• The Age of Exploration (World History Series)

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    Synge made a start and continued their journey westward to Ugyi. "It is a wonderful thing," says Drummond, "to start from the civilisation of Europe, pass up these mighty rivers, and work your way alone and on foot, mile after mile, month after month, among strange birds and beasts and plants and insects, meeting tribes which have no name, speaking tongues which no man can interpret, till you have reached its sacred heart and stood where white man has never trod before." Jean de Brebeuf was one such missionary whose life and fate parallels to some extent the fictional character of Father LaForgue.
  • Exploration in the World of the Ancients (Discovery &

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    Just a fortnight after Parry's start these five English explorers sailed on board a ship belonging to the Hudson Bay Company, but it was the end of August before they arrived at the headquarters of the Company. Then down came the rain in torrents, swept along by a terrific wind. He wrote that “We said for their souls a De profundis, with a strong hope that, this festival will cease to be held, or will be for Christians, and will take place with ceremonies as sacred as the ones we saw are foolish and useless.” This statement by this French Jesuit confirms that the Jesuits were not as accepting as The Mission portrayed them as and proves they had a goal in changing the traditions of the natives to a Christian one.
  • Captain Cook: Great Explorer of the Pacific (Great Explorers

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    Colonization could be considered to start as far back as the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. His palace was indeed a contrast to that of M'tesa. After completing the writing (four minutes in total), participants will lead you to that one true sentence, a moment of genuine self-discovery. Up to 1883, a number of shallow wells were drilled by the Government agencies, all near seepages.
  • The Wild Colorado: The True Adventures of Fred Dellenbaugh,

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    I don't want to invent victories for people's movements. Sailing south beyond the known coastlines of America, Magellan explored the treacherous strait that would bear his name and crossed the vast Pacific Ocean to the islands of East Asia, where the Portuguese were already established. Africans had already developed immunities to European diseases. The four little ships started on what was to be the longest and most momentous voyage on record, while crowds stood on the shore straining their eyes till the fleet, under full sail, vanished from their sight.
  • An Age of Voyages, 1350-1600 (Medieval and Early Modern

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    But the quantities were still not large enough to justify the cost of transportation, so most of the recovered oil was processed at a refinery constructed at Katalla. the oil was then shipped by tanker-barge to Cordova. A Dutch expedition would find its way to East Asia in 1595, challenging the Portuguese thereafter. Underground Exploration is the last frontier on our planet. While the goals of the voyage were scientific, the British also wished to expand trade and empire, and Cook would be careful to include information on resources and the suitability of land for settlement.
  • Giovanni Da Verrazzano: Explorer of the Atlantic Coast of

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    The map of the world here reproduced, beautifully illuminated with twelve wind heads, is one of thirty-two maps illustrating the edition of the Cosmographia issued from the press of Lienhart Holle of Ulm, Germany, on July 6, 1482. Again a few years and we find Captain Nuyts giving his name to a part of the southern coast, though the discovery seems to have been accidental. Vopel's armillary sphere presents a model of the Ptolemaic, or earth-centered, cosmic system.
  • 100 Explorers Who Shaped World History (100 Series)

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    Further licences were awarded to industry and the seismic coverage expanded to cover most of the margin. Thus they marched for a month; party after party had been sent back, till the last supporting party had gone and Peary was left with his black servant, Henson, and four Eskimos. The astrolabe was replaced by the sextant as the chief navigational instrument in the 18th century. For tar they used the resin from the trees, for oakum they used blankets and old shirts.
  • Westward Expansion: Primary Sources

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    In April of the same year the expedition headed out. Columbus's report to the Court in Madrid was extravagant. Natures rich in all capacities and endowed with every kind of sensibility were frequent. Firstly, the research collection includes records created and received by the crew of the... There are lesson plans for teachers and in-depth online content for students available in both English and Spanish.
  • Exploration and Settlement (Colonial Life)

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    Materials are free but you have to sign up. When expostulated with, he maintained that there was nothing wrong in it, that it was preposterous to suppose they had souls. In 1647 Peter Stuyvesant became Director-General of New Netherland. The arm of the water from which the Nile issued he named "Napoleon Channel," out of respect to the French Geographical Society for the honour they had done him just before leaving England in presenting their gold medal for the discovery of Victoria Nyanza.
  • The Unknown Indians: People Who Quietly Changed Our World

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    The boats succeeded in keeping together until the night of September 12, when a terrible storm sent them drifting in different directions toward the Siberian coast. Only Study.com members will be able to access the entire course. During World War II the demand for petroleum caused much general concern. Writing just twenty-four years after Columbus's first voyage to the Caribbean, More located his perfect society in the Western Hemisphere.