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The discovery of a New World by Christopher Columbus kick-started one the greatest age of exploration that Earth has ever seen. For over 3 centuries, explorers from around the world explored these vast continents, in search for undiscovered fertile lands, vast resources and better trade routes.
Best-known exploits of this famous English explorer happened during his numerous journeys in the Pacific. He discovered Hawaii islands, explored western coast of America and mapped the parts of Northwest Passage between Alaska and Arctic.
Joseph Banks is remembered in the history of World and England as one of the most influential botanists and scientific patrons of his time. During his long life he was invested in both personal exploration efforts and managing several notable scientific institutions.
George Vancouver was famous British Navy officer and navigator who is today best remembered by the Canadian city of Vancouver which carries his name. Here you can read more about his life, exploratory missions and other achievements.