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The voyages of Captain Cook

The voyages of Captain Cook

Over the course of three lengthy voyages, Captain James Cook explored more of the Earth’s surface than any other person…
Calculating longitude Dead reckoning

Calculating longitude Dead reckoning

Due to difficulties in calculating longitude, many of the great voyages of discovery owed as much to luck as to…
Charting the American West

Charting the American West

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to find a route across the central United States to the…
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