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Title:
The viking explorers
Author:
Gallagher, Jim, 1969-
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 1.0 47029.
ISBN:
9780791059555

9780791061657
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- Biographies of some of the most important explorers the world has known -- Ideal for research or class use -- Written in accessible, easily understood language -- Complements school curriculum The Vikings discovered Iceland, Greenland, and other islands in the North Atlantic.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These absorbing profiles of explorers from uniquely different periods of history are ideal for novice report writers. Their concise and accessible texts, attractive page layouts, and excellent illustrations make them appealing. Vikings draws on maps, folktales, and artifacts to trace the movement of Scandinavian warriors through North Atlantic islands to the inhospitable American continent. Cousteau reveals that the former French naval officer, best known for his exquisite films of marine life, spent his early years actually designing and refining much of the equipment necessary to take divers and cameras to remote undersea regions. Sacagawea re-creates the woman's adventurous journey with Lewis and Clark and discusses her longevity as an American legend, including her appearance on the new gold dollar coin. All three volumes offer excitement and intrigue by constantly posing the unanswered questions that still surround these explorers: Were the Vikings really the first Europeans to set foot in North America five centuries before Columbus? Are there secrets yet to be revealed in the ocean's depths? What really happened to Sacagawea after she took leave of the Corps of Discovery? These books invite readers to jump in and explore these questions themselves.-William McLoughlin, Brookside School, Worthington, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Many historians believe that a band of Vikings led by a man named Leif Ericsson were the first Europeans to set foot on North America. From the 8th to the 13th centuries, Viking raiders terrorized many of the major cities of Europe, while discovering new lands. This is the story of their conquests and explorations. Excerpted from Viking Explorers by Jim Gallagher All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.