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You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower!: A Trip That

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The photo on the right shows the Noa test producing and flaring 24 million cubic feet per day of gas. Four British expeditions had bases on Ross Island at McMurdo Sound. With Dante gulf of darkness, resuming the tradition of a splendid past. Yes, said the traders, these Germans were "men of huge CHAPTER VII 55 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. 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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Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu

Ted Lewin

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By contrast, the northern square sail was better for tailwinds and used a smaller crew. In The Mission the idea of transforming the lives of the Guaraní was crucial to what the Jesuits did. All bear further investigation, by scientists as well as historians. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Ericsson: Let us try and set up our own colony here. Cadamosto landed and pushed some two hundred and fifty miles up the Senegal River, where he set up a market, exchanging cotton and cloth for gold, while "the negroes came stupidly crowding round me, wondering at our white colour, which they tried to wash off, our dress, our garments of black silk and robes of blue cloth."

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Mystery History:Pirate Galleon

Fred Finney

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Article published March 30, 2009 Williams, Glyndwr. "Exploration." The world as known at the end of the fifteenth century after the discoveries of Columbus and his age. And His words were ringing through the land: "Go ye and make disciples of all the nations, preach the gospel to every creature." This resulted in a total airlift of 39,417 tons of freight, for production of 1.3 million ounces of gold, until the planes were destroyed by Japanese fighters in 1942. It would not have been socially correct for women.... [tags: European Europe History] The Space Race - In the aftermath of the second Great War, Europe stood in destitution.

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Trade and Commerce in the Early Islamic World (Life in the

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Then someone said: 'We will return no more'; And all at once they sang, 'Our island home Is far beyond the wave; we will no longer roam.'" "Therefore," said Ulysses, "I led them back to the ships, weeping and sore against their will, and dragged them beneath the benches. Here Mungo learnt to his dismay that war was going on in the province that lay between him and the Niger, and the king could offer no protection. Compounding this was the lack of a way to measure longitude (distance from east to west) until the 1700's with the invention of the chronometer.

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Exploration and Conquest

Betsy Maestro

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After hearing of these tall tales, Francisco de Vasquez Coronado set off on an expedition in search of cities. They become the first to survive an Antarctic winter(involuntarily!) as their ship drifts with the ice (they didn't enjoy it). Restall makes use of the cry of the native ruler in The Fall of Mexico as prime example of this legend. The first account of the Arctic regions likewise reads like pure romance to the ignorant and untravelled. "After one day's journey to the north of Thule," says Pytheas, "men come to a sluggish sea, where there is no separation of sea, land, and air, but a mixture of these elements like the substance of jelly-fish, through which one can neither walk nor sail."

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Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus?

Jean Fritz

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On 2nd October, Cartier arrived at the native town of Hochelaga. At last he saw the great Niger near the spot where Mungo Park and his companions had perished. The Yetagun Field was discovered in 1992 and development began in 1996. In 1798 George Bass and Matthew Flinders circumnavigated the main island, finally establishing that Tasmania was separated from the mainland of Australia by the large body of water they named Bass Strait. Ryneer, Robert, 1987, History of mining along the Carlin Trend, in J.

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The Exiles: The Exiles In Love

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Christopher Columbus (First Voyage) - set sail from port of Palos, in southern Spain on August 3, 1492. As the company ran out of food, they headed eastward into flatter terrain in search of supplies. (Macho rules #1 and #2 were strictly enforced - #1- never turn back; #2-never ask directions). There is little doubt that both Portuguese and Spanish had touched on the western coast early in the sixteenth century, but gave no information about it beyond sketching certain rough and undefined patches of land and calling it Terra Australis in their early maps; no one seems to have thought this mysterious land of much importance.

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Lewis and Clark (Explorers (Abdo Publishing Company))

Kristin Petrie

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The discovery adds a key element to the theory of plate tectonics. Beginning in the late 14th century, European explorers embarked on a series of expeditions of discovery and conquest. A battle was fought with the German tribes, and "the enemy all turned tail and did not cease their flight until they reached the Rhine." This was to have enormous consequences: it led Columbus to take some of them aboard ship as prisoners because he insisted that they guide him to the source of the gold.

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Hernando Cortes: Conquistador and Empire Builder (Proud

R. Conrad Stein

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Kesse, reports that salt used to be mined at Daboya along the White Volta northwest of Tamale in the Northern Region. The new space exploration policy laid out that day to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond was entitled " A Renewed Spirit of Discovery ." A veteran navigator, this native of Seville participated in an expedition to Alaska as commander of the frigate 'Princesa'. The most poular geographical work to be printed from movable type in the fifteenth century was Ptolemy's Geography or Cosmography.

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Hillary and Norgay's Mount Everest Adventure (Great Journeys

Jim Kerr

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Up flew the giant bird high into the sky and Sindbad with it, descending somewhere in India in the Valley of Diamonds. Department of Petroleum Resources Inspectorate started. Read the words of explorers, Indians, missionaries, traders and settlers as they lived through the founding moments of American history. Explorer Christopher Columbus thought that he could sail west, across the Atlantic Ocean, to China. Expeditions under Franz Thyssen (1627) and Abel Janszoon Tasman (1640s) explored and charted other parts of Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, and nearby island groups, but never found the legendary great southern continent (Terra Australis) that had graced many early maps.

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