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How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest

How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long Lost Forest Cond Nast Traveler


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.

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I'm surprised there are still undiscovered forests. Makes me want to explore. 

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