by Fitzhugh and Ward
416 pp., softcover
It might be related to our WoodenBoat logo, but we continue to be asked for information on the Vikings. The Smithsonian has published this comprehensive history (no, not building plans) tracing the origins as well as the latest replicas to sail.
The Viking Passage to America
Part 1: Scandinavia in the Viking Age
Part 2:The Viking Age in Europe
Part 3: Sagas of Western Expansion
Part 4: 1000 A.D. East Meets West
Part 5: From Vikings to Norseman
Part 6: Celebrating the Viking Millennium in America
"Vikings" is a marvelous and well presented book on a rich subject. Clear and concise with beautiful photography of the places and artifacts which filled the Viking/Norse world. This book is organized around the distinct geographic areas which separated yet knitted this diverse world together. Loved looking at it and enjoyed reading it. A beautiful book.