Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, ca. A.D. 1000-1500” as Want to Read:
The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, ca. A.D. 1000-1500
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Frozen Echo: Greenland and the Exploration of North America, ca. A.D. 1000-1500

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  16 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
It is now generally accepted the Leif Eriksson sailed from Greenland across the Davis Strait and made landfalls on the North American continent almost a thousand years ago, but what happened in this vast area during the next five hundred years has long been a source of disagreement among scholars. Using new archeological, scientific, and documentary information (much of it ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Stanford University Press (first published December 1st 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Frozen Echo, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Frozen Echo

Community Reviews

(showing 1-46)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Marc
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The non-fiction predecessor to Jane Smiley's The Greenlanders with an ending that would have been unworkable for fiction
Mister Responsible
This was a fascinating book. Ever since I read about the Viking voyages to Markland and Vínland in the 1950s-era children's encyclopedia that was at my grandmother's house, I've wanted to know more about that era of North American history. Equally intriguing was the fact that the Vikings had colonized Greenland and lived there for hundreds of years.

This book is one author's well-researched theory of what could have happened to those Greenland colonists -- and her conclusion is definitely a surp
...more
Simon
rated it it was amazing
Sep 25, 2015
Melissa
rated it really liked it
Jul 08, 2014
Brandon
rated it liked it
Dec 21, 2012
Nathan Casebolt
rated it really liked it
Sep 25, 2014
Lloyd Rutledge
rated it liked it
May 07, 2011
Ben Robertson
rated it really liked it
Oct 05, 2014
Steven Bernheisel
rated it really liked it
Jan 13, 2017
Dick Tinto
rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2010
Chris
rated it liked it
Jul 15, 2012
Terry
rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2012
George
rated it it was amazing
Feb 17, 2014
Elisa Pesta
rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2017
Joe Groarke
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2014
Hester
rated it it was amazing
Jan 26, 2015
Bill Tucker
marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2010
Aaron
marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2010
Kliodhna
marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2011
Carolyn
marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2012
Amanda
marked it as to-read
May 26, 2012
Kristin
marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2013
Zakawale
marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2013
Lynn
added it
Sep 08, 2013
Joshua
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2014
Diana
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2014
David
marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2014
Michael
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2014
J
marked it as to-read
May 10, 2014
Joyce Zarins
marked it as to-read
May 22, 2014
Rafael da Silva
marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2014
Hannah
marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Kurtottok
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2014
Steffan
marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2015
Dennis Hacker
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2015
Yevgeny Levin
marked it as to-read
Jan 09, 2015
mia
marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
Lacey Holley
marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2015
Sarah E.
marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2015
Saqib
added it
Feb 21, 2015
Melissa Wilson
marked it as to-read
Mar 08, 2015
Lesley Thomas
marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2015
Amy
marked it as to-read
May 24, 2015
Charlie Wesley
marked it as to-read
May 26, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book