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Hardcover The Conquest of the North Atlantic Book

ISBN: 019520252X

ISBN13: 9780195202526

The Conquest of the North Atlantic

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The early voyages into the deep waters of the Atlantic rank among the greatest feats of exploration. In tiny, apparently fragile vessels the Irish monks searched for desolate places in the ocean in... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A new look at Viking and English explorations

Eminent British naval historian Geoffrey Marcus gives us a new look at pre Columbian Viking and British exploration in the North Atlantic area. He provides us much additional information on the Viking discoveries and settlements in Iceland and Greenland. Also, he adds useful data on early Irish and Viking ship construction. Marcus provides evidence that the first European to sight, though not land on, the North American continent was Bjarni Herjolfsson, not Leif Eiriksson. Readers interested in this little discussed period of history should not miss this important study.
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