Category Archives: Exploration & Discovery

Marco Polo: Overland to Medieval China (Beyond the Horizons)

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Mines offered the opportunity to excavate valuable minerals and realize the vast fortunes the early Europeans imagined for decades. This finely crafted and well-preserved three-inch terrestrial globe, within a six-inch armillary sphere, mounted on an octagonal brass base, is the work of Caspar Vopel (1511-1561), a teacher of mathematics in Cologne, Germany, and a scholar of wide cosmographical interests. A unique form of cartographic artifact during the colonial era was the powder horn map.
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Extraordinary Explorers and Adventurers (Extraordinary

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In 2003 Lundin Petroleum agrees to acquire a portfolio of producing assets in the UK, Ireland and Norway from DNO AS for USD 165 million. Once underway, Columbus benefited from calm seas and steady winds that pushed him steadily westward (Columbus had discovered the southern "Trades" that in the future would fuel the sailing ships carrying goods to the New World). Wells drilled in each country by decade showing discoveries. (Source: Peter Purcell) The chart of wells drilled in each country per decade shows how discoveries – and oil companies - have moved around the region.
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Across America: The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Discovery &

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August: Pioneer formed through the merger of Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company and MESA Inc. Among the Museum’s 13 million items are iconic fossils, striking ethnographic pieces, historical flora, and extinct species—a remarkable record of the history of Earth, its life, and its cultures. When it was over, in 1676, the English had won, but their resources were drained; they had lost six hundred men. As it had been with Pelsart, so now with Dampier, fresh water was the difficulty, and they sailed north-east in search of it.
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Matthew A. Henson (Black Americans of Achievement)

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The Alen 1-G1 Pilot, designed as a gas injector well in the Alen Field Development, was deepened as a pilot hole to target the Carla Prospect which underlies the Alen Field, and encountered approximately 9.9 meters of net oil pay in the objective interval. Thus the disintegrating forces of civilization entered the wilderness. So glowing was his description that soon a party of men and women, with household goods and cattle, started forth in twenty-five ships to colonise the new land.
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Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival

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This was the end of Spanish enterprise for the present. In creating new trade routes and initiating a commerce of ideas, explorers have played perhaps the most active role in shaping the globalized world. Indeed, "if it had not been for the grace of God and the biscuit which we brought with us, we had surely perished," remarks the pious friar in the history of his adventures. The French ran into many bloody conflicts with the Iroquois Confederacy. Europeans then turned to Africa for its labor source.
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The Gold Rush (History Firsthand (Paperback))

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Often, Lewis would use more than one thousand words to tell about an animal or a bird. The photographs overlap each other and cover the entire city' - David Rumsey) Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States (all the c.700 maps from Charles O. FYI – one $20 gold piece is valued at about $1800.00 today, spot price (metal only) Read another Treasure Hunt. A detailed map of Antarctica identifies many geographic features and current year-round research stations and the countries that manage them.
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Drake and the Golden Hinde

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In this struggle the Hudson's Bay Company made the first great contribution to geographical knowledge. A SHIP OF JAVA AND THE CHINA SEAS IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. By traveling to different regions around the globe, explorers were able to learn more about areas like Africa and the Americas. Morgan was the first teacher in space since the Challenger disaster in 1986. These icy shores were inhospitable enough, and the heavy surf breaking along its edge forbade any landing.
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Pizarro, Orellana (Wld Exp) (Z) (World Explorers)

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The Colorado River at the confluence of the Little Colorado River. The old historian waxes eloquent on the wealth of the city, and the laden ships started back, leaving a fort and a church under the care of Portuguese conquerors. An officer and ten men from a British sealing ship the Lord Melville had to spend the winter on King George Island -part of the South Shetlands group, north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Here again he helped to open the way for civilization, finding salt licks, and trails, and land.
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The Importance of Christopher Columbus

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Lewis divided the Corps of Discovery when they left the mountains. They also continued to enjoy the allegiance of non-Aztecs and controlled the more powerful military weapons. It is inhabited but uncomfortable and strange. Rockets continued to be used with success in battles all over the European continent. Discovery Education accelerates school districts' digital transition through comprehensive standards-based content, professional development, formative assessment, and community engagement proven to positively impact student achievement.
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Agents of

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Explain why the explorer wanted to explore. Founded on bitter experience is the old saying— For the early navigators knew little of the art of navigation. When the crews furled their sails and drew into shore the natives changed their minds and thought they were fishes, and all stood on the shore gazing stupidly at this new wonder. The first Cape settlement was built in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company as a re-supply point and way station for Dutch vessels on their way back and forth between the Netherlands and the East Indies.
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