Careers in oceanography—a changing world
He was informed to sail around the Arctic Ocean north of Russia, into the Pacific and to the Far East. Hudson could not continue his voyage as a result of ice that had plagued his earlier voyages, and plenty of others before him. Having heard rumors by way of Jamestown and John Smith, he and his crew decided to try to search out a Southwest Passage through North America. Juan Ponce de León was a Spanish conquistador hailing from Valladolid, Spain.
A moral panic involves an extreme response to a perceived threat, usually resulting in a suspension of community norms in hope of purifying the social body of the supply of moral pollution. But it is an oversimplification to construe this as a simple eruption of irrationality right into a neighborhood that’s in any other case rationally legislated and ably administered, for there are at … Read More
The Dutch first explored the (now) New York and Connecticut areas, and the English soon adopted. Puritan minister Thomas Hooker set off with a bunch of about one hundred folks from the Massachusetts Bay area and settled in what would turn out to be Hartford. As the Connecticut Colony advanced into a state, its residents themselves turned ready explorers.
They constructed boats and in 1645 sailed along the Sea of Okhotsk coast to the Ulya River and spent the next winter in the huts that had been constructed by Ivan Moskvitin six years earlier. In 1646 they returned to Yakutsk. Luis Váez de Torres, a Galician navigator working for the Spanish Crown, proved the existence of a passage south of New Guinea, now generally known as Torres Strait.
European History/Exploration and Discovery
Ptolemy’s bonds were hard to interrupt. World map by J.M. Contarini, 1506, depicting the expanding horizons becoming recognized … Read More