Voyages that have been attempted to discover a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean
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Published by Printed from stone in the Quarter Masr. General"s Office, Horse Guards in [S.l.] .
Written in English


  • Voyages and travels.,
  • Northwest Passage,
  • Arctic regions.

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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled [i.e. written] by I. Wyld.
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 17251
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfiche (9 fr.).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19311361M
ISBN 100665172516

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  The Northwest Passage is a famed sea route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through a group of sparsely populated Canadian islands known as the Arctic Archipelago. J. Wyld's Voyages that have been attempted to discover a Northern Passage to the Pacific Ocean includes Cook's attempt in a summary list of efforts to find . Northwest Passage, water routes through the Arctic Archipelago, N Canada, and along the northern coast of Alaska between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Even though the explorers of the 16th cent. demonstrated that the American continents were a true barrier to a short route to East Asia, there still remained hope that a natural passage would.   The idea of a northern ocean passage dates back at least to the second century A.D. Ptolemy and the ancient Greeks believed that Earth had four habitable zones balanced by two uninhabitable frigid.

Voyages that have been attempted to discover a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean compiled [i.e. written] by I. Wyld () (Reprint) [Leatherbound] Wyld, . Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1 (of 2) This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. The object of the expedition was to attempt the discovery of a Northwest. B.C. - Greek; may have been first to abandon supernatural approach to thinking about the oceans Aristotle one of the first marine scientists; Meteorologica; speculated about why the oceans were salty and attempted to explain the ocean tides. MacKenzie was in search of the Northwest Passage and called the river Disappointment River because he thought he failed. The ice floes in the Artic have retreated My kind of book. Castner provides well-documented history of Alexander MacKenzie's expedition in from Slave Lake to the Artic Ocean along the Den Cho (MacKenzie) River/5(85).

Iberian pioneers. The first contact of European navigators with the western edge of the Pacific Ocean was made by the Portuguese expeditions of António de Abreu and Francisco Serrão, via the Lesser Sunda Islands, to the Maluku Islands, in , and with Jorge Álvares's expedition to southern China in , both ordered by Afonso de Albuquerque from Malacca. Chapter 16 Sect. 1 Voyage of Discovery study guide by beyounique includes 27 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. The search for the Northwest Passage. Cook’s third voyage was as ambitious in its objectives as the previous two voyages. He was instructed by the Admiralty to search for a passage from the North Pacific to the North Atlantic (commonly known as the ‘Northwest Passage’), in order to provide a shorter sea route for trade between Britain and the Pacific.   In Ferdinand Magellan discovered the channel linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, between the mainland tip of South America and Tierra del Fuego island. Named after him, the Strait of Magellan was an important sailing-ship route before the building of the Panama Canal in offered a significantly shorter Atlantic-Pacific passage.