Jacques Cousteau was a man of all trades. He was a photographer, inventor of diving devices, undersea explorer, soldier, writer, oceanographer, and documentary host (“Jacques Cousteau biography,” n.d.). He developed the first ever trademarked SCUBA device titled the Aqua-Lung (“Invention; the Aqua lung,” n.d.). SCUBA is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Cousteau made his grand entrance June 11, 1910, in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France. Cousteau was a sickly child, who the doctors told not to participate in any strenuous activity. He learned to swim at age 4 and soon developed a love for the sea as well as developing a mechanical aptitude (“Jacques Cousteau biography - life,” n.d.).
Le Chambon Why didn’t more places contribute to saving the Jews like the small village of Le Chambon did? Heroic is an understatement considering that they saved about the same number of Jews as the number of their population. Le Chambon is a very small village; however, the village saved many
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” a cry to the world to send the people most in need of liberty, the wretched, and the homeless to America. This quote comes from the 1883 sonnet, New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus and is engraved on a plaque affixed to America’s most famous symbol and landmark, the Statue of Liberty. While American Literature predates Lazarus by a few centuries, her sonnet along with Thomas Jefferson’s contribution in 1776 in the Declaration of Independence help define what makes certain literature American. Clearly expressing the beliefs of the colonist, Thomas Jefferson, an immigrant, penned to the world the purpose of what America stood for, the preservation of individual God-given
“The Book Thief” presented a story filled with various themes that comprised a powerful plot line. Although there were many themes in the story, there was one that stood out to me more than others. In the process of reading the book, the theme of suffering affected me the most. The definition of the word suffer is to experience or be subjected to something bad or unpleasant. Different characters within the story are subjected to dreadful feelings and are therefore suffering. Through my analyzation, I observed the three different types of suffering that the characters experienced: guilt, feelings of emptiness, and anxiety. The characters of “The Book Thief” experience these three types of suffering in different ways.
Ahoy land! Giovanni Cabot (John Cabot) was Genoese explorer and navigator who explorered the land of eastern coast of Canada in C.1497 under the patent and permission of King Henry VII. Giovanni was born in the C.1450 and died in C.1500.Cabot was an early merchant with no sailing experience but interest in sailing. In 1484 John got married to a girl named Matteau having 3 children. After much years of being a merchant he finally became a Venetian citizen being born in Genoa, Italy giving him full permission to trade with other countries. According to the text it says,“In 1476, Cabot officially became a Venetian citizen and began conducting trade in the eastern Mediterranean”. This shows how that John received Venetian citenzship allowing him to trade. After many years in 1888 Cabot moved to Spain due
Rene Caisse (pronounced "reen case") was a Canadian nurse that discovered a natural herbal formula, but did not take any money for her discovery. The herb she promoted is called Essiac. which is her last name backwards. She made a tea from the Essiac. Essiac is made of four main herbs that grow in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada. The original formula is believed to have its roots from the native Canadian Ojibway Indians.
A typical day for Garet Christianson begins long before most college students are even awake. Garet has injury prevention exercises that begin at 6:45 a.m. He then has practice at 8 a.m., with a film session following that ends at approximately 11:30 a.m. Next, Garet has to hurriedly eat lunch
John Cabot is born in italy and raised in venice. Once a son of a spice merchant,of Giulio Caboto.He learned how to sail and navigate while Working with Italian Merchants. Between the years of 1497-1499 John became a popular Explorer, setting out two voyages both under the english flag.
Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia's founder, got his start as a climber in 1953 an he was a 14-year-old member of the Southern California Falconry Club, which trained hawks and falcons for hunting. Don Prentice an adult leader taught the boys how to rappel down the cliffs to the falcon aeries, Yvon and his friends became so fond of the sport they started hopping freight trains to the west end of the San Fernando Valley, to the sandstone cliffs of Stoney Point. Eventually they learned to climb up as well as rappel down the
Toussaint L’ouverture was a slave, who was born and raised on a plantation. As a child, he was thought how to read and right. In 1770, Toussaint was a free man, but during that time, many people in Haiti were enslaved and weren’t granted equality. Toussaint and his
It had all been a dream, that conversation Percival had with a little girl. He’d had the same dream every night for six months, ever since he and Gwaine found out that finally, after three years of waiting, they would be fathers. Percival had pictured his little girl so clearly
Jacques Cartier was born in December 31, 1491, Saint-Malo, France. He repeated to explore the Americas, mainly brazil. In 1534 King Francis I sent Cartier on a voyage to explore the eastern coast of North America. Later they called North America the “northern lands”. He was told to look of gold, riches, spices, and a new way to Asia. He set sail on April 20, 1534. He took 2 ships and 60 men. He explored the west coast of Newfoundland and found Prince Edward Island.
Many people have dreamed of climbing the tallest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. However one must possess certain physical and mental attributes to accomplish this giant feat. “Courage is not having the strength to go on: it's going on when you don't have the strength.” Ed Viesturs knows first-hand what
The Battle of Verdun (Bataille de Verdun, IPA: [bataj də vɛʁdœ̃], Schlacht um Verdun, IPA: [ʃlaxt ˀʊm ˈvɛɐdœŋ]), fought from 21 February to 18 December 1916, was the largest and longest battle of the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies. The battle took
Henri Becquerel was a Physicist, while doing some research, he found radioactivity. Henri was born in Paris in 1853, he was born into a family of scientists. Alexander Becquerel, Aurelie Quenard, and Antoine Céasar were his family. His father and grandfather were scientists as well. His father was an expert