Explorer Tales

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In the late 1990s, large areas of the deepwater Scotian Slope were licenced by industry, and following the acquisition of large volumes of regional 2D and 3D seismic data, six wells were drilled between 2002 and 2004. The spread of capitalism and the social and economic chaos that accompanied the decline of feudalism helped transform medieval Europe into unified nation-states, whose people typically shared common histories, cultures, and languages. Sure enough, big, star-hugging planets began popping out of their data.

Jacques Cartier

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In May, 1542, they came back to the great river at that point in Louisiana where the Red River unites with it. In the world of legend there was a reason for this. Thrower, Virginia Garrett, Jenkins Garrett, Arthur Holzheimer, Barbara Backus McCorkle, Louis De Vorsey, David Buisseret, Carol Urness, Sanford Bederman, Ralph E. The planet, which is nearly six times as massive as Jupiter, is the first to be found in the so-called "habitable zone" around a star where liquid water can exist. 2002: Astronomers discover a planet orbiting the giant star Iota Draconis, which is 13 times the diameter of the Sun and 40 times as bright.

Lookout! Seafarers: Tudor Explorers

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Giovanni da Montecorvino, a Franciscan friar from Italy, became archbishop of Peking and lived in China from 1294 to 1328. Operators have, indeed, continued aggressive exploration activities virtually in spite of the volatile global petroleum atmosphere of recent times, and long lead times from discovery, production and sales. One of the measures of its success would be if, upon answering many of our questions about Ceres, we are left with even more questions.

Explore With Christopher Columbus (Travel With the Great

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In the excerpt, Professor John Gascoigne from the University of NSW describes the thirst for land and power that had increased greatly in the 18th Century. The Texas Historical Commission offers twelve lessons correlated to their La Salle Projects. The Dutch were involved in New World exploration too, although their efforts came considerably later than the Spanish, French, and English and were not nearly as significant. The exhibit features images and artifacts from Cooperider's 20-year career with the U.

The Journey Home (Lewis & Clark)

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Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were the first educated white Americans to travel across the land that would become the United States. Hurt by the King's action, Ponce de León sailed again, this time north through the Bahamas heading towards Florida. By the 1560s, Catholic Spain was dependent on vessels bringing American treasure back along a route that relied on the Gulf Stream on Florida’s East coast. Many missionaries were unsatisfied with the ways the natives were “embracing” their religion and wanted them to adopt the European or “right” way of Christianity.

Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet (Famous Explorers)

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To learn about more new species read " From global sea census, a treasure trove. " Post science writer Juliet Eilperin reports on the ten-year study of discovery, Census of Marine Life. The 1930s were a period of international rivalry in Antarctica, and the map was cut into wedgelike territorial claims that in some places overlapped. It was not till early in July that the ship could be moved out of their winter's dock to renew their efforts towards a passage. Due to their pressure, the practices were stopped to some extent, although the stripping of the wall paintings continued.

Christopher Columbus: Famous Explorer (Graphic Biographies)

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The official archives, with plans of the ships and their logs, were destroyed several decades later, which explains why many aspects of this extraordinary adventure are unknown to us today. Army to develop rocket technology and the Corporal and Sergeant missile systems. The arrival of railroad transportation expanded Texas farmers' and ranchers' markets by providing faster and cheaper shipping of products. But the crews of the Ships were in a very good state of health, and all in the most desirable condition.

Sea of Ice: The Wreck of the Endurance (Step into Reading,

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Vincent, had to take refuge in the Prince's town, and was there told of the glorious and boundless conquests of the Prince, the which did exceedingly stir my soul—eager it was for gain above all things else. In River of Darkness, journalist Buddy Levy recounts Orellana’s exploits, giving particular attention to the Amazon region’s geography, flora and fauna, and native peoples. All this part of the coast was called by Cook King George's Sound, but the native name of Nootka has since prevailed.

Exploring the South Carolina Colony (Exploring the 13

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Wafi), and surprisingly, some still remain to be followed up. He describes their work in the mines: ... mountains are stripped from top to bottom and bottom to top a thousand times; they dig, split rocks, move stones, and carry dirt on then: backs to wash it in the rivers, while those who wash gold stay in the water all the time with their backs bent so constantly it breaks them; and when water invades the mines, the most arduous task of all is to dry the mines by scooping up pansful of water and throwing it up outside....

Extraordinary Explorers and Adventurers (Extraordinary

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International donations are gratefully accepted, but we cannot make any statements concerning tax treatment of donations received from outside the United States. The motivations of individual explorers and their sponsors varied, but taken collectively, their efforts greatly increased European knowledge about the world's lands and peoples and brought vast continents and their inhabitants into contact with Europe, for both good and ill. At last, it was 28th September, the little Vega was finally and hopelessly frozen into the ice, and they made her fast to a large ice-block.