Ferdinand Magellan: Portuguese Explorer

While in the service of Spain, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan led the first European voyage of discovery to circumnavigate the globe. “The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.” —Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal, [...]

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Santa Maria Ship: Christopher Columbus First Voyage

It's been missing for more than 500 years. But now there are reports that the Santa Maria ship, the largest ship among the trio that made Christopher Columbus' first expedition to North America, may be found. Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he thinks he has found the ship in waters off of Haiti's coast. "All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggest that this wreck is Columbus' [...]

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Norwegian Explorer: Fridtjof Nansen

Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861-May 13, 1930) was born at Store Frøen, near Oslo. His father, a prosperous lawyer, was a religious man with a clear conception of personal duty and moral principle; his mother was a strong-minded, athletic woman who introduced her children to outdoor life and encouraged them to develop physical skills. And Nansen's athletic prowess was to prove of the utmost importance to his [...]

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Charles Darwin and His Voyage Aboard H.M.S. Beagle

Charles Darwin’s five-year voyage in the early 1830s on H.M.S. Beagle has become legendary, as insights gained by the bright young scientist on his trip to exotic places greatly influenced his masterwork, the book On the Origin of Species. Charles Darwin didn’t actually formulate his theory of evolution while sailing around the world aboard the Royal Navy ship. But the exotic plants and animals he encountered challenged his thinking and led [...]

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