The Vikings (Landmark Books)

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He was always ready to welcome those with superior knowledge of navigation; so in 1454 he sent an Italian, known to history as Cadamosto, to sail the African seas. Steady exploration drilling continued in the Potwar Basin and led to the discovery of three oil fields. Their achievement of this astonishing feat of exploration might easily be dismissed as legend. Cook's discoveries also forged New Zealand's later links with Britain. The radio was particularly important; for the first time, Antarctic explorers were not completely isolated from the rest of the world.

Ten of the Best Adventures on the Seas (Ten of the Best:

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So the monks took all the fruit they could carry, and, weeping that they might stay no longer in this happy land, they sailed back to Ireland. He had provisions for two days, beads, amber, and tobacco for buying fresh food, an umbrella, a compass, a thermometer and pocket sextant, some pistols and firearms, and "thus attended, thus provided, thus armed, Mungo Park started for the heart of Africa." It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had any interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the inspiration of heaven, any more than those at work upon ships or houses, or labouring in merchandize or agriculture: it will for ever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.

Lost Cities (Treasure Hunters)

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At last I managed to reach the edge of the ice. Fremont, with a remnant of emaciated and half delerious men, succeeded in finding their way back to Sante Fe. They travelled only by night and lay hidden by day in the depth of the forest, till they had reached the far end of the lake, named Lake Champlain after its discoverer. Twenty-five miles from thence is the ocean, and there is a city (Ning-po) which has a very fine port, with large ships and much merchandise of immense value from India and other quarters." "THE UNROLLING OF THE CLOUDS"—III.

Ferdinand Magellan: And the Quest to Circle the Globe

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The European team of Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz announced their discovery of 51 Peg using this method in 1995, and the race was on to find others. Hood, who arrived in perfect health with two canoes." Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7022, 66 p. In his 1891 treatise "On Malaria And Its Hematozoon," he wrote, without giving a reference, that "King, in America, had the idea that mosquitoes played a role in malaria." Gitzen states, "Drake never set foot in California as we know it today." 1580s - The Spanish continued their search for a harbor in California.

You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark!: An Epic

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Sex was provided by prostitutes who came equipped with sex aids and aphrodisiacs. But by far the most wide-ranging and accomplished of the eighteenth-century explorers was the Englishman James Cook, who made three separate voyages to the Pacific in 1768–71, 1772–75, and 1776–80. After crossing the great Burkhan Buddha range, the caravan came to the Shuga Pass, about seventeen thousand feet high, and here their troubles began. "When the huge caravan first set itself in motion," says Huc, "the sky was clear, and a brilliant moon lit up the great carpet of snow with which the whole country was covered.

Sir Ernest Shackleton (Great Explorers) (Great Explorers

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The Portuguese established a basic administrative structure in Brazil, but their overseas efforts focused largely on Asia in the sixteenth century. At Langevin where one of the machines is working, the gas that escapes from the pipe caught fire from the stove, and it burned the whole thing down. Alejandro Malaspina led an expedition called “A Scientific and Political Voyage Around the World”. They also named the forty-nine chiefs who were the ruling council for the Five Nation confederacy of the Iroquois.

Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigating the Globe (Incredible

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This magnificent sheet of water I have ventured to name Victoria after our gracious sovereign." After passing Cape Verde, in order to escape the currents of the Gulf of Guinea, Vasco da Gama steered south-west into an unknown part of the South Atlantic. In addition, the spring Newsletter reports current and planned activities of the Society's members and general news related to the history of cartography, discovery, and exploration. Dispossessed of the land that had nourished them for so long, the Aboriginal people became dependent on white food and clothing.

Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration

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Beginning in the late 14th century, European explorers embarked on a series of expeditions of discovery and conquest. Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian-born explorer who explored the mainland of America at the end of the 15th century. The natives managed to burn most of the ships in the fleet, but one. An error occurred trying to load this video. Ships like the Mediterranean galleys and the nordic drakkar relied mainly on oars for propulsion aided by square sails when there was a following wind.

Marco Polo's Silk Purse (Stories of Great People)

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They have silk in such abundance that it is used for clothing even by poor monks and beggars. You should read up on how skewed Texas History is, especially how it is taught. It also marked the beginning of a 500-year boom economy for Europeans and their descendants, but that's another matter. New Mexico’s first commercial oil well is drilled September 25, 1922, on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Shiprock by the Midwest Refining Company. With three ships he sailed through a strait, that later was named after him, the Strait of Magellan.

Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

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He was the first European to reach the Saskatchewan River and the Canadian prairies, the first to leave a description of the grizzly bear and bison. Working in collaboration with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, Museum vertebrate zoologists have marshaled evidence important to understanding and securing endangered species and habitats. Dias is already a veteran navigator along the coast of northwest Africa when he sets off from Lisbon, in August 1487, with two caravels and a storeship.