AGE OF EXPLORATION...

By: Derek Kang

HOW DID THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION INFLUENCE SEA VOYAGES?...

The Scientific revolution challenged and changed the way people thought about the world.

Technological improvements lead to exploration and fostered the growth of a new economy.

In the early 1600's Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes published a novel called "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (Mr. Quixote of Mancha, Central Spain). It tells the story of an aging man stuck in the myths of the past. This humorous tale is a reflection of the changing world of the Age of Exploration, a time when people were leaving the legends of old for a reality based in science.
Strauss, Don Quixote
New Hong Kong Symphony
From Magic to Science
Until well into the 1500s, many average Europeans saw little difference between science and magic. This is despite the efforts of people like Leonardo Da Vinci.
For example...
Alchemy
Alchemists used spells and magic formulas to try to change any one substance into gold.

WHAT DID FERDINAND MAGELLAN DO FOR THE AGE OF EXPLORATION?...

In search of fame and fortune, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480-1521) set out from Spain in 1519 with a fleet of five ships to discover a western sea route to the Spice Islands. En route he discovered what is now known as the Strait of Magellan and became the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean. The voyage was long and dangerous, and only one ship returned home three years later. Although it was laden with valuable spices from the East, only 18 of the fleet’s original crew of 270 returned with the ship. Magellan himself was killed in battle on the voyage, but his ambitious expedition proved that the globe could be circled by sea and that the world was much larger than had previously been imagined.

CONCLUSION

EXTRA STUFF ABOUT EXPLORATION

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Hopefully you have learned something from my flyer and see you next time...

By: 7R20 Student, Derek Kang