The Case of the Speluncean Explorers

When the explorers in ‘The Case of the Speluncean Explorers’ pleaded from their cave prison for advice as to whether they should murder one of their party, ‘none of those attached to the rescue camp was willing to assume the role of advisor in this matter.’ As a general society we would expect a qualified … Read more

The great explorer Marco Polo

Marco Polo was an Italian merchant and explorer, famous for introducing Europeans to China and Central Asia. He inspired future travelers, including Christopher Columbus. Born presumably in the Republic of Venice around 1254, Marco Polo played an important role in cartography. His pioneering explorations of East Asia, as depicted in his iconic book, led to … Read more

The Biography of Explorer Jean Nicolet

Jean Nicolet, born 1598 at Cherbourg, France. Died November 1, 1642. His place of death was at Sillery, Quebec City, Canada. His cause of death was drowning. JEan Nicolet, Sieur de Belleborne was a French coureur des bois noted for discovering and exploring Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island, Green Bay, and being the first European to … Read more

The great explorer Marco Polo

Marco Polo was an Italian merchant and explorer, famous for introducing Europeans to China and Central Asia. He inspired future travelers, including Christopher Columbus. Born presumably in the Republic of Venice around 1254, Marco Polo played an important role in cartography. His pioneering explorations of East Asia, as depicted in his iconic book, led to … Read more