Geography is an ancient impulse, and the techniques people have used to accomplish it have been refined continuously over the centuries. The challenge has spurred brilliantly creative solutions and techniques, which were put to work on behalf of the search for knowledge, for empire, for riches. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
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