Great Art Thefts (Treasure Hunters)

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It was he, not I, who lived in the blaze. I had fallen victim to the fallacy of the 'growing edge;' the belief that only the very frontier of scientific advance counted; that everything that had been left behind by that advance was faded and dead. Prince Henry "the Navigator" financially supported various voyages. Two of the ships sank early on and a third got no further than the coast of Spain before having to return home as it was fully laden with booty taken from other less well armed travellers - an interesting commentary on the times!
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Columbus's Chart (Stories of Great People (Hardcover))

Gerry Bailey

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Through time, many events of the colonization of the Americas have been romanticized to create a more exciting legend or simplified to make the complicated history easier to understand. Petroleum began to displace agriculture as the principal engine driving the economy of the state, and Texans' lives were even more drastically affected than they had been by railroads. He wrote that “few were wholeheartedly embracing the vision of the world implied by Christianity, many resisted passively, most failed to meet the minimal test required of a convert, and almost all mixed the colonial versions of the ancient beliefs with the Christian doctrine.” When dealing with the Hurons, Father Brebeuf constantly tried to get the “savages’ to turn from their sinful traditions and embrace Christianity.
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On the Trail of Lewis and Clark: A Journey up the Missouri

Peter Lourie

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In 1986, the Griffins formed a partnership with New Orleans geologist Daniel G. The first iceberg was seen a few days later, and land on 11th January. "It was a beautifully clear evening," says Ross, "and we had a most enchanting view of the two magnificent ranges of mountains whose lofty peaks, perfectly covered with eternal snow, rose to elevations of ten thousand feet above the level of the ocean."
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Marco Polo: Overland to China (In the Footsteps of

Alexander Zelenyj

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In 1619 he published Harmonices Mundi, in which he describes his "third law." When he was still a teenager, he got a job on a merchant ship. Human beings have been one of the most successful species on earth, adapting technology and culture for survival in new environments. Please check our Parkways Blog for detailed parks information or visit alert.seattle.gov for the latest information on power outages, road closures, and other news.
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Conquering Mount Everest (Discovery Education: Sensational

Robert Sheehan

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At the height of the Hussite crisis in the early 1400's, when the authorities ordered 200 manuscripts of heretical writings burned, people on both sides realized quite well the significance of that act. This map, which is found in one of the Cotton MSS. in the British Museum, is a geographical achievement remarkable in the age which produced it. Maps are presented in several formats; high resolution images are available. © 2010 - 2016 Created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University with funding from the U.
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John Smith (Jr. Wld. Expl.)(Oop) (Junior World Explorers)

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They climbed up the cables and severed them with their teeth to Sindbad's great alarm. The hunt for the Titanic was to continue; this time with Ballard. One of the more unique procedures, called “three-sister” farming, involved a high-yielding strain of bean that grew on the corn stalks while squash grew at the base of the plant to help retain moisture in the soil. April brought warmer weather, though the ground was still covered with snow, and much boat-building went on.
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HISTORY COMICS: Issue #9 - The Story of America's Paper

Steve Carol

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The first authenticated landing on Australian soil occurred in March 1606 when Willem Janszoon (a.k.a. Then, on October 12, 1492, as the exhausted sailors grew closer to mutiny, lookout Roderigo de Triana spied land from his perch atop the mast of the Pinta. Axel Ohlin, of Sweden, zo�logist, opened communication with Peary on August 1, and reached Falcon Bay August 20. This image was captured in 1976 by Viking 2, one of two probes sent to investigate the surface of Mars for the first time.
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The Missouri River (Lewis & Clark)

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Because the documentary record is so thin, the answer to these questions is wide open to interpretation. Gazing at Michelangelo's prophets in the Sistine Chapel, we are indeed in contact with ideas originally religious. Medical Backpacks are the only exception. Handpicked from the vast archives of the Natural History Museum in London, the illustrations and artworks contained in Voyages form a rare and beautiful collection, most of which has never been in the public eye. The little canoe shipped heavy seas; terrific bursts of thunder and vivid lightning broke over the lake, hiding everything from view.
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Theodore Roosevelt and the Exploration of the Amazon Basin

Richard Kozar

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This map represents the known world before Columbus' exploration. The author was Lecturer in Geography in the University of Oxford. “While many excellent works deal at length with special periods or topics of geographical discover, no single book covers the whole ground in a manner quite suited to the needs of the increasing number of students now reading honours courses in geography in the universities of this country”. Name the civilisation conquered by the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro. (2012 HL) 3.
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Davy Crockett (Buddy Book)

Christy Devillier

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. We met with some that seemed entirely deserted indeed it seems pretty evident that their Habitation, whether Caverns or Wigwams, are common to all, and Alternatively inhabited by different Tribes. Polynesians may have used the prevailing north easterly trade winds to reach New Zealand in about three weeks. Ward (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000).
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