An eccentric geology professor acquires an old book and hidden within its pages finds an ancient parchment. On it is a coded message that reveals directions to a secret passageway that leads deep within the earth's interior. The professor immediately sets off on a daring journey to Iceland where he and his companions enter into an extinct volcano and make their way to the center of the earth. Here they find a strange underground world where the laws of science are turned upside down. They discover huge caverns, luminous rocks, a subterranean sea, primitive forests, and fearsome prehistoric creatures. The travelers encounter one stirring adventure after another as sthey explore deep within the bowels of the earth.
About the Author
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. He was a true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories. His writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne is considered the "Father of Science Fiction."