Vespucci’s colorful description of everything that he witnessed in the new world, starting from the beautiful places he explored, the strange race of people he encountered, to the animals and the favorable climatic conditions of the lands, inspired many to explore the new territories to obtain power, land, and riches. While the new world provided many with the opportunity to acquire wealth through trade, others saw this as a possibility to spread Christianity among the indigenous people. Yet, there were others, who aspired to build powerful empires on the new lands of
Reason number two is that he found a area for dutch travellers to settle. At first he started working for the dutch east india company and helping them explore. While he was working
Braving a new world, punishing barbaric people, spreading the influence of your king and gaining riches. These are just a few things that Juan De Onate writes in his letter published in For the Record, “Letter from New Mexico”. Juan is writing to a rich and powerful Lord in hopes that he will grant him help and protection that he needs badly. Everything in Juan letter is influenced by his knowledge that if he is going to succeed that he needs more money and help, and he uses his experiences and how strong his morality is to convince this Lord to give him more money.
The topographic landscape was imaginatively adapted by Altdorfer from a map of the lands around the Mediterranean and stretches as far as the Nile Valley (Phaidon 409). Behind the huge armies are the mountains of Asia Minor in the front of the Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus (www.wikipedia.org). In the background are Palestine, Sinai, the Red Sea, and Africa with the meandering Nile River heading for the Nile Delta in front of the gently bent horizon and the dramatic setting sun (www.wikipedia.org). In the heavens, the sun and the moon cast their light over the scene (Phaidon 409). While the all encompassing landscape may allude to the scale of Alexander’s victory, the diminutive figures lost in the immensity of nature also seem to point to
Since Geography is such an important part of a story it is used to shape and compose a general feel and mind set while reading the story. In the article “Geography Matters” Thomas C. Foster covers the importance and the influence that geography can have on a story. In one section he references the geography of “ Italy or Greece or Africa or Malaysia or Vietnam” and how when characters are sent “south, it’s so they can run amok”(Foster 179). Thomas’s words relay a bias about having characters go to those geological areas and so if those areas were to be used in a story it would shape the story to
Eaton presents both settings as hostile and daunting. The desert is depicted as being a dangerous prison from which escape is impossible as described as “Dry, thorny bushes formed a natural, almost impenetrable wall of spinifex.” (Pg.145) and Port Barren as described as “A hot, dusty, dry hole with flies.” (Pg.17) by Jamie. The reader is positioned to sympathize with Jamie’s predicament of being stuck in this unfriendly environment. Jamie’s relationship with the setting by the end as he is accepted by the locals and earns a sense of belonging. As a short extract from the story represents: “I meant to ask you, what do you reckon I am? Neither mate. You’re local.” (Pg.
Hernan Cortes, the Spanish Conquistador (1482-1547) wrote his letter in 1502 when he discovered “The great city of Temixtitlan” (Mexico) and Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) the Italian explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic ocean, wrote his letter in 1493 when exploring for five months through Juana (Cuba) and Hispaniola (Santo Domingo).
“In all his travels the Bishop had seen no country like this. From the flat red sea of sand rose great rock mesas... The sandy soil of the plain had a light sprinkling of junipers, and was splotched with masses of blooming rabbit brush,-- that oliver-coloured plant that grows in high waves like a tossing sea, at this season covered with a thatch of bloom, yellow as gorse, or orange like marigolds.” 94 Both women describe the land of desert with such vividness that one is not left with the idea of a barren, sandy soil but an environment that is rich with history as well as life. This life and history of the land are a part of the culture.
In 1511 I served as a soldier in an expedition of Cuba which was ordered by Diego Velazquez.I ignored his orders and decided to travel to Mexico instead,I brought 500 men and 11 ships with me in 1519.I first arrived in Cozumel, and began to explore the land for colonization.
The book revolves around the solution to the longtime problem of figuring longitude, especially at sea. Every Ship’s captain was utterly lost every time they sailed far enough to lose sight of the land. With no way to determine what their longitude was, they were literally wandering around until they bumped into something; hopefully their desired destination. The British Parliament enacted the Longitude Act which offered a pile of money, £20,000 to be exact, for a viable solution to the problem. People will do anything for money, especially this kind of money. The longitude Act brought some outright peculiar ideas for calculating longitude
Geographic differences include physical and human characteristics of a society. This includes where the civilization is located, and the specific features of each landscape. In “Of Cannibals”, “the situation of their country is along the sea-shore, enclosed on the other side towards the land, with great and high mountains, having about a hundred leagues in breadth between.” (Montaigne 3). Similarly, Utopia’s ideal society is also by the ocean but it is a crescent island, that is naturally protected by rocks that surround the island (More 49). While these locations may seem to offer similar advantages, More’s island is specifically different because the maze of rocks that surrounds it. The reasoning behind this is to have the entrance to the island be a secret between the citizens. The added protection is a geographic difference that originates from cultural order.
In Part One of the book he begins by relating the image of the Aranmor countryside as he walks through it for the first time. He states:
The attempts to visualize the world has been existed for a long time. From Ptolemy’s map to the Google Maps, we have experimented with, and improved the skill to track the physical features of the Earth that we live on, and human activities. Then, in modern society, it is required to study geography in many educational institutions. Why is it so important to study geography? There are few reasons why we should all learn geography. First of all, Technology alters relationships between places. As the technology developed through the years, many aspects of interrelationship changed. Communication is improving; you don’t have to wait for a month for your letter that is delivered by a train, you can call to a person all the way on the other side of the earth and speak right away. Also, transportation has advanced too. Before, people couldn’t even imagine going outside of country, but now it takes less than 12 hours go all the way across the Pacific Ocean. These kinds of rapid changes has brought some significant alterations in international relationship. To keep up with this hasty world, it is important for us to understand geography because geography studies not only physical features, but also human activities. Secondly, understanding places became more important than before. Due to the advancement of technology, the world became smaller than ever before; therefore, understanding different places has become a crucial value for future leaders. Compare to 50 years ago, our