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Geography & Travel. Planet Earth contains some extraordinarily diverse environments, some of which are easily habitable and some not so much. In different areas of Earth, one might find sweltering deserts, dense tropical rainforests, or bone-chilling tundras. Each biome and habitat comes with its own selection of flora and fauna, and it may

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travel Britannica

(9 days ago) Other articles where travel is discussed: cultural globalization: Travel: Since the mid-1960s, the cost of international flights has declined, and foreign travel has become a routine experience …

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Travel Definition & Meaning Britannica Dictionary

(4 days ago) a travel bag/mug [=a bag/mug that is designed to be used while you are traveling] [+] more examples [-] hide examples [+] Example sentences [-] Hide examples. 2 . travels [plural]: trips …

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travel literature Britannica

(8 days ago) The literature of travel has declined in quality in the age when travel has become most common—the present. In this nonfictional prose form, the traveller himself has always counted for more than the places he visited, and in the past, he…. …

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The Green Book History, Facts, & African American Travel

(Just Now) The difficulty, embarrassment, and fear that accompanied car travel for Black people became especially apparent to Green after he married a woman from Richmond, Virginia, to which the couple traveled from their home …

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Gulliver’s Travels Summary, Characters, Analysis, & Facts

(Just Now) Gulliver’s Travels, original title Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, four-part satirical work by Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift, published anonymously in 1726 as Travels into Several Remote Nations of the …

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

(9 days ago) Lewis and Clark Expedition, (1804–06), U.S. military expedition, led by Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Lieut. William Clark, to explore the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific …

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Around the World in Eighty Days Summary & Facts

(3 days ago) Around the World in Eighty Days, French Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, travel adventure novel by French author Jules Verne, published serially in 1872 in Le Temps and in …

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Silk Road Facts, History, & Map Britannica

(4 days ago) Silk Road, also called Silk Route, ancient trade route, linking China with the West, that carried goods and ideas between the two great civilizations of Rome and China. Silk went westward, …

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Transatlantic slave trade History & Facts Britannica

(8 days ago) transatlantic slave trade, segment of the global slave trade that transported between 10 million and 12 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas from the 16th to …

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Tourism Definition, History, Types, Importance, & Industry

(Just Now) tourism, the act and process of spending time away from home in pursuit of recreation, relaxation, and pleasure, while making use of the commercial provision of services. As such, tourism is a …

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Ibn Battuta Biography, History, Travels, & Map Britannica

(8 days ago) Ibn Battuta was a medieval Muslim traveler who wrote one of the world’s most famous travel logs, the Riḥlah. This work describes the people, places, and cultures he …

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Apache History, Culture, & Facts Britannica

(6 days ago) Apache, North American Indians who, under such leaders as Cochise, Mangas Coloradas, Geronimo, and Victorio, figured largely in the history of the Southwest during the …

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Marco Polo Biography, Accomplishments, Facts, Travels,

(7 days ago) Marco Polo, (born c. 1254, Venice [Italy]—died January 8, 1324, Venice), Venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia in 1271–95, remaining in China for 17 of those …

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Christopher Columbus Biography, Nationality, Voyages, Ships, …

(7 days ago) Christopher Columbus, Italian Cristoforo Colombo, Spanish Cristóbal Colón, (born between August 26 and October 31?, 1451, Genoa [Italy]—died May 20, 1506, Valladolid, Spain), …

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Caravel Definition, Significance, & Facts Britannica

(5 days ago) caravel, a light sailing ship of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries in Europe, much-used by the Spanish and Portuguese for long voyages. Apparently developed by the Portuguese for …

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7 Accidents and Disasters in Spaceflight History Britannica

(Just Now) The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in July 1975 was a feat of both space travel and politics: it was the first joint U.S. and Soviet spaceflight and marked the end of the space race between the two …

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Trail of Tears Facts, Map, & Significance Britannica

(7 days ago) Trail of Tears, in U.S. history, the forced relocation during the 1830s of Eastern Woodlands Indians of the Southeast region of the United States (including Cherokee, Creek, …

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Thomas Cook British businessman Britannica

(8 days ago) Thomas Cook, (born November 22, 1808, Melbourne, Derbyshire, England—died July 18, 1892, Leicester, Leicestershire), English innovator of the conducted tour and founder …

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