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The Viking Longship

Author : Jorn Olav Loset
ISBN : 1594160864
Genre : History
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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.


Author : David Anson
ISBN : 9781452054452
Genre : Fiction
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It's 936AD and King Athelstan of the Saxons is expecting an invasion of Scots and Irish Vikings to put their man Earl Anlaf on the throne of the Kingdom of Northumbria in York. However, his enemies are many and coming from all over Greater and Lesser Britain and they all intend to meet at Brunanburgh, the old Roman fort of Morbium. Athelstan's spies know their plans and he prepares his forces to meet them during the next summer. Two Pictish princesses come south as warriors with the Scots army to revive the fortunes of their people. They meet two of Athelstan's soldiers on the battlefield and fall in love in the midst of the slaughter.

Water Transport

Author : James Hornell
ISBN : 9781107475366
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1946, this book presents a comprehensive account regarding the origins and early evolution of water transport written by the renowned British ethnographer and zoologist James Hornell (1865-1949). The focus of the text is on different types of transport, and it is divided into three main sections: the first section is on 'Floats, Rafts and Kindred Craft', the second is on 'Skin Boats: Coracles, Curraghs, Kayaks and their Kin' and the third is on 'Bark Canoes, Dugouts and Plank-Built Craft'. Numerous illustrative figures and a detailed bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in archaeology, anthropology and the history of water transport.

Ancient Ocean Crossings

Author : Stephen C. Jett
ISBN : 9780817319397
Genre : History
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Ancient Ocean Crossings paints a compelling picture of impressive pre-Columbian cultures and Old World civilizations that, contrary to many prevailing notions, were not isolated from one another, evolving independently, each in its own hemisphere. Instead, they constituted a "global ecumene," involving a complex pattern of intermittent but numerous and profoundly consequential contacts. In Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas, Stephen Jett encourages readers to reevaluate the common belief that there was no significant interchange between the chiefdoms and civilizations of Eurasia and Africa and peoples who occupied the alleged terra incognita beyond the great oceans. More than a hundred centuries separate the time that Ice Age hunters are conventionally thought to have crossed a land bridge from Asia into North America and the arrival of Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492. Traditional belief has long held that earth's two hemispheres were essentially cut off from one another as a result of the post-Pleistocene meltwater-fed rising oceans that covered that bridge. The oceans, along with arctic climates and daunting terrestrial distances, formed impermeable barriers to interhemispheric communication. This viewpoint implies that the cultures of the Old World and those of the Americas developed independently. Drawing on abundant and concrete evidence to support his theory for significant pre-Columbian contacts, Jett suggests that many ancient peoples had both the seafaring capabilities and the motives to cross the oceans and, in fact, did so repeatedly and with great impact. His deep and broad work synthesizes information and ideas from archaeology, geography, linguistics, climatology, oceanography, ethnobotany, genetics, medicine, and the history of navigation and seafaring, making an innovative and persuasive multidisciplinary case for a new understanding of human societies and their diffuse but interconnected development.

Ancient Boats

Author : Seán McGrail
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040044179
Genre : Social Science
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Die Enden Der Welt

Author : Roger Willemsen
ISBN : 9783104008073
Genre : Travel
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Auf fünf Erdteilen war Roger Willemsen unterwegs, um seine ganz persönlichen Enden der Welt zu finden. Manchmal waren es die großen geographischen: das Kap in Südafrika, Patagonien, der Himalaja, die Südsee, der Nordpol. Manchmal waren es aber auch ganz einzigartige, individuelle Endpunkte: ein Bordellflur in Bombay, ein Bett in Minsk, ein Fresko des Jüngsten Gerichts in Orvieto, eine Behörde im Kongo. Immer aber geht es in diesen grandiosen literarischen Reisebildern auch um ein Enden in anderem Sinn: um ein Ende der Liebe und des Begehrens, der Illusionen, der Ordnung und Verständigung. Um das Ende des Lebens – und um den Neubeginn. Die Eifel: Aufbruch – Der Himalaya: Highway im Nebel – Minsk: Der Fremde im Bett – Timbuktu: Der Junge und die Wüste – Borneo: Die Straße ins Nichts – Tonga: Tabu und Verhängnis – Chiang Mai: Opium – Kamtschatka: Asche und Magma – Mandalay: Ein Traum vom Meer – Bombay: Das Orakel – Patagonien: Der verbotene Ort – Kinshasa: Aus einem Krieg – Hongkong: Das leere Postfach – Indonesien: Unter Toten – Gibraltar: Das Nonplusultra – Senegal: Die Tür ohne Wiederkehr – Der Nordpol: Einkehr ...

The Sea Craft Of Prehistory

Author : Paul Johnstone
ISBN : 9781317762232
Genre : Social Science
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A detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from the earliest times until the dawn of history, using new archaeological research. All forms of evidence are assessed, from the vessels of ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk.

The Brendan Voyage

Author : Tim Severin
ISBN : 3125424100
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Grettis Saga Smundarsonar Dt

Author : Hubert Seelow
ISBN : IND:30000061245118
Genre : Sagas
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Architectura Navalis

Author : Joseph Furttenbach
ISBN : BSB:BSB10863323
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