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Other articles where Travel is discussed: cultural globalization: Travel: Since the mid-1960s, the cost of international flights has declined, and foreign travel has become a routine experience for millions of middle- and working-class people. Diplomats, businesspeople, and ordinary tourists can feel “at home” in any city, anywhere in the world.

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Geography & Travel Video Browse Britannica

(Just Now) Geography & Travel Video Portal: Planet Earth contains some extraordinarily diverse environments, some of which are easily habitable and some not so much. In different areas of Earth, one might find sweltering deserts, dense tropical rainforests, or bone-chilling tundras. Each biome and habitat comes with its own selection of flora and fauna, and it may include physical features such as

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Travel agency business Britannica

(6 days ago) Other articles where Travel agency is discussed: automation: Transportation: With these systems, ticket agents at widely dispersed locations can obtain information about the availability of seats on any flight in a matter of seconds. The reservation systems compare requests for space with the status of each flight, grant space when available, and automatically update the reservation status…

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Travel time Britannica

(4 days ago) Other articles where Travel time is discussed: mass transit: Service quality and quantity: …important service quality attribute is travel time from origin to destination. Several factors contribute to travel time. The first is the average speed of the vehicles, determined in part by their rate of acceleration and maximum speed but strongly influenced by the distance between stops and the

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Travel literature Britannica

(8 days ago) Other articles where Travel literature is discussed: nonfictional prose: Travel and epistolary literature: The literature of travel has declined in quality in the age when travel has become most common—the present. In this nonfictional prose form, the traveller himself has always counted for more than the places he visited, and in the past, he…

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Time travel Britannica

(4 days ago) Other articles where Time travel is discussed: science fiction: Time travel: A complement to travel through space is travel through time. A prototype of the time travel story is Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843). The story features the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, who is magically able to immerse the hapless Scrooge…

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tourism Definition, History, Types, Importance

(Just Now) Rail travel also made grand tour destinations more widely accessible, reinforcing existing tourism flows while contributing to tensions and clashes between classes and cultures among the tourists. By the late 19th century, steam navigation and railways were opening tourist destinations from Lapland to New Zealand , and the latter opened the

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Trivia Quizzes: Geography & Travel Britannica

(5 days ago) Take these quizzes at Encyclopedia Britannica to test your knowledge on a variety of fun and interesting topics including Animals, Art, Music, Pop Culture, Science, History and more!

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Gulliver’s Travels Summary, Characters, Main Points

(Just Now) Gulliver’s Travels, four-part satirical work by Anglo-Irish author Jonathan Swift, published anonymously in 1726. One of the keystones of English literature, it was a parody of the travel narrative, an adventure story, and a savage satire, mocking English customs and the politics of the day.

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space tourism Companies, History, & Facts Britannica

(6 days ago) Space tourism, recreational space travel, either on established government-owned vehicles such as the Russian Soyuz and the International Space Station (ISS) or on vehicles fielded by private companies. Space tourism has gained new prominence as more …

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the Green Book History, Facts, & African American Travel

(Just Now) The Green Book, travel guide published (1936–67) during the segregation era in the U.S. that identified businesses that would accept Black customers. Compiled by Victor Hugo Green, a Black postman, it helped make travel comfortable and safe for African Americans in the …

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bus vehicle Britannica

(9 days ago) bus, any of a class of large, self-propelled, wheeled vehicles that are designed to carry passengers, generally on a fixed route.They were developed at the beginning of the 20th century to compete with streetcars by providing greater route flexibility. The bus was a natural outgrowth of the horse-driven coach. Today buses are defined as vehicles that accommodate more than 10 passengers.

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Stagecoach vehicle Britannica

(6 days ago) Stagecoach, any public coach regularly travelling a fixed route between two or more stations (stages).Used in London at least by 1640, and about 20 years later in Paris, stagecoaches reached their greatest importance in England and the United States in the 19th century, where the new macadam roads made travel quicker and more comfortable. In the United States, coaches were the only means that

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Travelgate United States history Britannica

(3 days ago) Other articles where Travelgate is discussed: Hillary Clinton: First lady of the United States: …White House travel office (“Travelgate”) and her involvement in legal maneuvering by the White House during the Whitewater investigation. As the 1996 election approached, she was less visible and played a more traditional role as first lady.

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Caravan desert transport Britannica

(7 days ago) Caravan, a group of merchants, pilgrims, or travelers journeying together, usually for mutual protection in deserts or other hostile regions. In the deserts of Asia and northern Africa, the animal most commonly used in caravans was the camel, because of its catholic appetite, its ability to go

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10 Places to Visit in the Solar System Britannica

(Just Now) NASA. About 4 billion years ago, the inner solar system was being cleared of the remaining debris left over from its formation. During this period, which is called the Late Heavy Bombardment, a large asteroid like those that created the “seas” on the Moon crashed into the planet Mercury and formed the Caloris Basin, one of the largest such features in the solar system with a diameter of

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Ibn Battuta Biography, History, Travels, & Map Britannica

(8 days ago) Ibn Battuta, medieval Muslim traveler and author of one of the most famous travel books, the Rihlah. His great work describes the people, places, and cultures he encountered in his journeys along some 75,000 miles (120,000 km) across and beyond the Islamic world.

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Travelogue film Britannica

(3 days ago) Other articles where Travelogue is discussed: film: Travelogues and ethnographic films: One sort of film that has had continuous appeal, albeit for a specialized audience, has been the travel film. Much of the attraction of such films—from the crude pictures cranked out by Lumière cameramen in Japan, Africa, and the Arctic, to…

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transportation Definition & Facts Britannica

(3 days ago) Transportation, the movement of goods and persons from place to place and the various means by which such movement is accomplished. The growth of the ability—and the need—to transport large quantities of goods or numbers of people over long distances in comfort and …

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Demystified: Geography & Travel Britannica

(3 days ago) Read these stories at Encyclopedia Britannica to test your knowledge on a variety of fun and interesting topics including Animals, Art, Music, Pop Culture, Science, History and more!

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Lewis and Clark Expedition Summary, History, Members

(9 days ago) Travel journal (1804–05) of Joseph Whitehouse, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Newberry Library, Gift of Edward E. Ayer, 1911 (A Britannica Publishing Partner) Another primary objective involved diplomacy with Native Americans. The expedition held councils with Indians, in which the corps had military parades, handed out peace

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Marco Polo Biography, Accomplishments, Facts, Travels

(7 days ago) Marco Polo, Venetian merchant and adventurer who traveled from Europe to Asia in 1271–95, remaining in China for 17 of those years. His account of those travels, known in English as the Travels of Marco Polo, is a classic. The wealth of new geographic information recorded by Polo was widely used by European navigators.

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Aircraft and Air Travel Quiz Britannica

(6 days ago) Air has to travel further to get over the top and thus is more spread out. The "thicker" air below "pushes" up. Question: Airplanes can make clouds. Answer: Contrails are long, thin clouds sometimes observed behind an airplane flying in clear, cold, humid air. It is condensation of the water vapor produced by the combustion of fuel in the

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history of flight

(4 days ago) history of flight - history of flight - The first airlines: One of the earliest airline organizations, a British group called Air Transport and Travel, Ltd., acquired several Airco D.H.4a VIII single-engine planes (designed by Geoffrey De Havilland), powered by 350-horsepower Eagle V-type engines from Rolls-Royce Ltd., and modified them to include an enclosed cramped space in the fuselage with

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Paris Definition, Map, Population, Facts, & History

(8 days ago) Paris, city and capital of France, located along the Seine River, in the north-central part of the country. Paris is one of the world’s most important and attractive cities, famed for its gastronomy, haute couture, painting, literature, and intellectual community. Learn more about Paris in this article.

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wave Behavior, Definition, & Types Britannica

(7 days ago) wave, propagation of disturbances from place to place in a regular and organized way. Most familiar are surface waves that travel on water, but sound, light, and the motion of subatomic particles all exhibit wavelike properties. In the simplest waves, the disturbance oscillates periodically (see periodic motion) with a fixed frequency and wavelength.

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Wagon train North American history Britannica

(4 days ago) Wagon train, caravan of wagons organized by settlers in the United States for emigration to the West during the late 18th and most of the 19th centuries. Composed of up to 100 Conestoga wagons (q.v.; sometimes called prairie schooners), wagon trains soon became the prevailing mode of long-distance

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7 Accidents and Disasters in Spaceflight History Britannica

(Just Now) The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in July 1975 was a feat of both space travel and politics: it was the first joint U.S. and Soviet spaceflight and marked the end of the space race between the two countries. Bottle up all of the tension between these two superpowers, and there’s bound to be some mishap.

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How Does Wi-Fi Work

(2 days ago) The frequencies travel across the radio channels mentioned earlier and are received by the Wi-Fi router that your device is connected to. The router then converts the frequencies back into binary code and translates the code into the Internet traffic that you requested, and the router receives that data through a hardwired Internet cable.

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history of flight

(1 days ago) While the Douglas transports dramatically improved air travel within the United States and along European routes, airline entrepreneurs kept looking for a vehicle for transoceanic travel. Many in the 1930s still believed that huge gas-filled airships would be the key. Germany built diesel-powered hydrogen-filled airships, or dirigibles, such as the Hindenburg, which flew North Atlantic

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Have Gun-Will Travel American television program

(3 days ago) Other articles where Have Gun-Will Travel is discussed: Richard Boone: …in the classic television western Have Gun—Will Travel. Garbed in black and armed with a Colt .45 revolver, Paladin sells his services to those who are unable to protect themselves. The show was a huge hit, and Boone also directed a number of episodes.

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Hippo ancient port, Algeria Britannica

(8 days ago) Hippo, ancient port on the coast of North Africa, located near the modern town of Annaba (formerly Bône) in Algeria. Hippo was probably first settled by Carthaginians in the 4th century bce. It later became the home of Numidian rulers. Under Roman control it was first made a municipium (a community

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history of flight

(2 days ago) history of flight - history of flight - General aviation: Following World War I, a number of adventurous pilots began using airplanes for “utility aviation”—commercial photography, surveying, law enforcement, agricultural purposes such as seeding and crop dusting, and myriad other activities. In the United States, huge numbers of war-surplus engines and training aircraft, as well as

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Xuanzang Biography & Facts Britannica

(5 days ago) Xuanzang, Buddhist monk and Chinese pilgrim to India who translated the sacred scriptures of Buddhism from Sanskrit into Chinese and founded in China the Buddhist Consciousness Only school. His fame rests mainly on the volume and diversity of his translations of the …

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Banning South African law Britannica

(8 days ago) Banning, in South Africa, an administrative action by which publications, organizations, or assemblies could be outlawed and suppressed and individual persons could be placed under severe restrictions of their freedom of travel, association, and speech. Banning was an important tool in the South African government’s suppression of those opposed to its policy of apartheid.

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Francis Galton Biography, Travels, & Eugenics Britannica

(1 days ago) Galton wrote 9 books and some 200 papers. They dealt with many diverse subjects, including the use of fingerprints for personal identification, the correlational calculus (a branch of applied statistics)—in both of which Galton was a pioneer—twins, blood transfusions, criminality, the art of travel in undeveloped countries, and meteorology.

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5 Unforgettable Moments in the History of Spaceflight

(7 days ago) Photographer Michael Mills/Scaled Composites. On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne, designed and developed by an aerospace development company known as Scaled Composites of Mojave, California, which was founded in 1982 by American aircraft designer Burt Rutan (author of Britannica’s SpaceShipOne article), became the first private manned space vehicle to fly past the boundary of space.

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Dunhuang China Britannica

(1 days ago) Dunhuang, Wade-Giles romanization Tun-huang, city, western Gansu sheng (province), northwestern China.Situated in an oasis in the Gansu-Xinjiang desert region, it is at the far western limit of traditional Chinese settlement along the Silk Road across Central Asia.Dunhuang was the first trading town reached by foreign merchants entering Chinese-administered territory from the west.

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List of cities and towns in Australia Britannica

(8 days ago) Home Geography & Travel Physical Geography of Land. List of cities and towns in Australia. Print print Print Please select which sections you would like to print: Table Of Contents; Cite verifiedCite While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules, there may be some discrepancies. Please refer to the appropriate style manual or

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Cavite Philippines Britannica

(1 days ago) Cavite, city, southern Luzon, Philippines.Cavite occupies a peninsula on the southern shore of Manila Bay and is primarily a residential centre for commuters to Manila, which lies to the northeast.In 1872 the city was the site of the Cavite Mutiny, a brief and unsuccessful uprising of Filipino soldiers and workers against Spanish rule.In 1896–97 the city was an important base for Emilio

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Ferdinand Magellan Biography, Voyage, Map

(5 days ago) Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese navigator and explorer. From Spain he sailed around South America, discovering the Strait of Magellan, and across the Pacific. Though he was killed in the Philippines, one of his ships continued westward to Spain, accomplishing the first circumnavigation of Earth.

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The Travel Diary of a Philosopher work by Keyserling

(6 days ago) Other articles where The Travel Diary of a Philosopher is discussed: Hermann Alexander, Graf von Keyserling: …Das Reisetagebuch eines Philosophen (1919; The Travel Diary of a Philosopher). Keyserling’s approach to philosophy was essentially nonacademic, and his ideas, which centred on the theme of spiritual regeneration, were often platitudinous or obscure.

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Jamaica History, Population, Flag, Map, Capital, & Facts

(Just Now) Jamaica, island country of the West Indies. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, after Cuba and Hispaniola. Jamaica is about 146 miles (235 km) long and varies from 22 to 51 miles (35 to 82 km) wide. The national capital is Kingston. Learn more about Jamaica in this article.

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