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Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

Alan Graham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544151
eISBN:
9780226544328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The New World has been connected to and separated from distant lands by five land bridges that during the late Cretaceous and Cenozoic periodically served as barriers and pathways for migration: the ... More


The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery

Harry Kelsey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217780
eISBN:
9780300220865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217780.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Prior histories of the first Spanish mariners to circumnavigate the globe in the sixteenth century have focused on Ferdinand Magellan and the other illustrious leaders of these daring expeditions. ... More


Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Robert F. Rogers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833343
eISBN:
9780824870287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This revised edition of the standard history of Guam is intended for general readers and students of the history, politics, and government of the Pacific region. Its narrative spans more than 450 ... More


The Planet and the World

Eric Hayot

in On Literary Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199926695
eISBN:
9780199980499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses two significant events which are most literally relevant to world-making. These are, first, the series of cosmological and geographical revolutions leading from Ptolemy through ... More


Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Peter J. Westwick

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the decades since the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the quest to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. JPL spacecraft, including the ... More


Voyager Redux, Galileo, and Magellan

Peter J. Westwick

in Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows that despite the failure of the SSEC plan—the bloated Mars Observer, the deferral of Mariner Mark II—the decade of the 1980s closed on a generally upbeat note. The optimism of ... More


The Unknown Lem: Man From Mars, The Astronauts, The Magellan Nebula

Peter Swirski

in Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381205
eISBN:
9781781382141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381205.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Accompanied by first-time sample translations from Lem’s first three novels: Man From Mars, The Astronauts, and The Magellan Nebula, this chapter systematically surveys the contents, themes, and ... More


The Voyage of Magellan

Harry Kelsey

in The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217780
eISBN:
9780300220865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217780.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter details the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan, arguably the first man to circumnavigate the globe. In 1518, Magellan was appointed by Spain's King Charles to command a fleet of five ships for ... More


Aliens 1521–1638

Robert F. Rogers

in Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833343
eISBN:
9780824870287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the initial contact between the Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands. It begins with Magellan’s 1521 encounter with the islanders, which would set a ... More


Guam Center of the First Province

Robert F. Rogers

in Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833343
eISBN:
9780824870287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This introductory chapter presents a historical and geographical overview of Guam and its enduring significance in international affairs. Even in the twenty-first century, Americanized, modern, ... More


Welcome to Guam

Doloris Coulter Cogan

in We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam's Quest for Democracy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830892
eISBN:
9780824869212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830892.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter describes the geography, history, and culture of Guam. Guam is the southernmost and largest of the fifteen islands in the Marianas archipelago. With 209 square miles of landmass, Guam ... More


Sebastian Cabot & the Voyage for Spice

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter begins in December 1524 when Sebastian Cabot, Robert Thorne, and five Genoese merchants agreed to raise funds to finance a voyage—to send a fleet to the Moluccas. The group were keen to ... More


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