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Viking compass guided Norsemen first to America by SГёren Thirslund

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Published by S. Thirslund & C.L. Vebæk in [S.l.] .
Written in English



  • America,
  • Europe, Northern


  • Sun-dial,
  • Compass,
  • Navigation -- Europe, Northern -- History,
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesViking compass.
StatementC.L. Vebæk & S. Thirslund.
ContributionsVebæk, C. L. 1913-
LC ClassificationsVK577 .T4713 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1207672M
ISBN 108798407902
LC Control Number94202840

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