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Viking (DK Eyewitness Books)
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Loaded with superb color photographs of Viking ships and swords, clothes and shields, memorial stones and beautiful brooches, this revised and updated edition of Eyewitness: Viking offers a unique view ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published December 21st 2009 by DK Children
(first published January 1st 1960)
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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
Like all DK Eyewitness Books, Viking is packed with color photographs, in this case of archeological finds and historical recreations of the Viking Age. What surprised me was how much information Susan M. Margeson has written to accompany Peter Anderson's photographs. The book was not only delightful to look at but fascinating to read. A great resource for anyone interested in the history of the Vikings.
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.
OK I know these are supposed to be kid books but they are awesome! Great pictures and just enough text to make you want to learn more. Great choices for a beginning history reader or to start an older reader out in a new area. Every time I pick one of these up and read it I learn new things. Highly Recommended
Apr 21, 2015 Edna rated it really liked it · review of another edition
I love Eyewitness Books because there are good overviews of cultural history and even though some captions are a higher level of reading, the real-feel pictures keep children interested (learning) and entertained (fun).
Oct 06, 2014 Sarah Schanze rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Forgot to add this book to my list, but I love these Eyewitness books because of the abundance of photos and illustrations to help imagine the past. These are basic, introductory books, but a great starting point.