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Twelve years later, the Indians, alarmed as the English settlements kept growing in numbers, apparently decided to try to wipe them out for good. James Cook had shown himself worthy of the great command that was given to him in 1768, although exploration was not the main object of the expedition. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legacy extends beyond his Wild West show. In 1959 the Soviets obtained the first images of the far side of the Moon, never previously visible to humans. Furthermore, while making the indigenous population look bad, the Europeans put themselves on a pedestal by transforming “mercenaries” into noble soldiers.

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The crucible appears to have been broken while in use, suggesting that it was likely used at the locality where it was found. That he eventually reached India is clear, for he relates strange things concerning Ceylon. "There is a large oceanic island lying in the Indian Sea," he tells us. "It has a length of nine hundred miles and it is of the like extent in breadth. There he set up a rude wooden cross on which he fastened a metal plate bearing the arms of France, a shield decorated with representations of the heads of lilies.

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Aerial Images (via the LUBIS-viewer, a web based information system for aerial photographs - swisstopo) U. Like that of the Aztec empire, the Inca empire was essentially a coalition of tribes. When we reconvene as a class, each spokesperson will share the group’s responses to this “bottom line” question. If so, then how does this discovery fit into history’s bigger picture? Livingstone in a remote town in Africa - reveals how Africa long remained the "Dark Continent" to the outside world.

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Leger’s survey verified the anomalous concentration of gold-in-sage (Smith’s GSN Symposium Presentation, 2015). Between 1492 and 1504, Columbus made four voyages to this area for Spain, and always believed that he had reached the East Indies by sailing west. Aboard the Navy’s oceanographic survey ship, the Knorr, Ballard and his team headed to the likely location of the Titanic’s resting place -- one thousand miles due east of Boston, Massachusetts. The Trieste consisted of a float chamber filled with gasoline for buoyancy, with a separate pressure sphere.

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Some are eccentric loners escaping group expectations; others are methodical bureaucrats serving governments. Palmer was a member of a sealing fleet from New England. In the 21st cent. increased interest in the resources of the Arctic Ocean, prompted by a decrease in permanent ice cover due to global warming, have led to disputes among the Arctic nations over territorial claims. It was Marco Polo’s book that was the most popular of all.

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James Cook - covers almost every conceivable aspect of Cook's life and work. Now men of the time refused to believe in the travels of Mendex Pinto. "He should be called Mendax Pinto," said one, "whose book is one continued chain of monstrous fiction which deserves no credit," while a hundred and fifty years later Congreve wrote— "Ferdinando Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, Thou liar of the first magnitude."

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The conquest of the Aztecs would have been impossible if not for the numerous allies and access to resources that the natives provided. I found figs and grapes, all manner of good herbs, berries and grain, melons of all kinds, fishes and birds. This was the first time a copy of this book with the map had been sold at auction since 1932. Synge "THE UNROLLING OF THE CLOUDS"—VI. Report of a survey of the oyster regions of St. Columbus was agonised lest he should perish and the news of his great discovery should never reach Spain.

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So he decided that from north to south, that is, from the land of Thule to the land of Punt (Somaliland), the habitable earth stretched for some three thousand eight hundred miles, while from east to west—that is, from the Pillars of Hercules (Straits of Gibraltar) to India—would be some ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA 51 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. In the first, in 1487-8, Bartolomeu Dias proves that there is a sea route round the southern tip of Africa.

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Part of the impetus to explore and settle the continent came from men like Richard Hakluyt and George Peckham who wrote long promotional pieces—advertisements they were sometimes called—urging the Queen and the rich to support English exploration and colonization. From Angra Pequena the two caravels of Dias sail due south. In February, Nordenskjld was put ashore with five others on Snow Hill Island to spend the winter.