The Exploration of Australasia and the Pacific (Explorers

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Spanish ships, known as the Manila Galleons, regularly crossed from the Americas to the Philippines but seldom encountered any islands unless blown off course. He explained his reasons: how there were grounds for thinking there was an unknown land to the west, how artistically sculptured pieces of wood had been driven across the ocean by the west wind, suggesting islands not yet discovered, how once the corpses of two men with broad faces, unlike Europeans, had been washed ashore, how on the west coast of Ireland seeds of tropical plants had been discovered.
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This Little Explorer: A Pioneer Primer

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Concurrently with these developing ideas, the U. The voyages of discovery changed the way Europeans thought of the world and their place in it. There, like a sea of quicksilver, lay far beneath us the grand expanse of water, a boundless sea-horizon on the south and south-west, glittering in the noonday sun, while at sixty miles' distance, blue mountains rose from the lake to a height of about seven thousand feet above its level. Short of food and pinned in their tent several times by storms, all five of the pole party members died on the return trip.
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The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World

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Ultimately, it was not very effective, as witnessed by the influx of Anglo Americans and the eventual succession of Texas. Study the two zoomable maps of the western hemisphere from 1570 and 1595. Early on there’s a presence of confidence and certainty captured in his facial expressions. But it never really worked out as he (possessor of advanced nouveau riche values) wanted. The Caspian Sea was connected with a Northern Ocean, the Danube sent a tributary to the Adriatic, there was no Bay of Biscay, the British Isles lay in the wrong direction, Africa was not half its right size, the Ganges flowed into the Eastern Ocean, Ceylon was a huge island stretching east and west, while across the whole of Asia a mountain chain stretched in one long unbroken line.
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Conquistadors (Fearsome Fighters)

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Some other important voyages of exploration that took place during the Age of Exploration were Ferdinand Magellan's attempted circumnavigation of the globe, the search for a trade route to Asia through the Northwest Passage, and Captain James Cook's voyages that allowed him to map various areas and travel as far as Alaska. Tindale in the mountains above Cairns, Queensland. Further exploration brought in a little gold and a few captives.
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Jolliet & Marquette (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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DK Illustrated Book of Great Adventurers: Real-life Tales of Danger and Daring Presents activities and accomplishments of great adventurers, including explorer Leif Eriksson, the glamorous spy Mata Hari, and astronaut Neil Armstrong. Proving successful at hunting, the group caught 26 Arctic foxes in primitive traps, as well as killing a number of polar bears. Of those five hundred, two hundred died en route.
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Explorer Tales

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Video clip synopsis – In his first great voyage of discovery, James Cook is chosen to find and explore the 'Great Southern Land'. And even one hundred years later the mystery was not cleared up. "This land about the straits is not perfectly discovered whether it be continent or islands. Ridgeway was the third deposit discovered by Newcrest at Cadia Valley. Words are dream makers or destiny breakers, it's your choice. The sole cause of abandonment was the overheating of the air-cooled engines.
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Samuel De Champlain: Explorer of the Great Lakes Region and

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If Pliny's great dogs existed in the Canaries, they belonged to the aboriginal inhabitants. In 1840, British naval officer and scientist James Clark Ross takes two ships, the Erebus and the Terror, to within 80 miles of the coast until stopped by a massive ice barrier - now called the Ross Ice Shelf. Read more In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed west in hope of reaching the east coast of Asia. About ten years later another trading company, the West India Company, settled groups of colonists on Manhattan Island and at Fort Orange.
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10 Routes That Crossed the World

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They reached Greece itself and cruised along the northern coast of the Great Sea to Italy, along the coast of Spain to the Rock of Gibraltar, and out into the open Atlantic. And the expedition was regarded as "one of the most notable discoveries in the annals of African discovery." Especially with the added obstacle of rival Europeans. To do this students draw expedition maps and send out their explorers. In 1989, GNPC funded the acquisition, processing and interpretation of first 3D seismic over the South Tano Field.
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The Most Haunted Places in the World (Spooked)

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Deep Panuke is scheduled to begin production in the fall of 2011. And, of course, the result of the west African explorations was the transport of hundreds of thousands of Africans to North America over four centuries. It is notable that both Daniel and LaForgue learned to speak the Algonquin language. These and other opportunistic hunts in the latter part of the nineteenth century once again reduced the barely recovered Antarctic seal fur populations to near zero. It will show you how important early studies were and how far we have come since then in understanding the oceans and seafloor -- Earth’s inner space.
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Extraordinary Explorers and Adventurers (Extraordinary

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From the first days of colonisation in 1788, sealing and whaling were important industries and the relative proximity to the vast, icy expanse to the south made it inevitable that Australia would delve into Antarctic exploration. The priests in Coronado’s expedition were also responsible for goading Coronado into believing that gold existed in these territories. He noted that the Griffins had drilled several commercially productive gas wells in the Cumberland Plateau Area, but since these wells were in an area without sufficient petroleum transportation facilities, the ultimate financial results were unattractive.
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