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History Unplugged Podcast

with Scott Rank

Travelers & Explorers, Epilogue – What is the Point of Exploration in the 21st Century?

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What is the purpose of a dangerous journey in the twenty-first century? What is the reason
to explore when so much of the globe has been surveyed, mapped, photographed, filmed, and
catalogued? What can be gained by undertaking dangerous expeditions when little or no new
information can be obtained and Google Earth gives instantaneous photos and video feeds?
July 13, 2021
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Scott Rank is the host of the History Unplugged Podcast and a PhD in history who specialized in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Before going down the academic route he worked as a journalist in Istanbul. He has written 12 history books on topics ranging from lost Bronze Age civilizations to the Age of Discovery. Some of his books include The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages and History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers.. Learn more about him by going to
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