66th out of 76 books — 9 voters
Viking (DK Eyewitness Books)
Full-color photography is paired with clearly written text in these exciting first reference books about history and the natural world.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published April 11th 2005 by DK CHILDREN
(first published January 1st 1960)
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Jul 02, 2011 CB rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
For years DK has been producing fantastic book after fantastic book in the "Eyewitness" series, and Viking is no different. At a full 72 pages, the volume covers everything from ship building to meal time to burials. Warriors and weapons are given equal treatment with women, children, the home, and farming. The violence inherent in Viking society is covered just as much as the curiosity which led them to sail across both the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The text is laid out in a series of short p...more
The DK Eyewitness series are awesome tools for research or just delving into a favorite topic. This re-issue of the Viking book provides a unique view into the lives of the Norse people, their legends and their bravery. You can further explore their amazing stories with a foldout wall chart and a clip-art CD. A great book to add to your collection, for ages 9 to Adult.