Columbus, his journeys and legacy, and other great explorers and explorations
Who was the first mountain climber to summit all fourteen of the world's 8,000-meter peaks without the use of supplemental oxygen?
Explorers and Explorations
From the Cape of Good Hope to the South Pole, a chart of notable explorers and their explorations.
Myths About Explorers
Did Columbus really discover America? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world?
Regional, country, and state maps
A guide to the world's highest peak: those who have climbed it, measured it, written about it, and died because of it.
The world's most famous—and fated—sailing vessels
Ten Famous Trains
The Orient Express, 20th Century Limited, and more
Disasters, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural obstacles
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