Climbing Everest: Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the

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The last well drilled in Indus Offshore region was Sadaf-1 by Occidental. But the face of the country was unpromising, and Cook altered his course for the north at a point he named Cape Turnagain. The people are idolaters, subject to the Great Khan, and use paper money. He explored the ring of Caribbean islands, founded the colony of La Isabella on the island of Hispaniola, discovered the huge delta of the Orinoco and sailed along the coast of today’s Honduras.

To the South Pole (Great Expeditions)

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Using evidence to assist in the drawing of conclusions and understanding of the past. L'Enfant's plan was transferred to the Library of Congress by the U. It was evident to us that there had to be convictions. After failing to get financial support from the Portuguese King John, Columbus finally negotiated the "Contract of Santa Fe" with Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, who were on a roll after evicting the Moors (and Jews) from their last Spanish stronghold in Grenada earlier in 1492*.

I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492-1493

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Two blast marks from the descent stage's rockets can be seen in the center of this image. In 1699 the first permanent settlement was founded, and New Orleans was founded in 1718. For example, Tryggvi Oleson's Early Voyages and Northern Approaches (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1963), was the first volume in the publisher's "Canadian Centenary Series" and should have been a strong entry to what became a very good series on Canadian history. Like Mexico, it was spoken of as highly civilised and rich in mines of gold and silver.

The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened and

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Murphy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MUR with 3.8 million shares outstanding and 5,700 stockholders. The struggle between Britain and Spain dragged on throughout the end of the sixteenth century, so that by 1600 the English crown and Parliament were hesitant to spend money on colonization. It may be presumed that most Tasmanian settlement sites from that period of glaciation and low sea levels (c.18,000 BP), being coastal, were progressively flooded as sea-levels rose, isolating Tasmania c.12,000 BP and reaching present levels c.6,000 BP.

Shackleton's Journey

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Herschel “engaged in a series of observations on the parallax of the fixed stars”, using a telescope of his own design. But for years and years to come, in many a home at Zanzibar, whither Stanley now took his party by sea, the story of this great journey was told, and all the men were heroes and the refrain of the natives was chanted again and again— Stanley had solved the problem of the Congo River at last. At the same time, coca leaves from South America yielded cocaine, opium from Far Eastern poppies provided both opium itself and morphine, and hashish from the Near East offered a potent form of marijuana.

Robert F. Scott: British Explorer of the South Pole (Great

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W., and there was more sea than there had been during the whole of the voyage. Many will admit this much, but dislike the details of the definition. The most striking of these was the compass, which had originated in China around 200 B. Here he received some gold dust, and with this and some thirty negroes he returned to Lisbon, where the strange black negroes "caused the most lively astonishment among the people." Few explorers have begun the careers for which they were destined, under such romantic circumstances as did the "Pathfinder," as John Charles Fremont is commonly called.

Russian Colonies in the Americas (Reading Power: European

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Although he did not find the gold-filled sea, he did find the Pacific Ocean and claimed it for the country of Spain. It was named by Schouten after the Staaten or States-General of Holland. His fleet had been out of sight of land for ninety-six days - the longest such a voyage ever made to that time - until it finally landed at St. Amid mutual congratulation we fixed the British flag on the spot and took possession of the North Magnetic Pole and its adjoining territory in the name of Great Britain and King William IV.

Captain Cook (Great Names)

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The stuffs manufactured are of incomparable texture. Those tears, that anger, cast into the past, deplete our moral energy for the present. Synge THE COAST OF AFRICA, AFTER PTOLEMY (MERCATOR'S EDITION). Hand-drawn by one or more Aztec Indians in 1540, it was prepared to show the lands and properties of Don Carlos Chichimecatecotl, a converted Texcocan noble executed in 1539 by Spanish officials during the Inquisition for retaining Aztec spiritual relics. Synge It was midwinter when the Ten Thousand Greeks who had followed their leader so loyally through the plains of Asia Minor found themselves friendless and in great danger in the very heart of the enemy's country.

Francisco Pizarro (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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Valuable hydrological, meteorological, and magnetic observations were made; by the time they were taken off the floe, the group had drifted 19° of latitude and 58° of longitude. All were in the highest spirits, determined to solve the mystery of the North-West Passage once and for all! Pierre, Miquelon and the many islands between Newfoundland and St. On the eve of Mexican independence, most Spanish colonists were intensely jealous of the self-sustaining and growing wealth of the missions where the padres enjoyed the fruits of choice lands and well-irrigated gardens with plentiful fruits, wines, and brandies - all of which were tended by large orces of Indian labor.

Christopher Columbus: Famous Explorer (Explorers!)

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The focus is very much on maritime trade and shipping generally, and on the Matthew (both the original and the replica built for 1997). From Brazil to Japan, stately cargo vessels voyaged to distant ports to gather exotic goods for the warehouses of Lisbon. Airplane sightseers increased to 5,051 in 1978-1979, until the Air New Zealand crash on Mount Erebus in 1979 put a halt to overflights from New Zealand and Australia. (There is now talk of resuming them.) Cruise ship passenger levels have increased more or less steadily since 1986 (when only 995 tourists were carried to Antarctica).