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Explorer Nobu Shirase became very popular in his home country of Japan after he returned from the Antarctic expedition where he managed to explore several territories of this frozen continent.
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.
Welsh Australian geologist Sir Edgeworth David is today remembered as one of the most influential explorers of Antarctica, who in 1908 led the first mission to reach South Magnetic Pole. Learn more about him here.
History of the early years of the exploration of North American continent tells the fascinating tale of the first African slave that was brought to the New World. Here you can learn more about his life and exploits.