The Viking Ship

Author: Gareth Williams

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714123400

Category: History

Page: 96

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The Viking ship is one of the most iconic images of the Viking Age. As well as including well-known vessels such as the spectacular ship-burials from Gokstad and Oseberg in southern Norway, Viking Ships introduces the newly-conserved Roskilde 6 ship from Denmark. Measuring at over 37 metres, this is the longest Viking ship ever discovered and will form the core of the touring exhibition Vikings: life and legend. The Vikings used their shipbuilding skills to command the sea; their famous ships permitted the exploration, colonization and the raids for which they are best known. This book will explore the evolution of their sea-going vessels and celebrate this outstanding feature of the Viking Age.
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The Viking ships

Author: Ian Atkinson

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

ISBN: 9780822512219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 51

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Discusses the construction and uses of different types of Viking ships.
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Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #3: The Treasure of the Viking Ship

Author: Thea Stilton

Publisher: Papercutz

ISBN: 1629910937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists, just like their hero, Thea Stilton. Between classes, friendships, crushes, and some bizarre mysteries to solve, they find life to be a never-ending adventure! Colette, Violet, Pamela, Nicky, and Paulina are working on a historical restoration when they learn about an ancient Viking vessel that sank off the shore of Whale Island. Rumor has it that the ship is full of treasure, and what's worse, some shadowy figure is plotting to steal it! If Mouseford's best investigative journalists can't crack this case, Whale Island will lose one of its most important cultural artifacts before it's even found.
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The Viking Longship

From Skinboat to Seagoing Warship

Author: Jorn Olav Loset

Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781594160868

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3122

Follows the evolution of Norse ships and shipbuilding, from prehistoric vessels to the great longships of the Vikings, covering everything from major archaeological finds to longship crafting and construction techniques, as well as an overview of the Vikings' naval warfare tactics, their transatlantic voyages and their navigation methods.
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Building a Viking Ship in Maine

Photo Essay

Author: Paul T. Cunningham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934949580

Category: History

Page: 143

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In 1996, professional photographer Paul Cunningham made the long drive down a narrow peninsula and onto Hermit Island in Phippsburg, Maine, to the boatshop of Rob Stevens to record the building of a Viking knarr later christened Snorri. Throughout the seven-month process, Cunningham revisited the site many times, curiosity having gotten the better of him. Many people were bitten by the same bug. So many, in fact, that Stevens had to post a "sorry, but we do not have time to talk" sign so that Snorri would be finished on schedule. But a picture says a thousand words, and Cunningham's photos, taken with decades of journalism experience, say volumes about the ingenuity, skill and patience of a small band of boat builders who, out of wood and iron, created a sea-worthy vessel, the likes of which had not been seen in the light of day for a thousand years. About the author: Paul T. Cunningham grew up in Freeport, Maine. He earned a degree in Secondary Science Education at University of Southern Maine (Gorham State College). Subsequently, for nearly a decade, he taught elementary science in Gardiner, Maine. Paul's love of photography led him away from the classroom. His first photographic job was with The Shopping Notes during the late 1980s. In 1990 Cunningham began his career as photojournalist at The Times Record and retired from there in 2008. Now Paul freelances, and volunteers with Freeport Fire and Rescue and the Freeport Historical Society. The balance of his time is spent organizing the fruits of two decades of photography.
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The Viking Ship Finds

Guide Published by the Director of the Museum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Norway

Page: 35

View: 6169

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The Viking Ship

Author: Jonathan Drane

Publisher: Greenshoot Investments Pty

ISBN: 0980424747

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 15

View: 6442

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The Long Ships

Author: Frans G. Bengtsson

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 159017416X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson’s hero, Red Orm—canny, courageous, and above all lucky—is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take this place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships. Orm is then captured by the Moors in Spain, where he is initiated into the pleasures of the senses and fights for the Caliph of Cordova. Escaping from captivity, Orm washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at those epicene creatures, the Christian monks, and from which he then moves on to play an ever more important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies. Eventually, Orm contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England and returns home an off-the-cuff Christian and a very rich man, though back on his native turf new trials and tribulations will test his cunning and determination. Packed with pitched battles and blood feuds and told throughout with wit and high spirits, Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern fiction.
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Life on a Viking Ship

Author: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403464415

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4917

Describes what life was like for Vikings, including those that were aboard ships whose purpose was war, trade, or exploration.
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Exploring the Vikings

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525972

Category: Civilization, Viking

Page: 47

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New in paperback, Remains to be Seen is a fascinating series which looks at the past through the archeological evidence that remains today. Exploring the Vikings looks at who the Vikings were, at their world and how they spent their time, as well as their travels, their voyages of discovery and their rituals and religion. There are fact boxes which highlight key facts and the text is supported by a wonderful array of photographs and maps. Exploring the Vikings also features a time-line, a glossary and a full index.
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At Sea on a Viking Ship

Solving Problems of Length and Weight Using the Four Math Operations

Author: Janey Levy

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823989225

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9868

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to describe the Vikings' ships and their way of life.
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Mrs. Claus and the Viking Ship

Author: Laura Strickland

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628302879

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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Scottish chief's daughter Tinnie MacAieth can think of only one way to ransom her clan's folk, defeated by the fierce Viking, Claus — agree to his demand that she become his bride. She hopes the faith she holds to and the love she has for her people will give strength to endure a lonely, loveless future in the cold north. Claus has claimed Tinnie for his wife, but the prize he truly wants is her heart. Determined to win it, he offers her many gifts, but not until he undertakes a dangerous winter voyage for her sake does he dare hope. And on one magical Christmas Eve, while delivering toys by sleigh to her clan's children, he begins to believe she may grant him the one gift he desires...
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Yo, Vikings!

Author: Judy Schachner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525555773

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Yo-wee-o! In a milestone picture book, author-illustrator Judith Byron Schachner brings us an inspiring story about making dreams come true, seasoned with a hearty helping of heroic Viking history and lore. Emma is excited as she starts to read about Erik the Red for a school report on world explorers. The excitement grows to epic proportions when she sets her sights on obtaining a real Viking ship. With a tinfoil helmet, a fighting spirit, and the help of a kindly librarian, she hatches a plan . . . and amazes her entire town when an authentic, dragon-prowed ship arrives in her backyard! Rich with details and humor in art and text, this is a tale about the magic of discovery and how far imagination, fueled by knowledge, can take one determined little girl.
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A Viking Voyage

In Which an Unlikely Crew Attempts an Epic Journey to the New World

Author: W. Hodding Carter

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical reenactments

Page: 305

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The Vikings in History

Author: F. Donald Logan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415327565

Category: History

Page: 205

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Completely updated to include important primary research, archaeological findings and debates from the last decade, this third edition of F. Donald Logan's successful book examines the Vikings and their critical role in history. The author uses archaeological, literary and historical evidence to analyze the Vikings' overseas expeditions and their transformation from raiders to settlers. Focusing on the period from 800-1050, it studies the Vikings across the world, from Denmark and Sweden right across to the British Isles, the North Atlantic and the New World. This edition includes: a new epilogue explaining the aims of the book updated further reading sections maps and photographs. By taking this new archaeological and primary research into account, the author provides a vital text for history students and researchers of this fascinating people.
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