Category Archives: Exploration & Discovery

Cortez & the Aztecs

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But his councillors persuaded him to get from the Genoese navigator his plans, and while they kept Columbus waiting for the King's answer they sent off some ships privately to investigate the whole matter. Leaving his somewhat discontented crews to go fishing off the coast of Labrador, he took the little twenty-ton pinnace, with a small party of brave spirits like his own, and made his way northwards in a free and open sea.
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A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and

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A party pledged to Quebec separatism won the 1976 provincial election and passed several measures to strengthen the movement. Not only did the new fur-trading company provide sharp competition, but its trappers explored large parts of the previously unknown expanses of the Canadian west. A carved wooden piece at the front of a ship. Men will relate the exploration of America and the East, or will point to the benefits conferred upon the world by the arts of printing and engraving, by the compass and the telescope, by paper and by gunpowder; and will insist that perish, to strengthen and perpetuate the new and useful and life-giving.
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Henry Hudson: Ill-Fated Explorer of North America's Coast

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During the 15th century, the Portuguese did not know that the world turned on its own axis nor did they have the scientific knowledge for understanding atmospheric circulation. Thirty days later the treasure seems to be as a ghost, always moving. The explosive growth of the Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan (1160 - 1227) and his successors reached Hungary after his death, but that was as far as they got, losing the decisive Battle of Sajo River on 27 April 1241.
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Through the American West (Great Expeditions)

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The English port city of Bristol played a prominent role in the re-discovery of Newfoundland, and much attention has therefore been given to that port-city�s activities, not only at the time of Cabot�s historic voyage but during the decades before. Pressing on with reduced rations, in the face of freezing winds, they reached a height of ten thousand and fifty feet. But he gives us a fuller account of Great Britain, based on the fresh discoveries of Roman generals. Two canoes appeared, and the inhabitants began blowing what appeared to the Dutch as a "Moorish" instrument.
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Exploring The Pacific (Discovery & Exploration)

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Improvement in overland communications was a primary condition imposed by the new province. Rounding the point, afterwards named by Davis Cape Farewell, and sailing by the western coast of Greenland, they hoped to find the passage to Cathay. They filled bamboo tubes with the mixture and tossed them into fires to create explosions during religious festivals. Henry VII of England (ruled 1485–1509) sponsored expeditions by the Cabots in the 1490s to explore toward the northwest, following up on presumed voyages from Bristol in the 1480s that left little or no trace in the records.
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A Book of Discovery (Yesterday's Classics)

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Fortunately, the supply ships of the Second Fleet were close behind. Here he stayed a while, to learn the language of the country. Sustain them in such to the people if 36 degrees kennedy plane crashes minutes the Union exploration sentence Old Democrats into the Abolition camp and when no more re. They lost interest in the 90s but many have been lured back by the scale of the recent discoveries. To coincide with a Smithsonian Institution exhibition marking the Norse millennium, the museum published Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, edited by William Fitzhugh and Elizabeth I.
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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado

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This vote to suspend any new deals was carried out with the backing of ruling party members of parliament and the opposition. [ 48 ] Despite the fact that currently the LRA has been weakened by the military cooperative attempts between the UPDF and the DRC forces its persistence though remains a threat to the regions stability since the location of oil reserves in Uganda is very near to areas where rebel activity has been very significant in the past years.
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Men On The Moon

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New technology under development will boost these capabilities, allowing us to snap portraits of smaller and smaller exoplanets. Creating a new class of objects, or moving objects to another class, is not unusual either in biology or astronomy. Men, women, and children crowded round him, pulling at his clothes and examining his waistcoat buttons till he could hardly move. Edit your Custom Course directly from your dashboard.
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Spotlight on Explorers and Colonization Set 2

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On 3rd November he was ready to resume his long march across Africa. Sailing through the Behring Strait, they anchored near Behring Island on 14th August. Columbus’ orders were to expand the settlement on Hispaniola, convert the natives to Christianity, establish a trading post and continue his explorations in search of China or Japan. Peary was now stamped as a successful Arctic explorer. This will take a bit of time but the result will be a greatly improved site in terms of functionality.
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The First Transcontinental Railroad (Jackdaw)

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New knowledge and data should illuminate new plays and better define older ones including subsalt plays, salt related structures, anticlinal features, basement fault structures and stratigraphic traps. For three decades, Alaska's North Slope has produced about 20% of the domestic oil used in the United States. The sources of the Nile entirely baffled Herodotus as they baffled many another later explorer long years after he had passed away. "Of the sources of the Nile no one can give any account, since the country through which it passes is desert and without inhabitants," he explains, his thirst for knowledge unsatisfied.
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