Also, on page 220 it talks about Booth not Feeling empowered to send a warning or any other command directly to Turner. If he had done this it might have saved the lives lost on the Lusitania. There were other things wrong, like the contradicting messages that the Lusitania received, but the ship decided to go onward. Turner had another problem, by opening himself up to the U boats by circling out in the sea, while waiting for high tide so he could cross into the Mersey Bar. On page 242, when people started exclaiming “torpedo,” it also talks about Turner not having enough time and enough knowledge about avoiding torpedoes, it might 've saved the whole ship and maybe could 've avoided the torpedo entirely.
The 9 barrels that were found empty, could have leaked. Those 9 were more flammable than the rest of the barrel. When they found out that those barrels were leaking, Briggs thought it was too dangerous to stay on board, so he ordered the crew to go into the lifeboats. The plan was to wait behind the Mary Celeste, the boat connected to the Mary Celeste with ropes, but the ropes snapped and the crew went into the open sea. Eventually, the cargo of the ship didn’t explode and the Mary Celeste remained intact.
The Peter’s projection has very precise land mass proportion in comparison to the Mercator projection. Even though the Peter’s projection may be pretty accurate, since the world is a sphere there can never be non-distorted unbiased map. Another reason why maps are biased is because of the data it is focusing on. Maps can never show every aspect of the world such as education, political, religion, physical, GDP etc… in one map. Because of this maps will always have a topic that it is biased towards which causes it to be
This law of planetary motion describes how the planets move. The law states that not only is the solar system sun-centered (proving a heliocentric theory earlier proposed by other astronomers and scientists), but also states that all planets involved in this system move in an elliptical pattern, and not in a perfect circle. This was a huge topic for a while. Not many people took the chance to argue with the theory, most likely because the law was inspired using some of Brahe’s accurate studies of how the planets orbit the sun. According to traditional Greek belief, the circle is seen as a symbol of divine perfection.
This is significant because the telescope gives us the ability to see what we thought we could never see. Without the invention of the universal astrolabe, there would have been no telescope and that would have had a high impact on our knowledge about the universe. Another invention which influenced the European technologies was the universal horary quadrant. Islamic astronomers invented this instrument to determine the hour, it was very important in the Medieval Times to calculate the time using the altitude of the sun. It influenced the Europeans to extend the Islamic ideas into more developed ideas.
Overall, Mr. Wolf was pretty close to knowing how the moon phases happen. Moon Phases Explanation-Mrs. Challe Mrs. Challe explained the moon phases mostly wrong. She started off by saying that the sun’s shadow blocks the moon. Which is wrong because the sun’s light reflects off of the moon’s surface, making it visible to us. When Mrs. Challe was asked where a full moon happens, she held it up in the right spot.
To begin, the lines of where a road was to be placed was marked with a line called a rigor, which was then observed and corrected by a surveyor until it was “in line”. With the formation of the grid system of roads, a tool called a groma was used to measure right angles. This tool also aided in measuring out the straightness of roads, although straightness was not a primary concern to the Romans. In terms of defense, straight roads were not advantageous due to the ability for enemies to anticipate movements. In any case, due the hilly and often mountainous terrain throughout the Roman Empire, it was impossible to always make roads straight or perfectly aligned anyway.
The discovery also helped prove that the Mayan Calendar does not predict that the world will end with apocalypses. @So many calendars with controversies within them. some calendars that were made up without enough information and some said to have the right information or being corrected. After all, the moon cycles do not lie, for it is just a matter of fact of having the right calculations.
We 've all heard myths about compasses in the Bermuda Triangle spinning wildly out of control. Legend has held that the Bermuda Triangle is one of only two places on the planet where a compass points true north, as opposed to the magnetic north. Now, navigators know that a compass must be attuned to compensate for the deviation depending on the location on the globe. While the Bermuda Triangle was once, during the 19th century, a place where a compass pointed true north with no variation, the Earth 's magnetic field is constantly changing, and along with it, compass variations. These days, the Bermuda Triangle does not sit in any kind of strange magnetic area, and pilots and sailors know well to adjust their compasses to compensate for the variation, called declination, between magnetic north and true north.
And Loewen further states how textbooks minimize other expeditions and how those explores are no where near praised as much as Columbus. Rather textbooks, seem to act as if expeditions began in the 1400’s in Europe but they didn’t. As Loewen states, “Most textbooks make no use of primary sources. A few incorporate brief extracts that have been carefully selected or edited to reveal nothing unseemly of the Great Navigator.” (p.63).
Columbus died not knowing he later found America after he discovered the Caribbean. Magellan later made a route around the world all the way to Africa with the help of a map (dock D). The priests of the churches became mad because they claimed that God made the World flat but was wrong, as well as thinking that the heavens were above the clouds. They were later wrong. The Explorers are still known for “exploring” and “finding” America and the caribbeans.
According to document 6, Galileo was an inventor. Even if he didn’t invent the first ever telescope, he invented a very updated version of it. When looking through his invention, he saw that the moon wasn’t smooth and has sunspots which supportted and extened the heliocentric
Operation Stormfury was an experimental program on research of modified hurricanes. The project was meant to reduce the damage caused by hurricanes by reducing their wind speed. Critics have concluded that the original results of the operation could not be trusted, because no positive differentiation had been made between modified and natural hurricanes. Project Stormfury was an ambitious experimental program of research on hurricane modification carried out between 1962 and 1983. It involved creating artificial convection just outside the eye of the storm with silver iodide seeding.