The Viking Ship


Author: Gareth Williams

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714123400

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 1442

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.

Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #3: The Treasure of the Viking Ship


Author: Thea Stilton

Publisher: Papercutz

ISBN: 1629910937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 8634

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.

The Viking Longship

From Skinboat to Seagoing Warship


Author: Jorn Olav Loset

Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781594160868

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4313

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.

Building a Viking Ship in Maine

Photo Essay


Author: Paul T. Cunningham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934949580

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 4944

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.

Viking Ship Museum Boats


Author: Max Vinner,Soren Nielsen,Werner Karrasch

Publisher: Viking Ship Museum

ISBN: 9788785180483

Category: Transportation

Page: 80

View: 5656

The Viking ships


Author: Ian Atkinson

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

ISBN: 9780822512219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 51

View: 9033

Discusses the construction and uses of different types of Viking ships.

The Viking Ship


Author: Jonathan Drane

Publisher: Greenshoot Investments Pty

ISBN: 0980424747

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 15

View: 7610

Life on a Viking Ship


Author: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403464415

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4634

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

Yo, Vikings!


Author: Judy Schachner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525555773

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2471

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.

Exploring the Vikings


Author: John Malam

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237525972

Category: Civilization, Viking

Page: 47

View: 6872

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.

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: 4008

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

Mrs. Claus and the Viking Ship


Author: Laura Strickland

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628302879

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7920

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...

The Vikings in History


Author: F. Donald Logan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415327565

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 3688

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.

A Viking Voyage

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


Author: W. Hodding Carter

Publisher: Ebury Press


Category: Historical reenactments

Page: 305

View: 6319

Icelanders in the Viking Age

The People of the Sagas


Author: William R. Short

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786447273

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 4549

The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding of the material. This text introduces the modern reader to the daily lives and material culture of the Vikings. Topics covered include Icelandic religion, social customs, the settlement of disputes, and major milestones in life of Viking-Age Icelanders. Issues of dispute among scholars, such as the nature of settlement and the division of land, are addressed in the text.