David Angus

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Unfortunately, Spain would squander these riches in a series of fruitless religious wars that would wreck its power by 1650. The water was icy cold, but it was a case of life or death. Leaderless and short on men, the remaining sailors decided to burn the Concepción and return to Spain. A small island does not have the same ability to recover from such a disaster as a large island or continent might. He was able to get a glimpse of the Inca Empire and traded for some gold items.
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Jeff C Young

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This excerpt is taken from the diary of Watkin Tench, an officer in the First Fleet: It does not appear that these poor creatures have any fixed Habitation; sometimes sleeping in a Cavern of Rock, which they make as warm as a Oven by lighting a Fire in the middle of it, they will take up their abode here, for one Night perhaps, then in another the next Night. The maximum number of students we can accommodate at one time is 75, depending on the date.
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Identification of the material or content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or have access disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; 4. Although they did not cooperate, the Spanish and Portuguese stayed out of each other's way. The moon is our close cosmic neighbor, and humans have been exploring its surface ever since they first developed telescopes.
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Rhoda Blumberg

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The reason for this was that the film version of Pizarro had been so convinced that Atahualpa, in agreement with his Incan religious traditions, would be resurrected at dawn with the rising of his father, the sun. He found the King yet more resplendent than Vasco da Gama the year before. By turning the camera on herself, Cindy Sherman has built a name as one of the most respected photographers of the late twentieth century.
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Patricia Calvert

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His first taste of polar exploration came in 1818 aboard ISABELLA when, as a young midshipman, he joined his uncle, Sir John Ross, on an expedition to locate the Northwest Passage. Suddenly the dim outline of land was VASCO DA GAMA REACHES INDIA 137 The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. It is now the focus of the Winedale Historical Center, which is used for the study of Texas history. Charon remained the only known satellite of Pluto for nearly 30 years.
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Peter Lourie

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This displacement of farming families was exacerbated by the absorption of many family farms into large corporate operations. Entering Lancaster Sound, they sailed up Prince Regent's Inlet. It was Christmas Eve when they at last reached Bokhara, only to find that the merchants were so poor that there was no hope of any trade worth following, though the city was full of caravans from India and the Far East.
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Gene Barretta

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They were the first to sight certain galaxies visible in the night sky, now aptly known as the Magellanic Clouds. Most persons were illiterate and governed at best by a weak authority structure. The mention of coal is interesting. "Throughout the whole province of Cathay," says Marco, "are a kind of black stones cut from the mountains in veins, which burn like logs. Columbus' accidental discovery of the New World ushered in a massive European race to lay claim to the new land.
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Neil Morris

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One part he calls Europe, the other Asia, in which he includes Africa bounded by the river Nile. But Xenophon led his army on, making his notes of the country through which they were toiling, measuring distances by the day's march, and at last one day when the soldiers were climbing a steep mountain, a cry, growing louder and more joyous every moment, rent the air— "Thalassa! This is the simple entry in Franklin's journal. It delivers two solar arrays, and a docking module for future Shuttle dockings.
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Now the King was in great fear of the Christians, lest they should take vengeance upon him. Prices in Europe for these goods were high, and profits were good. 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. Time has a tendency to mold various events in mysterious ways.
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Ann Arnold

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The Persians in this way sought to terrify you with the gates of Cilicia, with the plains of Mesopotamia, with the Tigris and Euphrates, and yet this river you crossed by a ford and that by means of a bridge. Columbus’s tenacity, courage, and skill in navigation make him stand out among the few explorers who have changed substantially ideas about the world. The little party of 100 must have seemed very vulnerable. On December 19, 1898 Carsten Borchgrevink departed Hobart, Tasmania in the Southern Cross.
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