Owen Matthews recounts the empire-building efforts of ambitious if largely forgotten Russian explorer Nikolai Rezanov.
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The world became a little smaller when the China Clipper blazed an aerial pathway across the Pacific and inaugurated practical commercial air routes during a 60-hour flight.
Such intrepid 19th-century explorers as Joe Walker, John Wesley Powell, Benjamin Bonneville, Jedediah Smith and others explored much of the West, yet there remain corners for curious minds to explore.
Britain's Lake District is 900 square miles of hard, ancient mountains, surrounded on all sides by rich, level farmland. Immortalized by William Wordsworth, preserved by Beatrix Potter, Lakeland draws 14 million tourists a year.
The settlers of Jamestown, Virginia, left behind an England that was experiencing political and religious changes in 1607.
The MacMillan Arctic Expedition marked the first productive use of aircraft in Arctic exploration by Americans and brought Richard Byrd into the national limelight.
The 1930s National Air Races tested the mettle of a new breed of pilot and showcased the cutting edge of aircraft technology.
In 1869, John Wesley Powell defied the myth of the Colorado River's invincibility and led the first expedition to navigate through the Grand Canyon.
After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States feared that Alaska was vulnerable to invasion. To allay those fears, the government embarked on a monumental job of road building through some of the most remote and inaccessible terrain in North America.