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Or if the natives had not been decimated by disease at precisely the moment of the Pilgrims’ arrival? This map represents the known world before Columbus' exploration. What made Bissell something of a visionary was that he would try to extract the rock oil from the ground by drilling, using the same techniques as had been used in salt wells. The small quantity of gold dust created a sensation among the Portuguese explorers, and the spirit of adventure grew. Ideally the learner should be able to experiment with different approaches without fear of criticism.

Pages: 288

Publisher: Children's Press (CT) (March 2001)

ISBN: 0516216937

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