How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest
J Thoendell stashed this in Science
The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world’s continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn’t mean the globe was fully mapped, not by a long ways. In 2005, for example, a biologist at London’s Kew Gardens discovered a brand new rainforest. And he didn’t find it on our Earth. He found it on Google Earth.