The Vikings: Conquering the Wind and Waves

The Vikings: Conquering the Wind and Waves

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by Robert Wernick
     
 
A terror to the outside world, Viking longships were a source of great and understandable pride to Norsemen. At a time when the majority of men and women in the West lived and died within walking distance of their birthplaces, and travel was slow and dangerous, Vikings seemed to skitter over the globe like water birds over a pond, appearing when they were least

Overview

A terror to the outside world, Viking longships were a source of great and understandable pride to Norsemen. At a time when the majority of men and women in the West lived and died within walking distance of their birthplaces, and travel was slow and dangerous, Vikings seemed to skitter over the globe like water birds over a pond, appearing when they were least expected, disappearing when they chose. Unlike the other peoples of Europe in the early Middle Ages, they understood and mastered the power of the sea. Here, in this short-form book, the story of how the Norsemen learned to build and sail their longships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016690032
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his home in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the Fourteenth Arrondissement of Paris.

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The Vikings: Conquering the Wind and Waves 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Technology Story The Vikings conquered Europe because of their advances in boat design and their innovations in navigation. Who knew?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago