Expeditions & Discoveries
epub |eng | | Author:Jeffrey Kluger

TEN December 21, 1968 Technically, Gene Kranz did not need to be present at Mission Control in Houston on the day Apollo 8 launched. The official manning list—the roster of ...
( Category: Astronautics & Space Flight May 24,2017 )
epub |eng | 2016-08-06 | Author:Harry Kelsey

FIVE Following the Leader Once the return route was established by Father Urdaneta, it was no longer necessary for mariners and explorers to risk the treacherous seas and storms of ...
( Category: Spain & Portugal August 7,2016 )
epub |eng | 2006-06-26 | Author:Kate Teltscher

The last week was occupied by endless leave-takings. A constant stream of monks came to Bogle’s apartment to wish him well ‘with Pots of Tea, little Presents, kind Looks, and ...
( Category: Expeditions & Discoveries June 27,2016 )
epub |eng | 2016-06-12 | Author:Brenda Ralph Lewis [Lewis, Brenda Ralph]

His chief rivals for the papal succession were Cardinal Ascanio Sforza of Milan and Cardinal Giuliani della Rovere, the latter being bankrolled to the tune of 200,000 gold ducats by ...
( Category: Expeditions & Discoveries June 14,2016 )
azw3 |eng | 2016-04-11 | Author:Duncan Clark

eBay Comes to China In the fall of 2001, eBay CEO Meg Whitman made a trip to Shanghai to meet Bo. In March 2002, EachNet once again surprised the market ...
( Category: General April 25,2016 )
epub |eng | 2015-01-15 | Author:Thomas E. Woods Jr. [Woods, Thomas E. Jr.]

The development of the teaching on usury has been so dramatic over the centuries that it inevitably prompts the question: has the Magisterium taught error anywhere along the line? The ...
( Category: Religion, Politics & State April 3,2016 )
epub |eng | 2009-03-24 | Author:Owen Gingerich

Herein was fulfilled one of the most touching of prophecies. Years before, the opponents of Copernicus had said to him, "If your doctrines were true, Venus would show phases like ...
( Category: Cosmology March 25,2016 )
epub |eng | 2008-09-30 | Author:Tim Jeal [Jeal, Tim]

King Leopold II of Belgium Stanley first met the king in Brussels on 10 June 1878, having been brought from the railway station in central Brussels to his palace at ...
( Category: Journalists March 13,2016 )
epub |eng | 2016-03-08 | Author:Robert Kurson [Kurson, Robert]

Mattera had one more appointment to keep. In ways, he looked forward to this one most of all. Carl Fismer had a reputation for being a maestro in a business ...
( Category: Expeditions & Discoveries March 9,2016 )
epub, azw3 |eng | 2013-03-13 | Author:Brian Lavery

Food was a matter of considerable concern for the 110 passengers and crew. At first they were served out a week’s rations “of meal or of bread” all at once, ...
( Category: History February 10,2016 )
mobi |eng | 2012-02-22 | Author:Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe & Restall, Matthew [Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe]

To pass as a conquistador, Catalina de Erauso had to act out the conquistador stereotype to a degree that parodied it; the conquistador par excellence. Trouble finds Erauso wherever she ...
( Category: Expeditions & Discoveries January 6,2016 )
epub |eng | 2010-11-12 | Author:Synge, M. B. [Synge, M. B.]

CHAPTER XXXVII Hudson Finds His Bay HENRY HUDSON was another victim to perish in the hopeless search for a passage to China by the north. John Davis had been dead ...
( Category: Exploration & Discovery December 29,2015 )
epub |eng | 2015-06-02 | Author:Fredrik Sjoberg [Sjoberg, Fredrik]

Klyuchevskaya rages upward towards the sky. It’s as if she knows herself to be the world’s greatest volcano and therefore longs to reach still higher; as if she were furious ...
( Category: Insects & Spiders December 20,2015 )
epub |eng | 2011-12-01 | Author:Julie Summers [Summers, Julie]

A selection of bills from Sandy’s collection showing equipment he purchased for the expedition When I read the reference to camp equipment I really began to get a feeling for ...
( Category: History of Sports December 14,2015 )
epub |eng | 2015-04-26 | Author:Henry I. Shaw [Shaw, Henry I.]

More than 200 Japanese soldiers alone were killed in a frenzied attack in the sandspit where the Tenaru River flows into Ironbottom Sound (Sealark Channel). On the 9th, Whaling’s force, ...
( Category: World War II October 13,2015 )