• Juan Ponce De Leon: First Explorer of Florida and First

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    That time, the Ionian islands were donated to Greece by Britain as a gift to the new king and then Thessaly was attached to the Greek state by the Turks. Still, the knowledge gained immensely advanced the science of navigation at the time. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. The senior women in the village named the men who represented the clans at village and tribal councils. The colony was permanently established in 1817, when Selkirk himself arrived with a force of military veterans to put an end to the troubles and to punish the traders, whom he held responsible for the bloodshed that had occurred.
  • From Coronado to Escalante: The Explorers of teh Spanish

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    This copy was made for the Library of Congress between 1909 and 1910 from the original in Archives du Dpt des Cartes de la Marine. A directions page explains several ways this lesson can be modified based on your class. Louis, on Garcitas Creek in present-day Victoria County. B) The Roman Catholic Church had great influence. Forty of the party died before the plateau of Tangla had been crossed, a proceeding which lasted twelve days.
  • First Encounters Between Spain and the Americas: Two Worlds

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    Richardson was an independent oil producer with headquarters in Fort Worth. Although navigation was still an imprecise science, sailors were able to go farther than they had before. He must find out how much of this earth was habitable. The award-winning Flat Classroom project brings together high school and middle school students from around the world to explore the ideas presented in Thomas Friedman’s book The World is Flat.
  • Over The Edge: Flying With The Arctic Heros

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    Limiting our attention to the Atlantic coast, we have the familiar phenomenon of the evolution of institutions in a limited area, such as the rise of representative government; into complex organs; the progress from primitive industrial society, without division of labor, up to manufacturing civilization. Anchorage being found, Cook landed, and as he set foot on shore a large crowd of natives pressed forward and, throwing themselves on their faces, remained thus till Cook signed to them to rise.
  • Chalres Eastman: Native American (Young Adult History, 2)

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    In hot, misty weather they cruised along the coast. Visitors to the Canyon's South Rim can learn more about the layers by walking the Trail of Time, scheduled for completion in October 2010. We have the barest outlines of his proceedings. Hernando de Soto took his half of the Inca treasure and became a very wealthy man. He grows enthusiastic over the richness of this part of southern Spain, famous from ancient days under the name of Tartessus for its wealth. "Large quantities of corn and wine are exported, besides much oil, which is of the first quality, also wax, honey, and pitch ... the country furnishes the timber for their shipbuilding.
  • Samuel De Champlain: Founder of New France and Quebec City

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    He saw "a veritable chaos of ice-blocks, ridge after ridge, and nothing but rubble to travel over." July 17 - The American Apollo 18 and Soviet Soyuz 19 dock in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. Today's rockets are remarkable collections of human ingenuity that have their roots in the science and technology of the past. Synge THE COAST OF AFRICA, AFTER PTOLEMY (MERCATOR'S EDITION). Many of the issues are old, but the proximity or promise of oil or gas wealth is an added and complicating factor.
  • James Cook (Explorers of the New Worlds)

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    Imagine the problems the Church had when literally thousands of such works could be produced at a fraction of the cost. At the point where they reached it, the river is full two miles from bank to bank. Throughout the journey, Miera kept himself busy estimating their latitude by shooting the north star with a quadrant. It was agreed that although the companies would pursue their research activities independently, they would keep the CMR informed of developments, and the Committee could make the information more widely available (with the permission of the company involved) if that were deemed in the public interest.
  • The Mayflower & the Pilgrim Fathers

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    Albert Einstein Developer of the theories of special and general relativity, which changed the way scientists see our world. On 16th July they crossed the Polar Circle. "All on board feel they are entering upon a momentous period of their life," says the explorer. "Were we to be the fortunate ones to reach this goal, which navigators for centuries had striven to reach?" When Papua New Guinea gained independence in 1975, Panguna was the only major mine operating. In order to maintain their wealth, the Dutch decided to look at colonizing new lands.
  • The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

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    Early during World War II, all gold mining in the United States was stopped by executive order. While in Spain, Vespucci was drawn to the excitement surrounding the growing interest in exploration. The peoples of the Americas did not know that there were other lands - Europe, Asia and Africa - where other people lived. The film shows Pizarro almost uncaring of the new wealth he had acquired; instead, he appears solely focused on his spiritual wonderings and the existential answers he hoped Atahualpa’s resurrection might provide.
  • Henry Hudson: Dutch Explorer of the Hudson River and Bay

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    As for me, I seized a piece of wood; but those who were in the vessel perished, without one remaining. A story is told at a later date than this of a Phoenician shipmaster who was bound for the Tin Islands, when he suddenly discovered that he was being followed by a strange ship evidently bent on finding out where these unknown islands lay. And of course no-one knew there was another double continent (the Americas) in the way. In any case, aborigines had already been there for tens of thousand of years before that discovery.