Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn October 6, 2007, British adventurer Jason Lewis crossed the prime meridian in Greenwich, England, completing the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. Human-powered navigation does not rely on the use of devices such as motors or sails.Some of the methods used by Lewis to traverse the globe included hiking, biking, roller blading, kayaking, and pedaling a paddleboat called Moksha. It took Lewis about 13 years to complete the journey.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry circumnavigation Noun
a journey entirely around something—an island, continent, or the entire Earth.
tool or piece of machinery.
person who studies unknown areas.
to walk a long distance.
voyage or trip.
small canoe made watertight around the waist of the occupant and moved in the water with a single paddle.
engine used to create motion.
boat propelled by a motorized or pedal-driven wheel.
to use a device's foot-powered lever, such as in a car or a piano.
prime meridian Noun
imaginary line around the Earth running north-south, 0 degrees longitude.
Encyclopedic Entry: prime meridian rely Verb
to depend on.
aquatic vessel that uses wind to maneuver and move.
underground railway; a popular form of public transportation in large urban areas.
sustainable development Noun
human construction, growth, and consumption that can be maintained with minimal damage to the natural environment.
to cross or move through a landscape.