Vikings & Explorers



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    The History of the Vikings


    by Sir Thomas D. (T.D.) Kendricks
    This enthralling, well-documented and vivid account chronicles the activities of those bold sailors of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries. Invaluable to scholars and students of Nordic history, this dramatic narrative takes readers from the White Sea in the Arctic to Africa's Moroccan ... ... more



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    Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer


    by Fridtjof Nansen
    National Geographic calls this "One of the 100 greatest adventure books of all time." Nansen, Norway's earliest and perhaps most famous explorer, wrote this massive journal in a two-book format in 1897, and subtitled it: "The record of a (three year) voyage of exploration...and of a 15-month sleigh journey." Nansen's journal ... ... more

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    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft


    by Thor Heyerdahl
    Thor Heyerdahl, world-renowned explorer and archaeologist, inherited the Scandinavian trait for adventure that coursed through the veins of the earliest Vikings and was passed down to famous Norwegian discoverers such as Leif Ericsson, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundson. This same wanderlust and sense of adventure was found in the brave immigrants — many ... ... more

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    Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk across Victorian America


    by Linda Lawrence Hunt
    The Vikings, Roald Amundson, Fridtjof Nansen, Thor Heyerdal ...Norwegians whose names evoke a spirit of exploration and adventure. Add a new name, Helga Estby. Helga went through many of the hardships experienced by Scandinavian immigrants — adventurers in their own right — but Helga went a few ... ... more