How did the Vikings get to America before Columbus, and how did that affect history? Was "Vinland" a land of grape vines or a land of pastures? Was Columbus's theory of Asia in the West informed by the Norse voyages? New answers spring here from surprising evidence. The Norsemen intermingled with America's Eskimos far more actively than previously imagined, and may have learned to make maps of America from the Eskimos. This is an enthralling epic of exploration, adventure and scholarship.
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James Enterline, a Pennsylvania Dutchman, was originally trained as a mathematician and physicist, and had a successful computer technology company. He has authored numerous articles on the history of cartgoraphy and is a recognized authority on the Vinland Map. His research included field work in Greenland, Iceland and Labrador, and he is a Fellow of the Explorers Club.Review:
Enterline opened the door to unexplored chambers in history. He entered an open window and unlocked the door from within. -- Thor Heyerdahl, Epilogue to Viking America
He writes in a readable and entertaining style, and constantly involves the reader in an unfolding detective story. -- Gerard Alexander (Chief, Map Division, New York Public Library), rear jacket flap.
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Descripción J. R. Enterline, 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110385025858
Descripción J. R. Enterline. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0385025858 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0177641
Descripción J. R. Enterline, 1972. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First U.S. Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0385025858