John C. Fremont (Checkerboard Biography Library)

Kristin Petrie

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In the 1930s and 1940s Nazi Germany saw the possibilities of using long-distance rockets as weapons. On October 12, 1942 Columbus landed on an island southeast of Florida. There were several reasons for the increased demand for manufactured goods. In San Diego, the settlers under Father Serra had not fared much better. With the help of the Administration, he attracted other explorers such as Bulolo Gold Dredging and later Mount Isa Mines (MIM), which began to drill test the Waruwari hardrock resources at Porgera.

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Cartier: Jacques Cartier in Search of the Northwest Passage

Jean F. Blashfield

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Murmurs arose which reached the ears of Cortes. But he had reached a point beyond all other explorers of the time, a point where "only once did we see the North Star, which was so low that it seemed almost to touch the sea." These people were armed with guns brought up from the coast by native traders. By the 1520s, however, the oyster beds between Cuman� and the Isla de Margarita--at the western end of the Pen�nsula de Paria--had been played out. As it was against my interests to offend him by a refusal, I very quietly took off my coat—the only good one in my possession—and laid it at his feet."

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Who Was First?: Discovering the Americas (Bank Street

Russell Freedman

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Cook was to return to New Zealand on two further occasions, once in 1773 in command of the Resolution, accompanied by Tobias Furneaux in command of The Adventure, and again in 1777 in command of The Resolution, and with Charles Clerke in command of The Discovery. And to-day, there are still gaps in the most modern maps of Africa, where one-eleventh of the whole area remains unexplored. Led by Giovanni Batista Grassi, a team of Italian investigators, which included Amico Bignami and Giuseppe Bastianelli, collected Anopheles claviger mosquitoes and fed them on malarial patients.

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Richard Francis Burton: Explorer, Scholar, Spy (Great

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August 7, 1997 - Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for a 12-day mission to deploy and retrieve the Crista-Spas 2 satellite, which studied the Earth's middle atmosphere. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. There was also a strong impulse to develop Alaska and N Canada, but no consolidated effort, like that of the Soviets, to take the natives into partnership for a full-scale development of the regions. Great Southern Continent is an excerpt from A Likely Lad, the first episode of the 4 x one-hour series Captain Cook – Obsession and Discovery, produced in 2007.

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Amerigo Vespucci: Italian Explorer of the Americas (Library

Kurt Ray

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This is reminiscent of what occurs in pot of heated water and in Earth’s interior. Suddenly, relates Vancouver, "a sail was discovered to the westward. Columbus, one of the best navigators of his day, took readings in the Caribbean that corresponded to those of Wilmington, North Carolina, 1100 miles to the north! The Portuguese is credited with being the first to send out explorers during this era. You’ll be riveted as you follow explorers venturing into uncharted territory and putting themselves, and often their crews, in dire peril.

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The Log of Christopher Columbus

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The balls next to the correct answers will turn green so you can see the right answers. They could spin and weave, but they had no horses or work animals. Their modern names are as follows:— Kotroba is (probably) Socotra. Today, all commercial ships crossing the North Atlantic still radio in their positions and ice sightings, without regard to nationality. He had succeeded Vespucci in the service of Spain, and was exploring the coast when a body of Indians, "with a terrible cry and most horrible aspect," suddenly rushed out upon them, killed, roasted, and devoured them.

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James Cook (Exp-New) (Explorers of the New Worlds)

Charles J. Shields

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Not surprisingly, this environmental degradation had drastic consequences for California Indians. About nine miles offshore and in daylight hours, the Endeavour passed by the French ship St Jean-Baptiste, under the command of Jean-Fran�ois-Marie de Surville, struggling to remain on course but in the opposite direction. Many of his observations are incorporated into the de Beauvilliers map of 1720 which shows streams, mountains, towns, and villages along the Gulf coast, and islands off the Yucatan.

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Plants on the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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S. officials made great strides in the control of malaria and yellow fever. S. while others went to the Soviet Union. S. and the Soviet Union realized the potential of rocketry as a military weapon and began a variety of experimental programs. In Black Robe a Jesuit priest named LaForgue sets out on mission to evangelize and save the souls of the Huron Indians. I found a despondency gaining ground fast upon me and blasting the crown of laurels I had too rashly woven for myself."

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America: Three Worlds Meet: Beginnings to 1620 (Language

M. J. Cosson

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From the Dutch account of Pelsart's Voyages, 1647. Morgan’s homecoming to New Bedford, Massachusetts (June 2014), a descendent of Herman Melville, Peter Whittemore, acting as one of the 38th Voyagers, delivers an open letter to the world in the form of a “top-gallant salute.” He draws inspiration from his ancestor’s novel, Moby Dick and reflects upon the 38th Voyage of the Morgan as a wake-up call for 21st-century environmentalism. In 1494, king Manuel I appointed Bartolomeu Diaz to supervise the construction of two square-rigged ships for Vasco da Gama ´s expedition to circumnavigate the Cape of Good Hope and continue the route to India.

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Jacques Cousteau (Pioneering Explorers)

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Scientists also have used space telescopes to estimate the age of the cosmos (around 13.8 billion years old) and come up with credible theories on how the universe expanded between the Big Bang and the current period. Our newly remodeled and reopened AIR CONDITIONED Science Museum is super kid - friendly! To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Health care providers needing assistance with diagnosis or management of suspected cases of malaria should call the CDC Malaria Hotline:

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