20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, tells the story of of the enigmatic Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus. During the voyage, the characters explore the South Pacific, journey to Antarctica and fight a sea...

Candide

Written in 1759 by French author and philosopher Voltaire, Candide is a meandering satirical tale that crosses the world of geography as well as ideas. <iframe src=”http://geocommons.com/maps/115561/embed\” width=”100%”...

Adventures of Friar Odoric

Friar Odoric was a 14th century traveler. Born in Italy between 1265 and 1285, he left on his voyage to the Far East from Venice between 1315 and 1318 about 20 years after Marco Polo returned from his Far East journey. <iframe width=”670px”...

Voyage of the Beagle

Voyage of the Beagle, refers to the second survey expedition of the HMS Beagle. Charles Darwin penned this book detailing his explorations during the five-year voyage. <iframe width=”400″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″...