Bigfoot (Creepy Creatures)

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Even ice on the surface, exposed to the cold vacuum of space, would sublimate before long. Many believe that the different shapes were religious signs or territorial markers for different tribes. Reluctantly Bruce turned back, and on 16th February 1769 he joined a caravan setting out to cross the desert to the shores of the Red Sea. "Our road," he says, "was all the way in an open plain bounded by hillocks of sand and fine gravel—perfectly hard, but without trees, shrubs, or herbs.

Kit Carson: He Led the Way (Great Explorations (Benchmark))

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May 27, 1999 - Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for the International Space Station. Dumont d'Urville and the crew of ASTROLABE: 1840 It is nearly impossible to exhibit a detailed chronology of exploration in the Antarctic region simply due to the fact that there have been over 300 expeditions to the Antarctic mainland, not to mention the subantarctic islands. The so-called Age of Discovery began in the late fifteenth century, but Europeans had been probing the known areas and boundaries of their world for several centuries before that, motivated by tales of fabulous riches in distant kingdoms in Africa and Asia.

Marco Polo's Silk Purse (Stories of Great People

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Until you contribute earn 100 cnote$, you'll only be able to view the titles of the uploaded documents and some teaser text. He joined a voyage to sail to South America in 1501, but landed on Hispaniola. Among these, the Carl Akeley expeditions to Africa produced a comprehensive record of ecosystems that are showcased in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, perhaps the greatest diorama representations of nature ever created. The most pervasive cultural influence of the era was its "Mission" style architecture with thick walls, tile roofs, long colonnades, and archways.

John Cabot: The Ongoing Search for a Westward Passage to

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Finally, though this does not belittle the men of science, we must note that scientific curiosity is not the dominant motive behind the whole process. Butternuts and wild grapes grow in the same regions and ripen at the same time. There is plenty of evidence to indicate that traders and mineral-seekers from the middle eastern civilisations were sailing Australian waters up to 3000 years ago. Alexandria was now the first commercial city of the world, second only to Rome.

Explore with Samuel de Champlain (Travel with the Great

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At some missions, Indians processed raw materials and farm produce into cloth, blankets, rope, pottery, bricks, tiles, leather goods, candles, soap, funiture, and iron hardware. Textbooks had to change in the 18th and 19th centuries with the discoveries of Uranus and Neptune. Varsity athletes are encouraged to talk with their coaches to determine if morning sections are necessary to avoid conflict with practices and game schedules. Ships were bought for "a voyage to Egypt"; there was the Pelican of one hundred tons, the Marygold of thirty tons, and a provision ship of fifty tons.

Hernando de Soto (Historical Biographies)

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With the Indian population decimated by disease, Europeans gradually introduced a new labor force into the New World: enslaved Africans. As an imperishable memorial of one loved and mourned by our gracious Queen, I called this great lake 'the Albert Nyanza.' The Victoria and the Albert Lakes are the two sources of the Nile." Hippocrates noted the principal symptoms. Three Dutch ladies also, with a view to assist us (God bless them!), had come here in a steamer, but were driven back to Khartum by sickness.

Pioneers (A Library of Congress Book)

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It took a while to discover the basics and build from them. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. The site you tried to access ( worldcat.org ) is temporarily unavailable. The space shuttle leaves orbit at 16,465 miles an hour (26,498 kilometers an hour) and glides to a stop on a runway without using an engine. The satellite weighed about 83 kg (183 lb), and is believed to have orbited Earth at a height of about 250 km (160 mi).

Marco Polo (Groundbreakers)

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For example the Chinese used printed paper notes as money. The map collection was donated by Eleanor Wyllys Allen, Chamberlain's granddaughter. On the 5th of February they were cheered by the appearance of sea-gulls and a heavy swell up the river, which they knew must be nearing the sea. Discovering Furneaux's, Adventure Bay was part of an island and separated from the mainland by a channel (d'Entrecatreaux Channel) they also discovered Port Espearance and the Huon River.

Hernan Cortes: The Conquest of Mexico and the Aztec Empire

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Synge "If it were not," he writes, "for that sort of pleasure which results from the discovery even of the barrenest spot upon the globe, this coast of New Holland would not have charmed me much." The entrance to such a sea is clearly marked on a Portuguese map of 1570. American Indians, like the peoples of Asia from whom they are descended, usually have dark hair, dark eyes, and light brown skin. A satellite image of Point Rosee used by archaeologist Sarah Parcak in her search for Viking settlements.

Sir Francis Drake (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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He reasserted command and executed or marooned most of those responsible, pardoning the others. However, Spain lost the territory to French setters, who called the area New France. Even those familiar with these voyages will find new insights to deepen their understanding of the historical reality, including how oftentimes, the reality of what was or wasn’t found turned out to be much more important than the original mission goals. Seventeen days from Nyangwe we saw again the great river and, viewing the stately breadth of the mighty stream, I resolved to launch my boat for the last time.