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The Vikings: Conquering the Wind and Waves [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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The Vikings: Conquering the Wind and Waves

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016690032
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/24/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 893,391
  • File size: 2 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Great Technology Story The Vikings conquered Europe because of

    Great Technology Story

    The Vikings conquered Europe because of their advances in boat design and their innovations in navigation. Who knew?

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    Posted October 1, 2013

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