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Westviking; the ancient Norse in Greenland and North America.

Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1965]
Series: Atlantic Monthly Press book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Reconstructs voyages of exploration and piracy that led to settlements on Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Vinland, from 960 to 1010 A.D.
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Mowat, Farley.
Westviking.
Boston, Little, Brown [1965]
(OCoLC)560105702
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Farley Mowat
OCLC Number: 411478
Description: xiv, 494 pages illustrations, maps 24 cm
Contents: The road to Greenland --
Erik the Red at Drangar --
Erik's career in Iceland --
Erik's predecessors --
The voyage of Snaebjorn Hog --
Ari Marsson finds greater Ireland --
What Ari's story meant for Erik --
Erik goes Westviking --
Erik's course to Greenland --
South from Angmagssalik --
The empty lands --
The house at Brattalid --
The house at Narssaq --
THe abandonment of greater Ireland --
Winter on Eriksey --
Erik chooses a homestead site --
The western wilderness --
Erik's search continues --
The view from the mountain --
The crossing of Davis Strait --
The Vestri Obygdir --
Return from exile --
Winter at Holm --
Northward again --
The land-taking --
The ocean-whirl --
Hallowing the land --
Bjarni Herjolfsson --
Herjolfness --
Beyond the Greenland Sea --
America discovered --
Hiatus --
The Vinland Voyage --
The site --
The climate --
The latitude --
The grapevines --
The prodigal land --
Leif's Norway voyage --
Leif's return --
The rise of Olaf Tryggvason --
Thorgunna's story --
Leif's voyage --
The odyssey of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri --
Gudrid --
The cross comes to Greenland --
Thorstein the Unlucky --
Drift --
No directions --
Failure --
Homecoming --
Thorstein and Gudrid --
The walking corpses --
Thorfinn Karlsefni --
The Greenland settlements --
Karlsefni's purpose --
The western prospect --
The colonists --
The outward voyage --
Plotting a course --
North, west, and south --
The Labrador Coast (Helluland and Markland) --
The marvelous shores --
Straumfiord --
Sandwich Bay --
Belle Isle (Straumey) --
The campsite at Epaves Bay --
The search for Vinland --
The choice of Epaves Bay --
The nature of the place --
The hard winter --
Where is Vinland? --
Thorhall's search --
Thorvald's search --
The land of hope --
The southern voyage --
Hop (St. Paul's Bay) --
The dorset boats --
The fatal error --
Death comes to Thorvald Eriksson --
Thorvald's search for Thorhall --
Land of the one-footers --
Karlsefni's course --
The hop at Hampden River.
Series Title: Atlantic Monthly Press book.
Responsibility: Maps and drawings by Claire Wheeler.

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Reconstructs voyages of exploration and piracy that led to settlements on Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Vinland, from 960 to 1010 A.D.

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