- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: One Earth Press; First American Edition edition (February 25, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0972151508
- ISBN-13: 978-0972151504
- Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #790,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secrets of the Viking Navigators: How the Vikings Used their Amazing Sunstones and other Techniques to Cross the Open Ocean First American Edition Edition
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If "cutting edge" can be used in relation to Viking navigation, this information is definitely it. -- Kristine Leander, Ph.D. Director, Leif Erikson International Foundation
If "cutting edge" can be used in relation to Viking navigation, this information is definitely it. -- Kristine Leander, Ph.D., Director, Leif Erikson International Foundation
Karlsen has done extensive research on the Viking sunstone and horizon board and explain how they work. -- Dr. Alf Lunder Knudsen, Editor Emerituw Western Viking
Most navigators have heard of Viking sunstones; few realize they are more than legend. Karlsen has brought them to life. -- David Burch, Ph.D. Director, Starpath School of Navigation, Seattle, WA
This is an interesting, valuable, and educational contribution to the understanding of the Vikings success as navigators and seamen. -- Dr. Alf Lunder Knudsen, Editor Emeritus Western Viking, The Norwegian Voice of America Since 1889
From the Publisher
Leif K. Karlsen has 45 years of experience at sea, including many years in the North Atlantic where he served as a professional navigator and radio eectronics officer with the U.S. Merchant Marine. His interest in Viking Navigation--how the Vikings did it--lead to his discover of the Icelandic sunstones. After years of research, Leif is considered a leading scholar on the subject of Viking navigation and the use of sunstones.