DK Readers: Astronaut: Living in Space

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Mason maintained that the Indians had no title to the land. Upon his arrival, Lt Cook declared the land he called New South Wales to be the property of Britain’s King George III, and ignored the inconvenient fact that the land was already well populated. All of us gathered round the colours—a beautiful silken flag; all hands took hold of it, and, planting it on the spot, we gave the vast plateau on which the Pole is situate the name of 'The King Haakon VII.' It was a vast plain, alike in all directions, mile after mile."
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Top to Bottom Down Under Top to Bottom Down Under

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He was the first European to reach the Saskatchewan River and the Canadian prairies, the first to leave a description of the grizzly bear and bison. The Spice Islands lay beyond—the Spice Islands with all their cloves and nutmegs and their countless riches must yet be won for Portugal. A prominent Washington patent lawyer, Lowery travelled throughout Europe collecting books and maps for his avocation, a scholarly study of the cartography of early Spanish settlement in the Western Hemisphere, which was edited by Philip Lee Phillips and published under the title The Lowery Collection: A Descriptive List of Maps of the Spanish Possessions within the Present Limits of the United States, 1502 1820 One of the great cartographic treasures of the Library, this explorer's chart of the northeast coast of North America from Cape Sable to Cape Cod was drawn by Samuel de Champlain in 1607. (Henry Harrisse Collection) For the student of nineteenth-century exploration of the American West, the division has particularly rich holdings.
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Juan Ponce de Leon: The Exploration of Florida and the

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By 1970-1971 the number had risen to 4,411, by 1980-81 to 6,481, and during the 1989-1990 summer season there were 8,340 scientists and support personnel working in Antarctica. Robinson and his little party had a difficult undertaking upon their hands. The amount of booty mattered little, as a violent storm off the coast of Sumatra disposed of several ships and a good deal of treasure. On one of those voyages, Miguel de Urdaneta (1565) discovered the Philippines-America route, which came to be known as “Urdaneta’s route”.
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North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the

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Angry, indeed, was the captain—so angry that he threatened to land the stowaway on a desert island. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. This was found to be a comparatively easy task, because the debris that had caused such chaos was light and not compacted. ... artefacts and wall paintings were damaged or irreparably destroyed. The last voyage reported in Icelandic historical documents (Sk�lholtsann�ll) was in 1347, when a ship returning from Markland to Greenland was blown off course and landed in Iceland with seventeen men on board.
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Matthew Henson (Raintree Stories Series)

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Similarly, Europeans still knew little about the vast interior spaces of Africa, Asia, North America, and parts of South America. Then he sent for the ships which had vanquished the fleet of Brittany the previous year; he also assembled some eighty merchant ships on the northern coast of Gaul, probably not very far from Calais. My professor believes they were mostly successful for what they did, and I do not, so these will help me out tremendously. Surely no more graphic summary of disaster has ever appeared than these words penned three hundred and fourteen years ago, which cry to us down the long, intervening ages of privation and suffering endured in the cause of science.
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The South Pole (Explorer Tales)

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As the Native Americans enslaved by the Spanish died by the thousands from overwork and disease, more Africans were captured and shipped to replace them. The natives reciprocated with gifts of parrots, cotton and other goods. For many years after Cartier's voyages, the disturbed state of Europe prevented further exploration of the seaboard of north-eastern America; and when exploration was resumed, it was by the English, who attempted to discover a "north-west passage" by way of Hudson strait and Hudson bay.
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Pedro Menendez de Aviles (Latinos in American History)

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An additional 162 maps from twenty-eight collections are found in the Library's Manuscript Division. About 1980 a young woman unearthed a carved stone head from a sand hill while walking on a beach north of Milton on the New South Wales south coast. After da Gama returned, King Manuel I commissioned a second journey to the Indian Ocean in 1500 by Pedro Alvares de Cabral. But discoveries in southeastern New Mexico will overshadow the San Juan Basin’s oil and natural gas possibilities.
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Log Cabin Home - Pbk (New Cover)

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Plantation agriculture and the use of slave labor continued in the Americas until the late 1800s. In 1876-1880 extensive studies of the geography of China were made by E. A second voyage in 1493 and 1494, searching fruitlessly for the court of Kublai Khan, further explored the islands of “the Indies.” Doubts seem to have arisen among the would-be colonists as to the identity of the islands since Columbus demanded that all take an oath that Cuba was the southeast promontory of Asia—the Golden Chersonese.
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Pioneers Go West (Landmark Books)

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We had twelve cars of freight for Canmore (?) and Silver City from Calgary. Then the chief stepped back "to confer with the old women--the real arbiters of savage war." These collaborative projects harness the most powerful Web 2.0 tools available including wikis, online social networks, digital storytelling, podcasts, social bookmarking, and more. The notes include article summaries compiled for Mills’ proposed dissertation, Navigation of the Colorado River and its effect on the development of the Arizona frontier.
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The Story of Flight: Panorama Pops

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Perhaps the most graphic of all explorations is that written by a native of West Australia, who accompanied an exploring party searching for an English lad named Smith, who had been starved to death. "Away, away, away, away; we reach the water of Djunjup; we shoot game. He took 60 hungry and ill soldiers to travel overland to find Monterey. There are two written records of the journey: the first was a journal kept by Italian passenger (he paid to go on the trip!) Antonio Pigafetta.
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