John Cabot and the Rediscovery of North America

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Founded in 1846, the Hakluyt Society seeks to advance knowledge and education by the publication of scholarly editions of primary records of voyages, travels and other geographical material. Much of the interior of North America was revealed in the 17th cent. by Samuel de Champlain, Sieur de La Salle, Louis Jolliet, Jacques Marquette, and other French explorers. The oldest known Ships: between 6000 and 5000 B. Newcrest obtained approval to proceed with the development of the Cadia East underground project at Cadia Valley, New South Wales.

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Lewis & Clark: Adventures West

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Columbus did not realize he had discovered a new continent, but believed he was somewhere off the coast of India or Japan. With a simple collar of skin round his neck, a single trace of the same material attached to the sledge and passing between his legs, and one rein fastened like a halter round his neck, this intelligent and docile animal is perfectly under the command of an experienced driver, and performs astonishing journeys over the softest snow. The commander of the twenty-ton Ellen had done more than any man had done before him in the way of Arctic exploration.

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Daily Living (Colonial Life)

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The productivity of the islands soon comes to depend on another aspect of Portugal's new seafaring activities - the African slave trade, which results from Prince Henry's later expeditions. This has breed tension and conflict between the civil society and government since the people have no alternative sources of income to take care of their families. In January 1988 abortion was legalized in Canada. A first-rate exhibition created by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University.

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Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York

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Luna 1966A - 30 April 1966 - Attempted Lunar Orbiter? (Launch Failure) Zond 1968A - 23 April 1968 - Attempted Lunar Test Flight? (Launch Failure) Luna 1969A - 19 February 1969 - Attempted Lunar Rover? (Launch Failure) Luna 1969B - 15 April 1969 - Attempted Lunar Sample Return? (Launch Failure) Luna 1969C - 14 June 1969 - Attempted Lunar Sample Return? (Launch Failure) Cosmos 300 - 23 September 1969 - Attempted Lunar Sample Return?

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The Age of Exploration (World History Series)

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The owners of these “found” targets had looked with every conventional means and failed to find anything. Meanwhile, clinical studies in the military and civilian sectors were confirming the therapeutic promise of penicillin. Soon after, automobiles began using combustion engines, creating additional demand for fossil fuels. Champlain's work as an explorer was done. West Bay is currently the biggest oil producer in the State of Michigan, and among the top 100 independent oil producers in the United States.

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Human Migration: Investigate the Global Journey of Humankind

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Sigsbee commands the Coast Survey Steamer Blake. The pipe tomahawks were created by Europeans as trade objects but often exchanged as diplomatic gifts. One significant factor contributing to this trend was the declining Asian fur market, and the near-extinction of the sea otter. The stubborn American environment is there with its imperious summons to accept its conditions; the inherited ways of doing things are also there; and yet, in spite of environment, and in spite of custom, each frontier did indeed furnish a new field of opportunity, a gate of escape from the bondage of the past; and freshness, and confidence, and scorn of older society, impatience of its restraints and its ideas, and indifference to its lessons, have accompanied the frontier.

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Lewis and Clark (World Explorers)

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Become an Affiliate School to have free access to the Gilder Lehrman site and all its features. In early 1947 Superior Oil erected a drilling/production oil platform in 20 ft of water some 18 miles[vague] off Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. And the only thing that I've ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do.

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The Age of Empire (History of the World (Zak Books))

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More recently, there is a set of articles on Norse sagas and the Vinland adventure in William Fitzhugh and Elizabeth I. In the film, it is the Natives who manipulate the Spanish, using their greed for gold to attain their support in their civil war. His was only one of many adventures on this unknown and inhospitable coast, which about this time, 1644, began to take the name of New Holland. From a drawing in Parry's Voyage for the North-West Passage, 1821.

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Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed (Nonfiction - Grades

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In December of 1488, after several stopovers, they returned to Lisbon, finishing a trip of 16 months and 17 days. To reward them, Prince Henry gave them three ships and everything to ensure success in their new enterprise. The young explorers were to discover a passage from Davis Strait along the northern coast of America and through the Behring Strait into the Pacific Ocean. From Mercator's It was quite impossible to proceed farther to the unknown south, so, finding a safe and roomy harbour, Magellan decided to winter there.

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Sir Francis Drake: Slave Trader and Pirate (Wicked History

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Earlier explorers only went by portolan charts, which are basically just maps that are based on land features. Jasinski and Frederik Srreide, "The Norse Settlements in Greenland from a Maritime Perspective," in Shannon Lewis-Simpson (ed.), Vinland Revisited: The Norse World at the Turn of the First Millennium (St. The Coast Survey Steamer Hassler (NOAA Photo Library). Were they Norwegians, Icelanders, Greenlanders, or just Norsemen?

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