A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the

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Lamont assumed that polar bears had evolved from brown bears, “who, finding their means of subsistence running short, and pressed by hunger, ventured on the ice and caught some seals. .. so there is no impossibility in supposing that the brown bears, who by my theory were the progenitors of the present white bears, were accidently driven over to Greenland and Spitzbergen by storms or currents.” The palest brown bears with the greatest amount of external fat, Lamont thought, would have had the best chance to survive and therefore, reproduce.

The Search for the Northwest Passage (Great Journeys)

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Take a personal look at the two space pioneers to whom the Discovery Center is dedicated: America's first astronaut, Alan Shepard, and NASA's Teacher-in-Space, Christa McAuliffe. Mount Sharp's peak is obscured from the rover's landing site by this highest visible point. Using remote sensing, variations in plant growth form a spectral outline of what was there centuries earlier. It crashed into the ocean somewhere between the Chilean coast and Easter Island.

Pioneers of the Air (History of Exploration)

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Jacques Cartier (First Voyage) - set sail from Saint-Malo on April 20th, 1534 and made landfall at Newfoundland on May 10th. Natives were to be treated with dignity and respect and conflicts were to be avoided at all times. Sea-mews larger than swans, with wings stretching six feet across, fled screaming round the ship. For clothing they used the skins of sea lions and elk, they made fishing lines and nets, and used the bow-and-arrow.

Who Was Sacagawea?

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Nansen rushed down, threw off some clothes, and sprang into the water after them. 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. Portugal sent out Vasco da Gama who found a trade route around the southern tip of Africa and to India. Nevertheless, for now at least the best available evidence supports the view of Quinn, Pope, and other sceptics that it is unlikely that Columbus or Cabot were significantly influenced by the residual legacy of Norse voyages.

Voyages Through Time: Escape From Earth

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Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to travel beyond the solar system. 1986: Soviet Union launches Mir space station; space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing all aboard. Neither can we pass over Marco's account of the wonderful stone bridge with its twenty-four arches of pure marble across the broad river, "the most magnificent object in the whole world," across which ten horsemen could ride abreast, or the Yellow River (Hoang-ho), "so large and broad that it cannot be crossed by a bridge, and flows on even to the ocean," or the wealth of mulberry trees throughout the land, on which lived the silkworms that have made China so famous for her silk.

Exploration in the World of the Middle Ages (Discovery &

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This triangle was then linked to Malacca by merchant ships travelling to Sri Lanka and the Bay of Bengal, thus making a huge semi-circle stretching from Japan and China to the Spice Islands and Java. The Spaniards "thought nothing of knifing Indians by tens and twenties and of cutting slices off them to test the sharpness of their blades." The Maoris had never seen a great ship before, and at first thought it was a very large bird, being struck by the size and beauty of its wings (sails).

Daring Journeys (On the Edge (Smart Apple Media))

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Maps, too, became more reliable as Portuguese map makers, called cartographers, incorporated information provided by travelers and explorers into their work. An agreement was negotiated with M M and S Mining requiring a down payment followed by a second, more substantial, cash payment in the fall of the year. On March 14 a start was made with three sledges and nine dogs each. Then they wrapped his body in a cylinder of bark wound round in a piece of old sailcloth, lashed it to a pole, and a little band of negroes, including Susi and Chuma, set out to carry their dead master to the coast.

Lewis and Clark (America, My Country American Heroes)

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Synge But the death of Alexander the Great and the confusion that followed set back the advance of geographical discovery in this direction for some time. Further details are included in the discussion of those projects later in the test. However, archaeological excavations at L'Anse aux Meadows near the northern tip of Newfoundland suggest Norsemen were the first Europeans to see Canada in the late 10th and early 11th centuries. The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature: and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history.

Columbus Day / Dia De La Raza (American Holidays /

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In two spacewalks the astronauts install new equipment including the Leonardo logistics module, built by the Italian Space Agency to move racks of experimental equipment to the ISS, docking to the station as the equipment is used & transferred, then carrying equipment back in the shuttle after use. The women carried their children to him to touch them, for they evidently thought that some supernatural being had come up from the sea. The CHNM History News Network is a weekly web-based magazine that features articles by various historians.

Kingfisher Knowledge: Pirates & Smugglers

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In 1976 OGDC announced the discovery of condensate gas field at Dhodak and discovered gas at Pirkoh in (1977).. Synge LIVINGSTONE, WITH HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, AT THE DISCOVERY OF LAKE NGAMI. Yet, clocks would not keep time at sea. A hero to some, a villain to others, Cook is depicted from different points of view: as an historic figure of the great stature to the British Royal Navy of the 18th Century and contemporary western culture, and as an exploiter of the Indigenous peoples he came across.