By Jim Ollhoff
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1763 Cook charts the lands and waters of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador. 1767 Cook is promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Royal Navy. 1768, August Cook sets sail on his first voyage to see the transit of Venus and look for Terra Australis Incognita. 1771, June Cook and his men return to England after their first voyage. 1772, July 13 Cook sets sail on his second voyage to look for the legendary southern continent. 1775, July Cook returns from his second voyage. He is promoted to captain.
It was discovered by Vitus Bering in 1728. FERDINAND MAGELLAN A Portuguese explorer who, in 1519, sailed from Spain looking for a way to Asia. GPS (GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) A system of orbiting satellites that transmits information to GPS receivers on Earth. Using information from the satellites, receivers can calculate location, speed, and direction with great accuracy. GREAT BARRIER REEF A system of coral reefs on the northeast coast of Australia. LATITUDE Imaginary lines that are drawn east and west around the Earth in parallel circles.
As their empires grew, their interests overlapped and caused conflicts. When war broke out, battles were fought in many places around the world, on land and at sea. By the time the long, bloody war ended in 1763, about one million people had been killed. SONAR A method of finding something submerged in water. A sonar device sends out sound waves and measures the time it takes for the echoes to return. The word comes from the phrase: sound navigation ranging. SURVEYING To measure the size, shape, and position of a body of land and/or water, often in order to create a map of a particular area.
Captain Cook by Jim Ollhoff