You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark!: An Epic

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At this time the stuff above the Equator was still just shown as a collection of small islands, the third Italian Verrazano was still to do his bit in mapping the coast of the northern continent in the 1520s. Map of the World drawn in 1500, the first to show America By JUAN DE LA COSA. In the last few decades of the century, King Louis XIV sponsored a series of expeditions that explored from the Great Lakes to the network of river systems in central North America, aiming to establish a French empire between the English in the north and the Spanish in the south.

Women Explorers in Asia

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With angry words Vasco da Gama bade them be silent, though "he well saw how much reason they had at every moment to despair of their lives"; the ships were now letting in much water, and cold rains soaked them all to the skin. "All cried out to God for mercy upon their souls, for now they no longer took heed of their lives." The other two ships, the Trinidad and Victoria, finally reached the Spice Islands in November 1521 and loaded up with cloves. Its founding charter was dated 20 March 1602.

Your Family Tree

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In May 1498, Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic for the third time. Three huts were built on the shores of Hut Point, at the mouth of Winter Quarters Bay. Short of food and pinned in their tent several times by storms, all five of the pole party members died on the return trip. Since I am weary, I wish not to go further." The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Though he had "gone so far toward the setting sun," his knowledge of the West was very limited, and while Vikings tossed on the Atlantic westwards, Massoudy tells us that it is "impossible to navigate beyond the Pillars of Hercules, for no vessel sails on that sea; it is without cultivation or inhabitant, and its end, like its depth, is unknown."

Audacious Aviators: True Stories of Adventurers' Thrilling

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The Treaty of Tordesillas reveals that both Portugal and Spain led the charge in exploring the New World. He was the first Englishman to cross Russia from the White Sea to the Caspian. Called without expectation, and compelled without previous inclination, though undoubtedly at the best period of time both for England and America, to erect suddenly new systems of laws for their future government, they adopted the method of a wise architect, in erecting a new palace for the residence of his sovereign.

Amundsen and Scott's Race to the South Pole (Great Journeys

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He opened all the doors and windows of the palace, washed his little patients with vinegar and warm water, sent away those not already infected, and all recovered. He died in 1504, still convinced that he had reached Asia. But Pliny has news of land beyond the Elbe. He left behind him a better idea of Christian men than some of the other explorers had done. Expeditions were documented in reports and journals. He was, therefore, surprised to find as he rounded the Cape that the current had ceased, or, in his own words, the "ebb came to an end."

Jane Goodall (My Early Library: My Itty-Bitty Bio)

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Disease was rampant, especially scurvy, caused by a vitamin C deficiency. At the film’s end he perhaps saw the importance of converting the Indians so that they could survive in a world that would soon be colonized by the Europeans. He was full of religious talk: "Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities." The Renaissance was the liberation of spirit of freedom should take. Both men drew maps and pictures of what they saw.

Daniel Boone (Heroes of America)

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PBS World Explorers Some sailed across the Atlantic, others rocketed to the moon. To do royal honours to the king of this charming land, I ordered my men," says Speke, "to put down their loads and fire a volley." Depending on its size, the hourglass could be made to measure any amount of time. In the meantime, Spain was exploring west to the Americas, beginning with the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Before these advances, most sailors avoided the open sea out of fear they might not find their way back to land.

Juan Ponce de Leon (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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On the top of one of the hills, a small jasperoid outcrop was discovered. It was a fifty days' voyage to Gondokoro. You must present no more than four major graphics in your presentation. The net income from interest and dividends from those investments plus the revenue from grazing leases on University Lands comprise the Available University Fund. Corn, sun, and water became focal points for many societies and played strong roles in religious ceremonies. The crucible appears to have been broken while in use, suggesting that it was likely used at the locality where it was found.

Exploring the Delaware Colony (Exploring the 13 Colonies)

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Cook & Omai: The Cult of the South Seasby National Library of Australia Discover one man’s journey across half the world, from his home in Tahiti to London in the 1770s and then back again. Click here for more information from the NASA JPL site. The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Lundin Petroleum can trace its roots back to the early eighties in the form of International Petroleum, then International Petroleum Corporation (IPC), followed by Lundin Oil in the late nineties before emerging as Lundin Petroleum in 2001.

Hillary and Norgay's Mount Everest Adventure (Great Journeys

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Twenty-one missions were established in California under the Spanish and all survived to become part of the United States. 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. It was some six hundred and eighty-five miles eastwards to Okhotsk through a rough and mountainous country, cut up by deep and bridgeless streams; the path lay over dangerous swamps and through dense forest.