The North Atlantic SagaBook - 2000
The Vikings' Territorial Expansion from their Scandinavian homelands across the Atlantic to North America a thousand years ago stands as one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of exploration. Between A.D.750 and 1050, seaborne Viking warriors established trade networks reaching from Baghdad to Greenland, introduced Christianity to Scandinavia, and settled the uninhabited North Atlantic islands. In about A.D. 1000, Leif Eriksson brought his ship to shore in what is today northeastern Canada, becoming the first European to set foot in the New World.
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of Natural History, c2000
Characteristics: 432 p. : col. ill. + col. maps; 29 cm