Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol.1

Jules VERNE (1828 - 1905)

The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated travels and travellers" tells the story of geographical discovery in the same well written and precise manner we are used to finding in Verne’s fiction books. This book is divided into 3 volumes. This is the first volume, named the "Exploration of the World" and it covers the period in the World's history of exploration from B.C. 505 to the close of the 17th century. The second and third volumes are respectively entitled "The great navigators of the 18th century" and "The great navigators of the 19th century".

Coordinated by Kristine Bekere and Kajo.

Genre(s): Exploration

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface. First Part, Chapter I, part 1. Celebrated travellers before the Christian era. William Tomcho
00:20:04
Play 02 First Part, Chapter I, part 2. Celebrated travellers before the Christian era. William Tomcho
00:13:29
Play 03 First Part, Chapter II. Celebrated travellers from the 1st to the 9th century. William Tomcho
00:27:46
Play 04 First Part, Chapter III, part 1. Celebrated travellers between the 10th and 13th centuries. ToddHW
00:18:10
Play 05 First Part, Chapter III, part 2. Celebrated travellers between the 10th and 13th centuries. ToddHW
00:18:56
Play 06 First Part, Chapter IV, part 1. Marco Polo. April Gonzales
00:08:22
Play 07 First Part, Chapter IV, part 2. Marco Polo. Carol
00:39:45
Play 08 First Part, Chapter IV, part 3. Marco Polo. Carol
00:24:58
Play 09 First Part, Chapter IV, part 4. Marco Polo. Carol
00:28:55
Play 10 First Part, Chapter V. Ibn Batuta. William Tomcho
00:17:36
Play 11 First Part, Chapter VI, part 1. Jean de Béthencourt. William Tomcho
00:18:24
Play 12 First Part, Chapter VI, part 2. Jean de Béthencourt. William Tomcho
00:21:26
Play 13 First Part, Chapter VII, part 1. Christopher Columbus. William Tomcho
00:33:31
Play 14 First Part, Chapter VII, part 2a. Christopher Columbus – First voyage. William Tomcho
00:23:26
Play 15 First Part, Chapter VII, part 2b. Christopher Columbus – First voyage. William Tomcho
00:20:59
Play 16 First Part, Chapter VII, part 3. Christopher Columbus – Second voyage. William Tomcho
00:30:47
Play 17 First Part, Chapter VII, part 4. Christopher Columbus – Third voyage. William Tomcho
00:17:12
Play 18 First Part, Chapter VII, part 5. Christopher Columbus – Fourth voyage. William Tomcho
00:33:53
Play 19 First Part, Chapter VIII, part 1a. The conquest of India, and of the spice countries. William Tomcho
00:18:05
Play 20 First Part, Chapter VIII, part 1b. The conquest of India, and of the spice countries. William Tomcho
00:24:13
Play 21 First Part, Chapter VIII, part 2a. The conquest of India, and of the spice countries. MJ Franck
00:34:46
Play 22 First Part, Chapter VIII, part 2b. The conquest of India, and of the spice countries. Ellen Preckel
00:30:03
Play 23 Second Part, Chapter I, part 1a. The conquerors of central America. Larry Wilson
00:23:04
Play 24 Second Part, Chapter I, part 1b. The conquerors of central America. Larry Wilson
00:25:26
Play 25 Second Part, Chapter I, part 2a. The conquerors of central America. Jonathan Drury
00:20:24
Play 26 Second Part, Chapter I, part 2b. The conquerors of central America. Jonathan Drury
00:21:11
Play 27 Second Part, Chapter I, part 2c. The conquerors of central America. Jonathan Drury
00:19:03
Play 28 Second Part, Chapter I, part 3a. The conquerors of central America. hearhis
00:23:36
Play 29 Second Part, Chapter I, part 3b. The conquerors of central America. rookieblue
00:26:52
Play 30 Second Part, Chapter I, part 3c. The conquerors of central America. Kathrine Engan
00:20:40
Play 31 Second Part, Chapter II, part 1. The first voyage round the world. Availle
00:28:02
Play 32 Second Part, Chapter II, part 2. The first voyage round the world. Availle
00:24:54
Play 33 Second Part, Chapter II, part 3. The first voyage round the world. Availle
00:26:10
Play 34 Second Part, Chapter III, part 1a. The polar expedition and the search for the north-west passage. rookieblue
00:34:56
Play 35 Second Part, Chapter III, part 1b. The polar expedition and the search for the north-west passage. ToddHW
00:28:43
Play 36 Second Part, Chapter III, part 2a. The polar expedition and the search for the north-west passage. Steven Reynolds
00:37:39
Play 37 Second Part, Chapter III, part 2b. The polar expedition and the search for the north-west passage. Steven Reynolds
00:38:06
Play 38 Second Part, Chapter IV, part 1. Voyages of adventure and privateering warfare. Steven Reynolds
00:24:52
Play 39 Second Part, Chapter IV, part 2. Voyages of adventure and privateering warfare. Steven Reynolds
00:23:49
Play 40 Second Part, Chapter V, part 1. Missionaries and settlers. Merchants and tourists. Anna Simon
00:14:24
Play 41 Second Part, Chapter V, part 2a. Missionaries and settlers. Merchants and tourists. Anna Simon
00:23:33
Play 42 Second Part, Chapter V, part 2b. Missionaries and settlers. Merchants and tourists. Anna Simon
00:30:46
Play 43 Second Part, Chapter VI, part 1. The great Corsair. Kristine Bekere
00:17:26
Play 44 Second Part, Chapter VI, part 2a. The pole and America. Michele Eaton
00:17:39
Play 45 Second Part, Chapter VI, part 2b. The pole and America. Michele Eaton
00:27:18