Lewis and Clark (Rookie Biographies)

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The chief returned after abandoning Black Robe in order to honor his promise, only for the lot of them to be captured and tortured by the Iroquois. They are closer to Hawai‘i and farther east than the Society Islands, the Tuamotus, or the Cook Islands. He explains that the islands are called Canaria because they have so many large dogs (canes). They had reached the Polar sea at last—the "sea in all its majesty, entirely free from ice and without any visible obstruction to its navigation."

Sacagawea (Explorers (Abdo Publishing Company))

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Not a single pass over the Andes was shown for a distance of 500 miles between Chili and Argentina, while today there are a hundred between a latitude of 22 degrees and 35 degrees. RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER 262 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. Many anomalies identified during this time are still being explored (e.g. Configured for its approach phase, the craft is following a new and carefully designed course described in detail last month.

Mapping the Wilderness: The Story of David Thompson (Stories

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Walter William Fondren got his start in oil in the Corsicana field before the turn of the century, later becoming one of the founders of Humble Oil. By the early seventeenth century, Europeans competed for trade and colonies in the areas already discovered and explored the boundaries of a known world that was already much larger than it had been at the start of the early modern period. Nobody is talking about producing oil in Somalia anytime soon, but analysts say oil companies are less likely to be intimidated by political risk than they were in the past.

Outer Space! Great Astronomers and Their Discoveries -

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This operation was Newcrest’s first offshore site. As a result, a race for more land, especially in the so-called "East Indies" arose. Moscoso reported that the group found oil floating on the surface of the water and used it to caulk their boats. It was the first ship ever built in the colony, and the colonists were glad it should be of use to the man who had done so much for their country. It was "a bronze tablet, whereupon the whole circuit of the Earth was engraved with all its seas and rivers."

100 Things You Should Know about Warriors (100 Things You

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It was followed in February by a more detailed " Vision for Space Exploration ," pointing out the importance of exploration and discovery to the American experience, in the tradition of Lewis and Clark. On September 10th, from 10am – 4pm, seven historic homes, plus the Fort Collins Water Works, will be open for public viewing. Towards this end, readers might begin with Jette Arneborg, "Greenland, the starting-point for the voyages to North America," in Viking Voyages to North America, ed.

Conquerors & Explorers (Heroic History)

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Please do not bring payment on the day of your visit. On the 19th the officers of the flagship distinctly saw high land, leaving no possible doubt of the discovery of the Antarctic continent. The acquisition transforms Lundin Petroleum from a pure exploration company into an important E&P player with production of approximately 16,000 boepd. By drawing parallels between the arguments made in historian Matthew Restall’s Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest and the “period” film Black Robe, this essay will investigate the reasons behind the self-proclaimed superiority, gain insight to the true nature of the indigenous peoples, and see how they reacted to the cultural onslaught.

Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion

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His mission was to further explore and map the coast and find at least two good ports that the Spanish fleets could use for sanctuary from English pirates and to reaffirm Spanish dominance in the area. To add to the misery of the party, there were swarms of mosquitoes, poisonous spiders, and stinging ants by the way. In fact, Pioneer Natural Resources ( PXD ) CEO Scott Sheffield recently stated that the Permian was " the second-largest oil discovery in the history of the world ."

King Tut (Crabtree Chrome)

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The beauty of the new country is described with enthusiasm by the delighted explorer, but they were now in the Mohawk country and progress was fraught with danger. Instead he went to Constantinople, arriving at sunset when the bells were ringing so loud "that the very horizon shook with the noise." The results of this exploration are the discovery of several small oil and gas fields, and the commercial production of oil and gas from the Bredasdorp Basin.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: An Interactive Space Exploration

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They feed on the fruit of stunted oak, which grows at the bottom of the sea and produces very large acorns. The ground was already covered with snow, and their food was reduced to one meal a day when they left the shores of the Arctic sea for their long inland tramp. During the Hundred Years War, England controlled much of France. At the invitation of a delegation of Jumano Indians, two Spanish missionaries from New Mexico travel to the vicinity of present-day San Angelo to instruct the Jumanos about Christianity.

Explorer (Eyewitness Books)

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A prominent Washington patent lawyer, Lowery travelled throughout Europe collecting books and maps for his avocation, a scholarly study of the cartography of early Spanish settlement in the Western Hemisphere, which was edited by Philip Lee Phillips and published under the title The Lowery Collection: A Descriptive List of Maps of the Spanish Possessions within the Present Limits of the United States, 1502 1820 One of the great cartographic treasures of the Library, this explorer's chart of the northeast coast of North America from Cape Sable to Cape Cod was drawn by Samuel de Champlain in 1607. (Henry Harrisse Collection) For the student of nineteenth-century exploration of the American West, the division has particularly rich holdings.