Viking Navigation

Viking Navigation

This book tells the story of the Viking Sun Compass and how it allowed the Vikings to sail across the Atlantic.

Author: Soren Thirslund

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ISBN: 8785180610

Category: History

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How was the Norse Navigator able to shape his course across the North Atlantic long before the invention of the magnetic compass? This book tells the story of the Viking Sun Compass and how it allowed the Vikings to sail across the Atlantic. In 1948, the Danish archaeologist C.L. Veb�k found the remains of a small wooden disc at the Viking Age site of Uunartoq in Greenland. Since then the Master mariners Carl V. Sver and Sen Thirslund have interpreted this find as a navigational instrument. This book is the essence of more than forty years of archaeological studies, discussions and practical sea-going experiments. The author gives a full account of the history of the find and demonstrates convincingly how Viking Age Navigators could make use of this and other simple devices in order to find their way across the vastness of the Northern Atlantic.
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STAR

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VIKING NAVIGATION : INTRODUCTION W. J. ONeil and R. P. Rudd In its Viking
Navigation 15 Nov. 1979 refs ( For primary document see N80-21397 12-15 )
Avail : NTIS HC A14 / MF A01 CSCL 22B The design , control , and
reconstruction of ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433060144544

Category: Aeronautics

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The Age of the Vikings

The Age of the Vikings

Today, it is so difficult to imagine this being done without maps, compass, or a
satellite navigating system that there has been much unfounded speculation
about advanced navigating tools that the Vikings are supposed to have used. But
we ...

Author: Anders Winroth

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169293

Category: History

Page: 328

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The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The Age of the Vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage. He not only explains the Viking attacks, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, politics, discovery, and colonization, and reveals how Viking arts, literature, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe. The Age of the Vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.
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Sailing Ships Unit Study

Sailing Ships Unit Study

... LEIF ERICSSON VIKINGSHIP COMPANY http : / / www . libertynet . org / ~
viking / VIKING NAVIGATION http : / / www . wam . umd . edu / ~ eowyn /
Longship / viking . nav . html THE VIKINGS – How Did THEY SAIL ACROSS THE
OPEN SEA ...

Author: A. A. Bennett Books, Incorporated

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ISBN: 0970094825

Category: Home schooling

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Saga book of the Viking Club

Saga book of the Viking Club

Viking Society for Northern Research. Margaret ' s Hope , a ... They dared the
storms and the dangerous navigation of the rock - fringed islands and
promontories of the western coast to pillage the shrines of Iona , Alt - Clyde ,
Bangor in co .

Author: Viking Society for Northern Research

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064466160

Category: Icelandic literature

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List of members in v. 3, 5.
Categories: Icelandic literature

Viking Age Denmark

Viking Age Denmark

use until about 1900 ) , in order to investigate the sailing characteristics of the
ships in actual conditions at sea . Analyses of these seem to show that , with an
experienced crew , ships of the Viking period could sail close - hauled ( with the ...

Author: Else Roesdahl

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: UOM:39015000556574

Category: Denmark

Page: 272

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Categories: Denmark

The Vikings

The Vikings

and certainly not before the conversion of the Vikings . Taking bearings from the
sun and fixed stars was , however , an important aspect of Viking navigation and
it makes sense to believe that Vikings attempted to sail according to latitude by ...

Author: Martin Arnold

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: WISC:89091969212

Category: History

Page: 244

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The story of the Vikings is one of the most dramatic in European history. This work is a survey of who the Vikings were, what they did, why they did it, and how we know about them. It includes an account of their remarkable saga literature.
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The Viking Discovery of America 985 to 1008

The Viking Discovery of America  985 to 1008

Only the chieftains , captains , and those navigators who were taking the ships
across the ocean had complete knowledge of the art of navigation . It is a widely
held misunderstanding that Norse navigation was primitive . The Norse had no ...

Author: Niels Vinding

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ISBN: WISC:89082483579

Category: History

Page: 129

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This book provides an account of Leif Eriksson's discovery of Vinland and other Viking voyages to Newfoundland. The most important contribution of the manuscript is the author's contention that the Greenland Norse did not ballast their knarrs [freight ships] with loose stones, which might shift in heavy waves and imperil the shallow-draught vessels. Instead, they cut large stone blocks, beveled at one end to roughly conform to the shape of the hull, and laid them between the ribs. When loading the ships with a heavy cargo such as timber, the Norse would dump some or all of their ballast stones over the side. Therefore, it might be possible to detect a Norse site by locating a collection of distinctively shaped ballast stones on or near the shore. This hypothesis has apparently not been explored by anyone else involved in Norse research in Newfoundland.
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The Viking Compass

The Viking Compass

... Columbus navigated to and from the West Indies , and also which navigation
instruments he had at his disposal . Another question has for long been : How did
the Norse navigator find his way in the North Atlantic for more than 400 years .

Author: Christen Leif Vebæk

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016389483

Category: America

Page: 59

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Categories: America

Secrets of the Viking Navigators

Secrets of the Viking Navigators

This is an interesting, valuable, and educational contribution to the understanding of the Vikings' success as navigators and seamen.

Author: Leif K. Karlsen

Publisher: Starpath Publications

ISBN: 0972151508

Category: Iceland spar

Page: 204

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"Most navigators have heard of Viking sunstones, but few realize they are more than legend. Leif Karlsen has brought them to life. He shows us how they work-now, and a thousand years ago-and what it was that led the Viking navigators to develop this unique tool for finding the direction to the sun, even when the sun is obscured by clouds or fog." -David Burch, PhD, FIN, Director, Starpath School of Navigation "Using clues he gleaned from the Icelandic Sagas, his experience as a professional navigator, and from his voyages on "Borgunknarren"-a 60' Viking ship replica-Leif K. Karlsen reveals the secrets of Viking navigation. Karlsen has done extensive research on the Viking "sunstone" and "horizon board" and explains how they work. This is an interesting, valuable, and educational contribution to the understanding of the Vikings' success as navigators and seamen." -Dr. Alf Lunder Knudsen, Editor Emeritus Western Viking "The Norwegian Voice of America -Since 1889 If "cutting edge" can be used in relation to Viking navigation, this information is definitely it. Leif Karlsen is the world's foremost scholar on the Viking sunstone. His well-researched and intelligent work on Viking navigation examines the sagas and combines that information with the experiential and practical research of just trying it out. It's a comprehensive and accessible study that's also a compelling analysis of the secrets of Viking navigators, and their unparalled success as sea-born explorers." -Kristine Leander, Ph.D., Director, Leif Erikson International Foundation
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Proceedings

Proceedings

Barta , A . , Horváth , G . & Meyer - Rochow , V . B . 2005 Psychophysical study of
the visual sun location in pictures of cloudy and twilight skies inspired by Viking
navigation . J . Opt . Soc . Am . A 22 , 1023 - 1034 . ( doi : 10 . 1364 / JOSAA . 22 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015072601126

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research

Saga Book of the Viking Society for Northern Research

contribution to Viking - Age studies , however , resulted from his expertise in
maritime technology . His investigations into Viking navigation techniques
entailed not only research in manuscript libraries but also establishing practical
proof of his ...

Author: Viking Society for Northern Research

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030633873

Category: Icelandic literature

Page: 306

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List of members in v. 3, 5.
Categories: Icelandic literature

The Vikings

The Vikings

On the open sea , sailing from Norway to Iceland , or from Denmark direct to
England , this method of navigation would be of no use , of course . We know
very little about Viking navigation , but much of it must have been based on
precise ...

Author: Else Roesdahl

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015026816333

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 323

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Examines the Viking civilization in Scandinavia, and describes the language, society, warfare, travel, religion, and art of the period
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Determination of the Hypersonic continuum rarefied flow Drag Coefficient of the Viking Lander Capsule 1 Aeroshell from Flight Data

Determination of the Hypersonic continuum rarefied flow Drag Coefficient of the Viking Lander Capsule 1 Aeroshell from Flight Data

The first problem , bias removal , was first solved by the Viking navigation entry
team for the purpose of updating the onboard navigator prior to entry . Inflight
data were collected by this team prior to the deorbit maneuver . These data were
 ...

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ISBN: NASA:31769000432552

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Page: 60

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Vikings

Vikings

1000 shows that Viking navigation of the open seas was not always successful .
He was driven off course in a storm and landed on the coast of North America . In
retrospect , Leifur Eríkson ' s discovery of America - a small Viking settlement ...

Author: Annemarieke Willemsen

Publisher: Stichting Promotie Archaeologie

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122145084

Category: History

Page: 191

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Catalogue of an exhibition at the Rheinisches LandesMuseum in Bonn, Germany, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark.
Categories: History

The Vikings

The Vikings

The whole disk would have shown 32 notches (one would expect, in Viking times
, such a division — first into the eight "eykts" ... Perhaps the most interesting of the
devices that might have been used in Viking navigation is the solarstein — the ...

Author: Howard La Fay

Publisher:

ISBN: 0870441086

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 207

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A recounting "of the Northmen as determined by archeologists" and a study of the world of the Norse gods and the Viking leaders: Exic Bloodax, Leif the Lucky, Olef the Stour, and Harold Handraada.
Categories: Civilization, Medieval

Science and Science Teaching

Science and Science Teaching

A Lesson on Viking Navigation Creating a lesson on Viking navigation Engaging
in problem solving Using a journal to record observations Using salt water
concentration as a navigation tool: Science process David "Freddy" Friedrich,
one of ...

Author: Sharon Sherman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0395887828

Category: Education

Page: 432

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This core text for K-8 science methods courses helps novice teachers become confident and competent in inquiry-centered, standards-based classrooms. Science content and pedagogy are blended using a carefully crafted developmental approach in which teachers begin by learning basic ideas and practicing simple instructional strategies. Once these are mastered, teachers move on to learn and teach advanced concepts and complex experiments. Students learn how to deliver inquiry-based instruction, create standards-based lesson plans, link instruction and assessment, design performance assessments, use a variety of teaching strategies, and integrate science across the curriculum.
Categories: Education