Trail Maker (Stories of Faith and Fame)

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And in spite of the high pressures and cold temperatures, life flourished in the depths. The Indians soon got game and fish for the starving men, until they were sufficiently restored to leave Fort Enterprise and make their way to Moose Deer Island, where, with the Hudson Bay officers, they spent the winter recovering their health and strength and spirits. Among the Arawaks, mass suicides began, with cassava poison. Guided by ancient Norse sagas and modern satellite images, searchers discover what may be North America's second Viking site.

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Columbus and the Journey to the New World (History of

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA 47 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. From the Italian for "bad air," mal'aria has probably influenced to a great extent human populations and human history. They learn what it takes to have a successful expedition. March 7 – Fifty-five Canary Islanders arrive in San Antonio to establish a civilian settlement, San Fernando de Béxar. Two or three months later he passes Cape Cross - reached in the previous year by Diogo Cam, and as yet the furthest point south of any Portuguese expedition.

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Ice Wreck (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

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On October 12, the ships made landfall–not in Asia, as Columbus assumed, but on one of the Bahamian islands. Therefore, they vastly underestimated the distance of a westward voyage to Asia. An agreement was negotiated with M M and S Mining requiring a down payment followed by a second, more substantial, cash payment in the fall of the year. Both Acuña and Rojas emphasize, however, that the mountains containing the headwaters of the Amazon are the richest in silver and gold in all the earth, and their enthusiasm in describing the riches of the lower Amazon were undoubtedly intended to influence and fuel the competing territorial rivalries of Spain and Portugal and win favor with their respective sovereigns.

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Henry the Navigator: Prince of Portuguese Exploration (In

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For, like other informed people of his time, he knew the world was round and he could sail west in order to get to the Far East. And in this way they died, inasmuch as twenty-nine of us died... Three huts were built on the shores of Hut Point, at the mouth of Winter Quarters Bay. Yet by the grace of our Lord I had no illness. “During these three months and twenty days, we sailed in a gulf where we made a good 4000 leagues across the Pacific Sea, which was rightly so named. The Dutch found what they were looking for in Jakarta, conquered by Jan Coen in 1619, later renamed Batavia after the Latin name for Holland, and which would become the capital of the Dutch East Indies.

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Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the

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There were two major discoveries, a new fjord and glacier, and a sweeping survey of an environment in flux. Franklin on board the Lion, with a crew of six, accompanied by Back on board the Reliance, started westwards, while Richardson's party was to go eastwards and survey the coast between the mouth of the Mackenzie River and the Copper Mine. What if he had lost his brother Paul and over one hundred of his men after his two years' absence, he had discovered the ocean-route to India—a discovery more far-reaching than he had any idea of at this time. "And the King," relates the old historian, "overjoyed at his coming, sent a Nobleman and several Gentlemen to bring him to Court; where, being arrived through Crowds of Spectators, he was received with extraordinary honour.

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Sacajawea (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Among the many stories of adventure and great scientific endeavour are: Sir Hans Sloane's journey to Jamaica in 1687; James Cook's perilous Pacific crossings; and Darwin's historic voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. Amongst the crew on this expedition was Ernest Shackleton engaged as third lieutenant in charge of holds, stores, provisions and deep sea water analysis. The Old World explorers also enjoyed new plants and foods, including tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, corn, squash, beans, peanuts, pineapples, and chocolate.

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South America (Explorers Discovering the World)

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Although the Age of Discovery was drawing to a close in the 1600s, there were still some important discoveries and expeditions during this time. If he gets to the Pole he will be bound to do it rapidly with dogs, and one foresees that success will justify him." On the eve of Mexican independence, most Spanish colonists were intensely jealous of the self-sustaining and growing wealth of the missions where the padres enjoyed the fruits of choice lands and well-irrigated gardens with plentiful fruits, wines, and brandies - all of which were tended by large orces of Indian labor.

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The Salt (The Story of Food)

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At some point while the native guests were making their historic visit on board, a pair of silver spoons belonging to second pilot Martinez were ether traded or pilfered. Discoveries in botany are almost never dramatic. No murmur, however, escaped them. "I must tell the captain to-morrow," said one, thinking that Sturt was asleep, "that I can pull no more." Having reaped it, they set sail, and thus it came to pass that two whole years went by, and it was not till the third year that they doubled the Pillars of Hercules and made good their voyage home.

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John Cabot: Searching for a Westward Passage to Asia

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We went to fetch the Golden Fleece and we have brought it back." By drawing Madonna and her son like living human beings, by dramatizing the Christian history, they silently substituted more moment to them than to represent the macerations of the Magdalen. The exploration of Uranus has been entirely through the Voyager 2 spacecraft, with no other visits currently planned. EnQuest acquired the UK oil and gas production, development and exploration assets and operations of both Lundin Petroleum and Petrofac Limited, a London listed company.

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Trailblazers

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Friar John and his companions had no gifts to offer save the letter from the Pope. There is, at Turin, a delightful map of the eighth century with the four winds and the ocean stream as usual. Rather, he described events on board the ship, described at length how terribly the expedition members suffered, and how they invoked the Holy Virgin. Marvelous things were told also concerning the people, customs, and appearance of that far country. Christopher Columbus (First Voyage) - set sail from port of Palos, in southern Spain on August 3, 1492.

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