Mummy Mysteries: Tales From North America (My Readers)

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Little is officially known about the history of oil exploration in Belize. They told Livingstone that it had died and tigers had come and devoured it. "Did you see the stripes of the tiger?" asked Livingstone. Divided into four chronological and thematic sections that are guided by the National Standards for History, each unit includes a teacher guide and student background page in addition to student activity worksheets. We also see how desperate Frobisher was to bring back gold, a desire that may have distracted him from his original mission.

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You Wouldn't Want to Sail on a 19th-Century Whaling Ship!:

Peter Cook, David Salariya, David Antram

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At the same time, English expeditions under Hugh Willoughby and Richard Chancellor (1553), and Arthur Pet and Charles Jackman (1580), plus a Dutch expedition under Willem Barents (1594–1597), tried to find a viable northeast route through the Arctic Ocean to Asia in the late sixteenth century. 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.

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Adventurers (20th Century Lives)

Jane Bingham

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In 1494 Portugal and Spain signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the world into Portuguese and Spanish hemispheres along a north-south line 370 leagues west of the Canaries. As the coasts became well known, the seasonal character of the monsoonal winds was skillfully used; the southwest monsoon was long known as Hippalus, named for a sailor who was credited with being the first to sail with it direct from the Gulf of Aden to the coast of the Indian peninsula.

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Adventures of Marco Polo

Russell Freedman

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Efforts to ransom his body failed: it was never recovered. The result was highly satisfactory. "The conversation dropped and the work went on." To this end he had sailed to Spitzbergen in his old ship the Hecla, many of his old shipmates sailing with him. However, their greed and shortsightedness regarding the future of the Americas eventually took its toll. Ulloa reached the head of the gulf now called California, and probably saw, from the mouth of the Colorado, the shores of the territory which is now ” The Golden State.” He also circumnavigated the peninsula, and sailed up its west coast as far as Cedros Island.

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Inside the Hindenburg (Giant Cutaway Book)

Mireille Majoor

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Still Stanley persevered in his desperate task, and in spite of danger from cataracts and danger from famine, on 31st July he reached the Isangila cataract. I shook and trembled all over, while Johansen pulled off the wet things and packed me into the sleeping-bag. I am really glad that PanCanadian gave me the opportunity to work on this project, which I thoroughly enjoyed. On his return to Europe, Columbus rushed to Lisbon, where he told a fantastically embellished story of jewels and gold-roofed houses he found, which would have been put in Portugal's hands if only the king had believed him.

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Trail Blazers: An Illustrated Guide to the Women Who

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I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it...." Mohammed in the seventh century lived and died in Arabia. "There is but one God, and Mohammed is His prophet," proclaimed his followers, the Arabs or Saracens as they were called. The discovery of the New World was many things to many people—liberating, tyrannical, cruel, and generous, all at the same time. I have heard it maintained by others that it is the course of Providence, that blacks should disappear before the white, and the sooner the process was carried out the better, for all parties.

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You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark!: An Epic

Jacqueline Morley

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Then he sent for the ships which had vanquished the fleet of Brittany the previous year; he also assembled some eighty merchant ships on the northern coast of Gaul, probably not very far from Calais. In early 1947 Superior Oil erected a drilling/production oil platform in 20 ft of water some 18 miles[vague] off Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. It is now quite clear that this land does not lie where geographers have been in the habit of putting it.

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Christopher Columbus: The Life Of A Master Navigator And

David West

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Contributions to the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by U. To this great stretch of cataracts and rapids Stanley gave the name of the "Livingstone Falls." Two years later he accomplished his desire, and found himself at last in the land of the Nipissings. The state of Washington owes a great homage to the expedition mounted by Perez and his mostly Mexican crew. The Dutch soon controlled many islands in East Asia, along with trading posts in India, Japan, and southern Africa.

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The Race to the South Pole (Incredible True Adventures)

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Production was in the name of Marine Oil Company, in which Murphy had a 22% interest. Bartolome Ferrelo continues sailing north up California and reaches what is probably present day Oregon. 1565 - The first permanent European settlement is founded by Pedro Menendez de Aviles at St. At one point, Magellan was forced to open fire on the San Antonio. Tick one of the following terms from the Age of Exploration and explain your chosen term: Write an account of one of the following topics: (12) (i) Achievements of the Portuguese voyages of exploration. (ii) The conflict between European powers as a result of the voyages of exploration. (iii) The Spanish conquest of either Mexico or Peru.

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The Secrets of Uranus (Planets)

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Its explorers pursued the interior of the continent more deeply than others, forging trade routes and Indian relationships that survived into the 1800s. Some historians have said that Juan Sebastián Elcano, who captained the Victoria back from the Philippines, is a worthier candidate for the title of first to circumnavigate the globe. Black Robe baptized them, praying to God that they be spared. These tend to be collected and held nationally or regionally.

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