Bright Ideas: The Age of Invention in America 1870-1910

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Special collections that relate primarily to Latin and South America were assembled by John Barrett, director of the Pan American Union, 1894 to 1920; the Panama Canal Zone Library-Museum; the Portuguese-Spanish Boundary Commission, described in Lawrence Martin and Walter W. It’s a two-mile trudge through forested, swampy ground to reach Point Rosee, a narrow, windswept peninsula stretching from southern Newfoundland into the Gulf of St. French habitants, or farmer-settlers, eked out an existence along the St.

My Mighty Hudson

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June 5, 1991 - Shuttle Columbia carries the Spacelab SLS-1 into orbit, to conduct investigations into the effects of weightlessness on humans. (STS-40) February 8, 1992 - Spacecraft Ulysses flies around Jupiter, on its way to the sun. Lundin Petroleum is committed to carry out its worldwide operations in a responsible manner. An outstanding and invaluable site for American history and general studies. Sailing north past Tampico they discover a large river which they name Rio Grande de Panuco.

Hernan Cortes (Fact Finders Biographies: Great Explorers)

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First to spend the winter in Antarctica, on King George Island in 1821, were 11 men from the wrecked British vessel Lord Mellville. Some hiked across the Isthmus of Panama, and by 1849, about 40,000 came to San Franciso by sea alone. Step in front of the infrared camera and see yourself in infrared light. Likewise, just as Europeans were captured by Amerindians, others sought to join their liberal communities and loosen the reins of the stringent European religions.

Zebulon Pike: Soldier and Explorer (Exploring the West

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Spanish conquest in the New World was driven by the three `G`s�gold, glory, and gospel. On January 12 he landed on Possession Island and claimed the land, which he called Victoria Land, for England. DoHistory was developed and maintained by the Film Study Center at Harvard University and is hosted and maintained by the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. Magellan landed with armed men, only to be met by thousands of defiant natives.

The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic

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This information is used to make predictions about future changes to the Antarctic glaciers and how this may impact the oceans and climates around the world. To coincide with a Smithsonian Institution exhibition marking the Norse millennium, the museum published Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, edited by William Fitzhugh and Elizabeth I. Each man was responsible for his own team; he fed them and made them fond of him. Then without his coat and umbrella, but in peace, Park travelled onward to the dangerous district which was so invested with robbers that the little party had to travel by night.

National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea (Readers Bios)

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This success led to an escalation of the American space program, which unsuccessfully attempted to launch a Vanguard satellite into orbit two months later. The promotion of profitable trade was yet another motive; he aimed to divert the Guinea trade in gold and ivory away from its routes across the Sahara to the Moors of Barbary (North Africa) and instead channel it via the sea route to Portugal. Initial production is in excess of 13,000 boepd.

Trapped In Ice!: An Amazing True Whaling Adventure

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Even Daniel finds Catholicism to be onerous, especially in its conflation of sin with sexuality, after he encounters an attractive female tribe member who later becomes his love interest. He also contrubuted to their deaths with new diseases and plagues that the Europeans had, but those weren’t the only reasons. K. - English Heritage The Aerofilms Collection (1919-53) (this was absorbed into the National Monuments Record and hence into English Heritage; it includes Britain from Above - which is also here ) United States.

Are We There Yet: The Europeans Meet the Americans

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Portrait of Macuina, chief of the Punta de Lángara. Finally, though this does not belittle the men of science, we must note that scientific curiosity is not the dominant motive behind the whole process. Captain James Stirling was its first Governor. War ships would have cannons on all decks whereas a merchant might have one gun deck and use the others for cargo. It is possible that it may join the other Staaten Land (of Schouten and Le Maire to the south of Terra del Fuego), but it is uncertain; it is a very fine country, and we hope it is part of the unknown south continent."

You Wouldn't Want to Travel with Captain Cook!: A Voyage

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The National Park Service is also preparing special events. The Soviet Union was also first to launch a man into space, when on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the earth on Vostok 1. In May of 1596, he set off once again, returning to Bear Island. A third mission to Mercury, scheduled to arrive in 2020, BepiColombo is to include two probes. In North America, Henry Hudson (1610) discovered the bay later named for him, thinking it was the great western ocean at the end of the Northwest Passage.

The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure (You

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Through a study of explorers and early investigations, today’s students gain historic, scientific, cultural and technical perspective. Lewis divided the Corps of Discovery when they left the mountains. Scott, Edward Wilson, Edgar Evans and Lawrence Oates reach the South Pole. In November 1801, with most of Baudin's, crew becoming ill, he sailed directly for Van Diemen's Land, entering d'Entrecasteaux Channel on January 13th 1802. Whether he was laughed at as a dreamer or a fool we know not.