronomers thought there were 11 planets. Following a natural gas explosion in 1934 or 1935, the Bridge and Building Department of the CPR removed all the gas connections to the buildings and abandoned the well with a few wheelbarrowsful of cement.

Amundsen & Scott's Race to the South Pole (Great Journeys)

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The steam engines of the 1700s were the first machines to use fossil fuels to power mechanical processes. The water was calm, the views most lovely. Continuing the repositioning to an independent exploration and production company, Murphy completes the spin-off of its best-in-class retail gasoline business, Murphy USA, Inc. This dominant role has pushed agriculture, the traditional mainstay of the economy, from the early fifties and sixties, to the background.

The Million Stories of Marco Polo

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Livingstone, I presume?” Your own journey begins with the amazing feats of pre-modern explorers, including the ancient Polynesian navigators and Pytheas the Greek, who worked without advanced technologies yet achieved epic results. Yam-1 is reported to have tested 800 bbls/day and the Yam-2 well is reported to have tested 500 bbls/day of oil from the Jurassic. They sailed on northwards to Lima and Panama, chasing the ships of Spain, plundering as they went, till they were deeply laden with stolen Spanish treasure and knew that they had made it impossible to return home by that coast.

Adventures and Conquests of Pizarro (Illustrated)

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Abalone shells, knives, and clothing were traded to the natives in exchange for wolf pelts, sea-otter robes, and fresh sardines. Adrian Locke states, “The traditional view of the conquest of Mexico is one of great law, great victories, military victories of world history, how a group of illiterate, largely illiterate, untrained soldiers could march into a nation of some 15 million individuals and basically lay waste to them and capture the great pride of Mexico, Tenochtitlan and rule over them as if by magic.

Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21

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So the three Venetians abode at the Court of the Chinese Emperor for no less than seventeen years. His feet were encased in Mongolian boots of green velvet. After marching through utterly unknown country for three days, he heard that fresh swarms of invaders had crossed the Rhine, intending to occupy the more fertile tracts on the French side. We were once more afloat on a magnificent stream, nearly a mile wide, curving north-west. 'Ha!

The Most Brilliant, Boldly Going Book of Exploration Ever...

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These they named after the Earl of Sandwich, the group forming the kingdom of Hawaii—the chief island. The first gold production (100 tons averaging 0.65 ounces of gold per ton) was achieved in 1948. Bode concluded that its near-circular orbit was more like a planet than a comet. No Greek had ever crossed it, and even the heroes, for all their courage, feared "that dreadful sea and its rocks and shoals and fogs and bitter freezing storms," and they trembled as they saw it "stretching out before them without a shore, as far as the eye could see."

New York's European Explorers (Spotlight on New York)

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Centuries of men live and die, ignorant of the great world that lies about them—"Lords of the eastern world that knew no west." In 1870 his famous journey to Greenland took place, and two years later he left Sweden on another Polar expedition; but misfortunes beset the expedition, and finally the ships were wrecked. Portuguese explorers such as Gil Eanes, Nuno Tristão, and Alvise da Cada Mosto had explored down the western coast of Africa in the 1430s, 1440s, and 1450s, respectively.

Epic Adventure: Epic Treks (Epic Adventures)

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The Orient became a magnet to traders, and exotic products and wealth flowed into Europe. Las Casas tells how "two of these so-called Christians met two Indian boys one day, each carrying a parrot; they took the parrots and for fun beheaded the boys." Thus, we do not necessarily keep eBooks in compliance with any particular paper edition. Report of a survey of the oyster regions of St. Coronado, a Spanish governor in Mexico, set out to find them in 1540. Bruce (1902–4), and two French expeditions led by Dr.