Why Human Exploration?
Our early ancestors migrated across plains and jumped from continent to continent. Our more recent relatives set forth on great voyages of exploration, by ship and by caravan. F...
Overview: Exploration and Discovery 2000 B.c. to A.d. 699
Lost far back in time are the names of the earliest explorers who roamed in search of game and edible plants across land they had n...
Overview: Exploration and Discovery 700-1449
Throughout the centuries human curiosity about the unknown has led individuals on adventures to the far reaches of the globe. Ancient exploration was large...
Overview of English Exploration
Until the mid-sixteenth century Spain and Portugal were the two main European seapowers; the English had little interest in overseas exploration. Yet, by the e...
Overview: Exploration and Discovery 1700-1799
Explorers throughout history have been driven by a desire for discovery that has incorporated a multitude of objectives both personal and natio...
Overview: Exploration and Discovery 1800-1899
One of the greatest thrills man can experience is the discovery of something that no one has ever seen. The exhilaration of traveling a wild unex...
Overview: Exploration and Discovery 1900-1949
One of the driving forces behind exploration and discovery is the overwhelming curiosity of certain men and women who are not content to sit at home with ...
Overview: Exploration and Discovery 1950-Present
The human motivation for exploration has always been clear: hope for national and individual profit or acclaim, the simple gratification of geographica...
The Heroic Tale
The Historians Remember
An Incomplete Knowledge of Geography
Additional Dangers of Sea Travel
The Objectives of the Explorers
What the Monarchs Wanted
The Scramble for Information
Throughout time great leaders in the world were born producing long lasting and strong empires. As you look through the years you find many great emperors ruling in their own style in some ways the r...