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The Secrets of Venus (Planets)

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Visit the Readers' Room for important documents and information about NASA. His guide lost his way, and they were stranded far in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in dead of winter. Their food was well-nigh spent; their daily rations consisted of six biscuits and some horse-meat in the shape of the Manchurian ponies they had shot and left the November before. Percussion drilling was selected as the most appropriate technique for the sampling challenge.

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Great Civilizations of the East: The Illustrated History

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For more than two decades Russian scientists have been drilling into the ice sheet in order to reach Lake Vostok. By a circuitous route he made his way to Calicut on the Malabar coast, where he made a stay of three months till the monsoons should permit him to take ship for China. Not much is known about this trip, and some historians doubt it ever took place. This scene helps to further the understanding that Indians were not brutish or weak.

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The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

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The departure was an occasion of grand and solemn ceremony. We have many to choose from, including tall ships from the Age of Sail, plus other nautical decor ideas and gifts. In 1610 Pérez de Villagrá published a thirty-four-canto epic poem to chronicle the expedition—its goals, hardships, courageous soldiers, and, most notably, the warfare and brutality led by Oñate. Though apprehensive, Montezuma welcomed Cortés into the capital because he believed that he was the legendary god Quetzalcoatl, whose return was predicted to signal final days of Tenochtitlan.

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The Race for the North Pole and Robert Peary in World

Karen Clemens Warrick

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So swift is the current at times that twenty-four hours is enough to take a boat from Tete to Sena, whereas the return journey may take twenty days. "I thought the state of Tete quite lamentable," says Livingstone, but that of Sena was ten times worse. "It is impossible to describe the miserable state of decay into which the Portuguese possessions here have sunk." Discovery and Development of Penicillin. http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/flemingpenicillin.html (accessed Month Day, Year).

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John Wesley Powell: Explorer of the Grand Canyon (Historical

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Tupia and others were also showing signs of scurvy; so a hospital tent was erected on shore, and with a supply of fresh fish, pigeons, wild plantains, and turtles they began to improve. They walked to Texas and then Mexico, with the help of friendly Indians that fed them along the way. We will be in touch to confirm that the topics and dates you selected are available. A number of lesser lights appeared also, but they were very transient visitors, being mainly adventurers attracted by the fame of the pearl-beds.

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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Catherine Thimmesh

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Gomez wrote his own travels, and his adventures are best told in his own words. Louis prompts a post about the famous Gateway Arch, international symbol of this fine city: Technically it is a catenary arch, as long as it is high. The Metropolitan’s collection features Petrus Apianus’ Astronomicum Caesareum ( 25.17 ). Tombaugh soon began a painstaking search for the predicted ninth planet. In 1899, mosquitoes infected by feeding on a patient in Rome were sent to London where they fed on two volunteers, both of whom developed malaria.

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Witches (Creepy Creatures (Hardcover))

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Thirdly, among those who left few or no documents, first place must be given to the Maori: the great majority of explorers depended upon them. Where he landed he found a wooden prow with a horse carved on it, and he was told by the Africans that it came from a wrecked ship of men from the west. On his third voyage, Cook's expedition became the first documented European arrival at the Hawaiian Islands. Important topics to examine are the decline of medieval feudalism, the rise of capitalism, and technological innovations, particularly in navigation and shipbuilding.

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Ponce de León: Juan Ponce de León Searches for the Fountain

Ann Heinrichs

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One of his ships led by Juan Sebastian Elcano, who took over after Magellan died, made all the way around the globe! For dinner I fried a highly successful steak, for supper I made blood-pancakes fried in blubber with sugar, unsurpassed in flavour. They will gaze up and strain to find the blue dot in their skies. Those of the caravel Pinta saw a cane and a pole, and they took up another small pole which appeared to have been worked with iron; also another bit of cane, a land-plant, and a small board.

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Wonders of the Ancient World (Costume, Tradition and

Therese De Angelis

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Land shifts have changed the course of the river. March 23, 1965 - First manned flight of the Gemini program, Gemini 3 carrying Virgil I. He also became famous as one of the first mountain men in American history to open the way to the Rocky Mountains. He tells us of a people living north of the Tagus, who slept on the ground, fed on acorn-bread, and wore black cloaks by day and night. But the crews were greeted with a shower of arrows as they attempted a landing, and with nine of their party killed, they returned disheartened.

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Henry Hudson (Explorers)

Kristin Petrie

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At this explanation the Greek sailors were panic-stricken and dropped the oars from their hands. There have been many theories about who, from the outside world, first discovered Australia. Lundin Oil discovers the En Naga North field in Block NC177 located in the Sirte Basin in Libya. There was garbage including glass EVERYWHERE! You can see what our timelines look like and how we use them here. It is likely that this pattern has been repeated at other stations around the continent and on the Antarctic and sub- Antarctic islands.

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