The Great Polar Adventure: The Journeys of Roald Amundsen

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We strive to provide you with the best information, educational tools, and resources on the Internet. It crashed-landed because its braking rockets failed- no data was returned and the first human artifact was created on Mars. Apparent reservoir quality is very good, and the intervals discovered are geologically similar to those intersected at Tamar. After Columbus, the Spanish colonization of the Americas was led by a series of soldier-explorers called conquistadors.

The Look-It-Up Book of Explorers (Look-It-Up Books)

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It suffers a malfunction on May 10, 1994, ending its mission. Spanish authorities trusted Perez's experience and understood that his decision was motivated by caution for the safety of his crew and based on his years of experience in the high seas of the Pacific. The crew shot the boat towards the natives; their hands closed on her firmly, they ran with her to the shore and dragged her high and dry about twenty yards from the lake. They taught their European languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch, the language of the Netherlands.

Hernan Cortes (Fact Finders Biographies: Great Explorers)

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In March it will slip ever so gracefully into orbit for an ambitious and exciting exploration of the alien world ahead. The image of the 1909 coin is at the highest resolution possible for the high-powered camera -- 14 micrometers per pixel (a micrometer is about .000039 inches). Livingstone joined them, bringing out with her a little new steamer to launch on the Lake Nyassa. This period is known as the Age of Exploration. A storm forced him to anchor at a harbor which he named San Francisco - probably present-day Drake's Bay.

Hernando de Soto: Spanish Conquistador in the Americas

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Originally accompanying an exhibition, this richly illustrated book conveys the intellectual impact of the age of exploration on European thinkers. The chart shows the Sigsbee Deep, the direction of primary and countercurrents, and the Central Sea. 1917 U. Instead, a canal system opened up the center of America to settlement. Within a hundred years they had sailed in every ocean of the world. Due to the relatively high delta-v to reach Mercury and its proximity to the Sun, it is difficult to explore and orbits around it are rather unstable.

The Secrets of Saturn (Planets)

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This was in 1458. "In the year of our Lord 1460, Prince Henry fell ill in his town on Cape St. This proved to be one of the scourges of early navigation—the result of too much salted food on the high seas, and no cure was found till the days of Captain Cook. Prepared by artist-cartographers who walked the streets sketching buildings and major landscape features, they were used to promote a city's commercial and residential potential.

Jolliet & Marquette (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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Lunar Orbiter 1 enters moon orbit, and takes the first picture of the Earth from the distance of the moon. Early cultures like the Mayans and ancient Greeks were diligent astronomers, and calculated the motions and positions of Mercury with tremendous accuracy. The long Roman galleys were no match for these, and things would have gone badly had not C├Žsar devised a plan for cutting the enemy's rigging with hooks "sharpened at the end and fixed to long poles."

Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time

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The submersible was manned by Jacques Piccard and U. And Mars continues to throw out new enticements with each landing or orbital pass made by our spacecraft. Pierre Charles L'Enfant's original plan for the capital of the United States was compiled under the direction of Washington and extensively annotated by Jefferson. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. France founded colonies in much of eastern North America, on a number of Caribbean islands,Asia, and in South America.

The Story of Medicine (Exploring History)

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Upon the death of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish did not allow Christopher's son, who like his father had committed atrocities upon the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, to succeed him. True, King Henry VII of England did send explorer John Cabot across the Atlantic in 1497, and Cabot claimed Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Grand Banks for England. A number of Roman writers attributed malarial diseases to the swamps.

Explorer Tales

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The threads of geographical exploration are continuous and, being entwined one with another, are difficult to separate; three major phases of investigation may nevertheless be distinguished. Synge Now Venice at this time was full of enterprising merchants—merchants such as we hear of in Shakspere's Merchant of Venice. This aimed to do for the interior of Africa what Cook had done for the Pacific.

Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican

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Terrestrial globes both reflected the spherical nature of the earth and served to document man's changing perception and expanding knowledge of the geography of the earth. Total command and visual manipulation using the 5s: 5 switch wired controller, 5 motors, and 5 joints. July 20, 1976 - Pictures of the Martian surface are taken by Viking 1, the first U. The Toot oil field was not discovered in the early 1960s in the Punjab.