World's Greatest Explorers (Profiles)

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As the ship carrying the merchant approached this dread region, a storm gathered overhead, and flocks of albatross, like birds of ill-omen, hovered about the masts. "We were all in alarm," relates Cosmas, "for all the men of experience on board, whether passengers or sailors, began to say that we were near the ocean and called out to the pilot: 'Steer the ship to port and make for the gulf, or we shall be swept along by the currents and carried into the ocean and lost.' For the ocean rushing into the gulf was swelling with billows of portentous size, while the currents from the gulf were driving the ship into the ocean, and the outlook was altogether so dismal that we were kept in a state of great alarm."

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Path to the Pacific: The Story of Sacajawea (Sterling Point)

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The far northwest corner of North America thus became a focus of rivalry for England, Russia, Spain, and—after 1783—the fledgling United States, which sponsored Robert Gray's expedition along the northwest coast (1787–1793). Did ye sail upon the waters or upon the sea?" He spent the next few weeks exploring the treacherous shoals around Cuba and searching in vain for the mainland. And they limped ashore weary and worn, with long, ragged beards and sunburnt cheeks and garments torn and weather-stained.

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The Age of Exploration: From Christopher Columbus to

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Bennett thus had the unenviable responsibility of dealing with the Great Depression. For fifty miles the river is navigable for ships of considerable size, but for the cities higher up smaller vessels are employed, and thence to Cordova river-boats. But it never really worked out as he (possessor of advanced nouveau riche values) wanted. Culleton, James, Indians and Pioneers of Old Monterey (Academy of California Church History, Fresno, CA, 1950).

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Westward Expansion: Primary Sources

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Depending on its size, the hourglass could be made to measure any amount of time. During the 1980's, Total and Elf operated groups that explored onshore and offshore Rio Muni where extensive seismic surveys were undertaken and four wells drilled without success. In 1837-39 Simpson & Dease, of the Hudson Bay Company, completed the tracing of the coast line westward as far as Point Barrow and eastward to the Castor and Pollux River. The conventional view of this process assumes that Bristol commercial interests may have found Newfoundland several years before John Cabot�s famous voyage of "discovery" but kept the information a secret in order to capitalize on the rich fishing grounds.

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Vasco Da Gama: First European to Reach India by Sea

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The exploration success in East Africa in recent years has been an exciting development and the resources discovered have the potential for great benefit to the countries involved. With his master's papers and journal, Lander made his way home, thus establishing for the first time a direct connection between Benin and Tripoli, the west coast and the north. They were near the rocky promontory where Fort Ticonderoga was afterwards built, when they met a party of Iroquois; war-cries pealed across the waters of the lake, and by daybreak battle could no longer be averted.

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Discovery of the Americas, 1492-1800 (Discovery &

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Here were merchants from China, who assured Magellan that the famous Spice Islands were not far off. Then he travelled on to the next king, who rejoiced in the name of Daisy Korrabarri. He loved the land on the western sea, little known as yet. On the first day only nine miles was made, the temperature ranging from 40 to 45 below zero. Lawrence River and reached the Great Lakes. Even though the International Polar Year has ended, science will continue in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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Final Frontier: Voyages into Outer Space

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This makes Pluto-Charon the largest planet-moon system in the solar system. In Chinese Premier Hu Jintao's speech to Austrailian Parliament on 24th October 2003, he stated: "Back in the 1420s, the Expeditionary Fleets of China's Ming Dynasty reached Australian shores. The crew discovered one of the Belle's cannons, an elaborately inscribed gun that confirmed the age and identity of the wreck. Gillian Fellows Jenson (Roskilde: The Viking Ship Museum, 1993), pp. 22-29.

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Trade Route Explorers

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The spacecraft continues to operate, mapping the planet and measuring radiation. As these settlements grew, North America changed forever. At last, led by native guides, Balboa and his men struggled up the side of a high mountain. Lasseter's Reef is another of the lodestone legends of Australia. He built the little settlement at Vera Cruz, "The Rich Town of the True Cross," on the seashore as a basis for operations. These robotic probes paved the way for a giant leap forward in space exploration.

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Pioneering Women (True Tales of the Wild West)

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Project Gutenberg Australia gratefully acknowledges the significant contribution of Sue Asscher in preparing many of the eBooks relating to Australian Explorers, which are available from this page. He eventually devised a plan to find a westward route to Asia. First recorded immigrants to Australia. Within a hundred years they had sailed in every ocean of the world. Arrived at the top, he climbed up a giant tree, and the Golden Sea of which he had so often heard—the Pacific Ocean of Magellan, the waters washing the golden shores of Mexico and Peru—all lay below him.

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Exploration in the Age of Empire, 1750-1953 (Discovery &

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In the case of southwestern Asia, this movement had already culminated in a level of effective village-farming communities by 7000 BC. Discuss how the photographs illustrate the concepts. The next 8 targets (dug shafts up to 87’ deep) never had a treasure anywhere near them. An abyss of incomprehension continued to separate the two races. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.” “The Cosmos extends, for all practical purposes, forever.

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