Explorers (Facts at Your Fingertips)

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What about a North-West Passage leading round Labrador from the Atlantic to the Pacific? Article about the Dutch United East-Indies Company, the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) which details the reasons for its demise. (Also see next item in this list). When the night is clear, he steers by the stars; and this is the easiest navigation for him because he knows the stars which rise and set over not only the islands he is familiar with, but also the harbours in the islands, so that he makes straight for the entrance by following the rhumb of the particular star that rises or sets over it.

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Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

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Thus, in that inevitable taking of sides which comes from selection and emphasis in history, I prefer to try to tell the story of the discovery of America from the viewpoint of the Arawaks, of the Constitution from the standpoint of the slaves, of Andrew Jackson as seen by the Cherokees, of the Civil War as seen by the New York Irish, of the Mexican war as seen by the deserting soldiers of Scott's army, of the rise of industrialism as seen by the young women in the Lowell textile mills, of the Spanish-American war as seen by the Cubans, the conquest of the Philippines as seen by black soldiers on Luzon, the Gilded Age as seen by southern farmers, the First World War as seen by socialists, the Second World War as seen by pacifists, the New Deal as seen by blacks in Harlem, the postwar American empire as seen by peons in Latin America.

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History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Christopher

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Ice, although very hard at such low temperatures, is not as hard as rock. The Spanish monarchs agreed, creating laws about the proper treatment of American Indians. Reservoir quality ranges from very good in the top section to good in the lower section. On December 19, 1898 Carsten Borchgrevink departed Hobart, Tasmania in the Southern Cross. Since then, the number of people in Antarctica has grown steadily. Three fields deliver first production during 2015.

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The Spanish Conquistadors (World History Series)

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The Antarctic never came back to pick them up, though, and they were forced to spend the winter of 1903 in dismal conditions. Don Alonzo Álvarez de Pineda explores the west coast of Florida and the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. On December 28, 1520 they set out again to Tenochtitlan with a force of more than 100,000 Indian allies, finally defeating the Aztecs on August 13, 1521. Getting support for this scheme was not easy.

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Hudson: Henry Hudson Searches for a Passage to Asia

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On 14th December they reached their goal; the weather was beautiful, the ground perfect for sledging. "At 3 p.m. we made halt," says Amundsen. "According to our reckoning, we had reached our destination. In return for bringing back gold and spices, they promised Columbus 10 percent of the profits, governorship over new-found lands, and the fame that would go with a new tide: Admiral of the Ocean Sea. This fuel could be distilled from coal or oil. Owned by the US Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, Alvin was first tested in 1964 and has performed more than 4,000 dives since.

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World History Biographies: Marco Polo: The Boy Who Traveled

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The more he studied these things the more convinced he became that he was right. "What if wise men had, as far back as Ptolemy, Judged that the earth like an orange was round. By 31st October they had drifted to the 82nd. "A grand banquet to-day," says Nansen, "to celebrate the 82nd degree of latitude. Find out about his life, achievements and more... The sealers are primarily American from New England as the Europeans are involved in war. 1810: In July, Australian Frederick Hasselborough discovers Macquarie Island while searching for new sealing grounds. 1819: In February, Englishman William Smith is blown to the south while rounding Cape Horn and discovers the South Shetland Islands, claiming them for Great Britain in October. 1820: In January, the Royal Navy sends Edward Bransfield, with Smith as pilot, to search the waters southeast of the newly claimed South Shetlands.

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100 Things You Should Know about Explorers (100 Things You

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In July 2012, Premier announced the farm-in to 60% of Rockhopper's licence interests in the Falkland Islands. IPC acquires 100% ownership of the Welton field and satellite fields together with processing facilities, onshore United Kingdom. So it occurred to Nansen that a current must flow across the North Pole from Behring Sea on one side to the Atlantic Ocean on the other. By this process it became refined and fitted for manufacture."

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Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was founded in October 1958, and JPL was transferred from the Army to the new agency. The new fleet was ready by September 1493. It was the first semi-permanent French settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley. In this excerpt Vanessa Collingridge analyses Cook’s personal journeys as well as his geographic ones. Here is a list of the most important events in space history. Upgrade for access, or ask a guardian for help.

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Francisco Coronado (Groundbreakers: Explorers)

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On the other hand, we know they had good seaworthy ships in advance of their neighbours. Entering Lancaster Sound, they sailed up Prince Regent's Inlet. Kepler can truly be called the founder of celestial mechanics. 2008 Oct 5. The extensive view from the top created a deep impression on the French explorer; he grew enthusiastic over the beauty of the level valley below and called the place Mont Royal—a name communicated to the busy city of Montreal that lies below. Bass now disappears from the annals of exploration, but his friend Flinders went off to England and found in our old friend Banks a powerful friend.

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Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave

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His own account shows with what enthusiasm he found it. "We were now within fourteen miles of the calculated position of the Magnetic Pole and now commenced a rapid march, and, persevering with all our might, we reached the calculated place at eight in the morning of the 1st of June. Upon returning to the original prospect area, Brown and Zimmerman traversed in different directions; Zimmerman went south and Brown went north.

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