John Cabot: The Ongoing Search for a Westward Passage to

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Still on the theme of trade, Else Roesdahl has looked very specifically at the link in Greenland�s rise and decline to the rise and decline of the trade with Europe in luxury commodities such as walrus ivory; see "Walrus ivory and other northern luxuries: their importance for Norse voyages and settlements in Greenland and America," in Shannon Lewis-Simpson (ed.), Vinland Revisited: The Norse World at the Turn of the First Millennium (St.

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Exploring the Delaware Colony (Exploring the 13 Colonies)

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Spain saw its claim on Florida as particularly important in the effort to diminish English and French expansion southward. Hispanoil and the new Government formed a joint venture company, GEPSA, which discovered the Alba gas condensate accumulation in 1983. Sing all, sing loud, O friends, sing to the great sea; Give your last look to the lands behind, and then turn to the sea. This list could be extended greatly, but the point should be obvious. Discoveries of Carlin-type deposits have helped to diversify the Nevada economy.

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Through the American West (Great Expeditions)

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Christopher Columbus, the son of a wool merchant, was born in Genoa in about 1451. The UK Continental Shelf Act came into force in 1964 and UK exploration licences were issued for the North Sea. In the 19th century, Hawaiian scholars Kamakau and Kepelino attributed the discovery of Hawai‘i to a fisherman named Hawai‘iloa. The 'River' and 'Pool of Cerberus' Caves were discovered in 1903. Supporting manufacturing industries produced and maintained pipelines, rigs, platforms, supply vessels, pumps and cranes, and made the North Sea oil industry ‘one of the major industrial achievements of the 20th century’.

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Francisco Pizarro: The Conquest of Peru (Great Explorations

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Fortunately, penicillin production began to increase dramatically by early 1944. In the film, it is the Natives who manipulate the Spanish, using their greed for gold to attain their support in their civil war. These became the starting point of the U. Such a large place offers the promise of tremendous diversity and many marvelous and exciting sights to behold. You'd think Mars would be easier to understand. But the Atlantic slave trade was different in its size and its process.

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The Wilderness Road: From the Shenandoah Valley to the Ohio

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But the little treasure-laden ship was nearly DRAKE'S FAMOUS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD 183 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Today it is also known as Watling Island, in the Bahamas. In time, the long beak became curved and shorter, top sails were added, jibs were introduced and the lateen-rigged mizzenmast was replaced with a gaff rigged spanker sail. The natives managed to burn most of the ships in the fleet, but one.

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Great Explorers

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And we left them...days in the sea, then laid them for a short time on embers, and so we ate them. The early years of space exploration were fueled by the Cold War. It was under Major Denham, Lieutenant Clapperton, and Dr. But they learned the landscape of this New World, enabling them to act upon hard-won experience rather than fables, dreams, and plain naïveté. Five new Frio prospects were generated after reprocessing this survey.

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The Biography of Tobacco (How Did That Get Here?)

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Few disasters have had such far-reaching effects on the fabric of society as the sinking of the Titanic. Zhang Qian reasons that if the land of the elephants is southeast of Bactria, it must be southwest of China and probably not too far away. For much of the sixteenth century, England had no real presence in the New World. This composite image was made from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which launched in 2001. He explains that the islands are called Canaria because they have so many large dogs (canes).

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American Archaeology Uncovers the Vikings

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The ideas projected thus early on the modern world were immature and abortive, like those headless trunks and zoophytic members of half-moulded humanity which, in the vision of Empedocles, preceded the birth of full-formed man. Time has a tendency to mold various events in mysterious ways. Those who would like to believe in the voyages of St. Fortunately, we have tools to fight against ignorance, just as they did. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. As it turns out, there had already been wells drilled that had struck oil in the region.

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Explore With Francisco Vazquez De Coronado (Travel With the

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Violent snowstorms soon set in and "aloft everything was covered with a crust of ice, and the position in the crow's nest was anything but pleasant." They stood for the first time in the land of the Germans, near the modern town of Coblenz, and after eighteen days on the farther side, they returned to Gaul, destroying the bridge behind them. The south side, lying opposite the coast of France, is eight hundred and thirty-five miles in length, the eastern coast is sixteen hundred and sixty-five miles, the western two thousand two hundred and twenty-two—indeed, the whole country was thought to be over four thousand miles in circumference.

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Face Art

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Following their arrival in the New World, Spanish Jesuit missionaries learned from indigenous Indian tribes of a medicinal bark used for the treatment of fevers. None of the explorers found a Northwest Passage, but they did find lands with forests, rivers, and wildlife. He has journeyed as one eager for knowledge, with a "hungry heart" and a keen, observant eye. Ponce de León explored many areas, including the Bahamas and Bimini, for both gold and the mythical fountain, but he never found either.

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