John C. Fremont: Courageous Pathfinder of the Wild West

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And God ... divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament.... They wear ornaments of stone, bone, and shells at their ears and about their necks, and the men generally wear long white feathers stuck upright in their hair. The Indians attacked the settlement, and they had to abandon it. It was the first of a long series of falls and rapids which continued for a distance of one hundred and fifty-five miles.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark: The Corps of Discovery

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With many different partners contributing to its design and construction, this high-flying laboratory has become a symbol of cooperation in space exploration, with former competitors now working together. Henry never went on any of his expeditions, but he was their heart and soul. Ceres apparently formed far enough from the sun under conditions cool enough for it to hang on to water molecules. The discovery of gold northwest of Discovery Hill initiated tremendous excitement and the addition of 80+ claims.

Ice Wreck (A Stepping Stone Book)

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He had reigned for many years, when Cyrus, his brother, a dashing young prince, attempted to seize the throne. From 1673 to 1674, the territories were once again briefly captured by the Dutch in the Third Anglo-Dutch War, only to be returned to England at the Treaty of Westminster. Learn more about voyages to the bottom of the sea, adventures in space, and travels across the globe, both historic and contemporary. Link to the Convent of R�bida in Spain (Colombus' expedition base), replicas of Colombus' three boats and the wooden cross he left in Baracoa, Cuba Born a wool merchant's son in Genoa, swam into Portugal in 1476 after his ship was sunk in battle.

Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic

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They were then about 100 feet below the surface of the top of one of the hills about two miles north of Silver City. The vast possibilities available through the Internet greatly strengthen this effort. Yet he was to do greater things than these, and to lose his life in the doing. They took samples back to Europe as well as to Africa and Asia. The first part of the way lay through beautiful country rich in cochineal and vanilla, with groves of CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO 156 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M.

Armstrong's Rock (Stories of Great People (Paperback))

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The Catholic Encyclopedia strives to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. As the scale of production increased, the scientists at Merck, Pfizer, Squibb and other companies faced new engineering challenges. On the 10th the first icebergs were met by the Vincennes, and on the 11th she was unable to proceed for the impassable barrier of bergs before her.

The Explorations of Lewis and Clark (Graphic History of the

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Portuguese expansion in the Indian Ocean, after Vasco da Gama’s first voyage, was remarkable. These are the opening lines of the published travels of Samuel Baker, famous as an elephant-hunter in Ceylon and engineer of the first railway laid down in Turkey. Along the way, Hudson traded with numerous native tribes and obtained different shells, beads and furs. The Permanent University Fund, which receives all revenue from oil, gas, sulfur and water royalties; increases in investments; rent payments on mineral leases; and sales of university lands, is one of the largest university endowments in the world.

In Their Own Words: Lewis and Clark (In Their Own Words

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In his report to King Charles I from Tiguex (near present-day Albuquerque), Coronado admits his dismay at learning the famed Cibola is just "villages of straw houses," but he describes the region near Tiguex as offering productive land for settlement. Arge (eds.), Viking and Norse in the North Atlantic: Select Papers from the Proceedings of the 14th Viking Congress (T�rshavn: F�roya Fr��skaparfelag, 2005), 182-191. Synge The law of the universe is progress and expansion, and this little old world was soon discovered to be larger than men thought.

Dutch Colonies in the Americas (European Colonies in the

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And here we must remind ourselves that the second crusade was over and the third had not yet taken place, that Jerusalem, the City of Peace, had been in the hands of the Mohammedans or Saracens till 1099, when it fell into the hands of the Crusaders. Here was a plate of gold as large as a coach wheel representing the sun, one in silver even larger, representing the moon; there were numbers of golden toys representing dogs, lions, tigers, apes, ducks, and wonderful plumes of green feathers.

Christopher Columbus (What Made Them Great Series)

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Juan Ponce de León was a Spanish conquistador hailing from Valladolid, Spain. There is an introduction to The Life of Elizabeth I by Britannia.com, The Works of Elizabeth I, Essays and Articles, an Image gallery, Additional Sources and Elizabeth I in the Bookstore. Born in Genoa, Italy, around 1451, Columbus learned the art of navigation on voyages in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Müller won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1948.

Stories of the Pilgrims

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Ross and his ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE 264 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. However, even as North American civilizations grew in population, sophistication, and power, they did not compare to the complex societies of the Aztecs and Incas in Central and South America. Today, this is known as the Strait of Magellan. Antarctica's frigid nature was revealed by the second voyage (1772–75) of the English explorer Capt.