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Scandinavia Map

SCN16
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067170481
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With an index, area maps and a table of driving times and distances, this handy, frequently updated map covers all of Scandinavia, including Finland, at a scale of 1:1.5 million on one side of the sheet.
$12.95

The Crofter and the Laird

SCT23
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1992
176
0374514658
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
McPhee packs up his family and returns to his ancestral land on the Isle of Colonsay in this lyrical, appreciative portrait of place and traditional ways of life in the Hebrides.
$16.00

The Vikings, Lords of the Seas

VIK01
Yves Cohat
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300151
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An indispensable reference that fits in your pocket, this slim volume is packed with maps, archival photos and illustrations.
$15.95

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

CLT03
Barry W. Cunliffe
Oxford University Press
2003
161
0192804189
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer.
$11.95

Norway Map

NOR05
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
2
2067172735
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome map of Norway at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with a place index and shaded relief.
$12.95

Scotland Map M 501

SCT12
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067174991
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear, colorful road map at a scale of 1:400,000.
$11.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Copenhagen

DMK38
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
128
1465426477
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Copenhagen and a pull-out map.
$14.00

Eyewitness Guide Norway

NOR29
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
296
1465441107
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome, illustrated guide covers nature, culture, history and attractions.
$25.00

Eyewitness Guide Scotland

SCT40
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
232
1465440534
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated travel guide features color photography, excellent maps and a region-by-region synopsis of Scotland's attractions.
$25.00

Celtic Prayers from Iona

SCT21
J. Philip Newell
Paulist Press
1997
96
0809104881
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
While wardens on the island, Philip Newell and his wife were inspired by Gaelic prayer and the poems of the 19th-century Scotsman Alexander Carmichael. To spread their appreciation for the art form, they developed this handsome book of prayers.
$16.95

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

VIK02
John Haywood
1995
144
PAPER
History
0140513280
Penguin Putnam
0
0
0
0
This history of the Vikings tells their story through a series of innovative maps and excellent photographs. It traces the routes of 9th-century Viking merchants and explorers throughout Europe and the New World.
$23.00

Scotland, A Concise History

SCT15
Fitzroy MacLean, Magnus Linklater (Contributor)
Thames & Hudson
2012
248
0500282331
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This richly illustrated survey brings Scottish history up to the present through its romantic figures and bloody battles. With 250 well-integrated illustrations, this revised fourth edition includes a newly added chapter on Scotland’s place in the 21st century.
$19.95

Scotland, A Very Short Introduction

SCT194
Rab Houston
Oxford University Press
2009
176
019923079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering everything from the Jacobites to the modern economy, this brisk account ranges over 1,000 years of society, culture, politics and religion.
$11.95

The Shetland Bus, A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival and Adventure

NOR26
David Howarth
Lyons Press
2008
236
1599213214
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The little-known story of a fleet of fishing boats that regularly journeyed across treacherous waters from the Shetland Islands to Norway, to bring relief and fortifications to Norwegians under Nazi attack.
$16.95

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

SCT07
Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
Penguin
1984
429
0140432213
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written when Johnson was 63 and Boswell 32 in 1773 (when they had been friends for ten years), these travel journals were the result of a three-month trip to Scotland. Johnson observed Scotland, and Boswell observed Johnson.
$18.00

Sea Room, An Island Life in the Hebrides

GBR369
Adam Nicolson
Picador USA
2015
432
1250074959
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nicolson explores the nature, history and magic of three remote islands in the Outer Hebrides in this affecting memoir. Tiny islands surrounded by serious tides, the Shiants nonetheless make their mark with 500-foot basalt cliffs, seabird and seal colonies and a long history.
$22.00

Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster

SCT166
William W. Starr
University of South Carolina Press
2011
240
1570039488
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Beginning and ending in Edinburgh and making stops at Glasgow, Culloden, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and more, William Starr follows hilariously in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson across Scotland.
$29.95

Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath, The Wife, The Cross

NOR40
Sigrid Undset, Tina Nunnally (Translator)
Penguin
2005
1184
0143039164
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A masterful historical epic by the Nobel Prize-winning author, first published in 1927. This omnibus edition follows the life of one woman from birth to death in devoutly Catholic 14th-century Norway. A cornerstone of Scandinavian literature, the trilogy is a powerful introduction to the medieval society.
$28.00

Norwegian Folk Tales

NOR06
Peter Asbjornsen
Pantheon Books
1982
188
0394710541
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This rich collection of stories, interpreted by a leading scholar on ancient traditions and tales, will delight both adults and children.
$15.95

Orkneyinga Saga, The History of the Earls of Orkney

VIK07
Hermann Palssom, Paul Edwards
Penguin
1981
253
0140443835
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fusion of myth and legend, circa A.D. 1200, by an unnamed Icelandic author. The medieval chronicle has its center of action among the Orkney Islands, describing their conquest by Norwegian kings during the Viking expansion of the ninth century.
$17.00

Raven Black

GBR700
Ann Cleeves
St. Martin's Press
2008
384
0312359675
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this award-winning debut, Inspector Jimmie Perez investigates multiple murders in the remote Shetland Islands. Winner of Britain's coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award.
$16.99

The Norse Myths

SCN38
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Pantheon Books
1981
320
0394748468
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic collection includes 32 tales of Nordic gods, goddesses and heroes. With an overview of the Norse world, cosmology and gods.
$18.95

Through the Eyes of the Vikings, An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands

ARC270
Robert B. Haas
National Geographic
2010
224
1426206380
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this captivating collection of oversized aerial photographs, Haas (Through the Eyes of the Gods) reveals the surprising diversity of color and life in the arctic landscape, including Norwegian fjords, Alaskan tundras and Swedish waterscapes.
$50.00

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide

ATL26
Tony Soper, Dan Powell (Illustrator)
Bradt Publications
2008
176
1841622583
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide covers the many petrels, ducks, gulls, terns and other seabirds, as well as the rich abundance of life existing under the waves, that populate the vast Atlantic region from the British Isles to Newfoundland.
$25.99

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Edvard Munch

NOR09
Josef Paul Hodin
Thames & Hudson
1985
216
0500201226
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This is an illustrated biography of Norway's best known artist, with excellent reproductions of his work and plenty of historical information.
$19.95

East of the Sun & West of the Moon, Old Tales from the North

SCN06
George Webbe Dasent (Translator)
Dover Publications
2008
208
0486225216
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The Norse equivalent and counterpart to the brothers Grimm, this anthology of 15 illustrated folk tales contains the famous title story along with "Why the Sea Is Salt" and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." This lovingly produced facsimile of the 1914 original includes Kay Nielsen's 25 stunning original color illustrations.
$40.00

The Wreath

NOR10
Kristin Sigrid Undset, Tina Nunnally (Translator)
Penguin
1997
305
0141180412
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A romantic masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author, first published in 1927. The first volume in Undset's trilogy of historical novels recreating a woman's life during the Middle Ages in devoutly Catholic Norway. Also available are the other two parts of the trilogy, "The Mistress of Husaby" (NOR16) and "The Cross" (NOR17).
$16.00

The Saga of the Volsungs

SCN05
Jesse Byock (Translator)
University of California Press
2012
145
0520272994
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A piece full of traditional lore, including runic knowledge, jealousies of princes, betrayals, unrequited love, the vengeance of a Barbarian queen, the greed of Attila the Hun and the mythic deeds of a dragon-slayer.
$21.95

Mysteries

NOR08
Knut Hamsun, Sverre Lyngstad (Translator)
Penguin
2001
352
0141186186
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An odd character settles in a small Norwegian village and charms the locals. First published in 1890, this book is an insightful look at life in Norway and our favorite of Hamsun's many novels.
$16.00

Letters on Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

SCN04
Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin
Lightning Source
2005
129
0900001518
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Groundbreaking feminist Wollstonecraft records her observations of a late 18th-century journey through Scandinavia in this small masterpiece, rich in detail of people and place.
$14.99

A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland

SCN03
T.K Derry
University of Minnesota Press
2000
447
0816637997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Scandinavia from prehistory to the present with chapters on the Viking and Lutheran kingdoms, medieval times, monarchies, the World Wars and modern period, emphasizing the common cultural, political and social backgrounds.
$25.00

A Traveller's History of Scotland

GBR40
Andrew Fisher
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
256
1566567564
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This brief history of Scotland through the 1990s is wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed. With a useful chronology, a list of monarchs and a historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

The Farfarers, Before the Norse

VIK10
Farley Mowat
Skyhorse
2011
377
1616082372
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A rabble-rouser by nature, Mowat posits that a group of Europeans, whom he calls the Albans, may have come to America hundreds of years before the Vikings in this original and provocative history of Atlantic exploration.
$16.95

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

VIK11
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2000
432
1560989955
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs.
$34.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

King Harald's Saga

NOR19
Magnus Magnusson (Translator), Paulsson Herman (Translator), Snorri Sturlusson, Hermann Palsson (Translator)
Penguin
1976
178
0140441832
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic biography of the last Viking warrior King Harald and an account of the 1066 conflict between Norway and England.
$16.00

Norway 1940

NOR20
Francois Kersaudy
Bison Books
1998
284
0803277873
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the German invasion of Norway in 1940.
$26.95

Lonely Planet Norway

NOR25
Deanna Swaney
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
448
1742202071
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With maps, practical details and information on sightseeing.
$24.99

Stone Voices, The Search for Scotland

SCT66
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2004
240
0809088452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ascherson writes with verve and insight on the centuries-old impulse toward nationhood in Scotland in this absorbing portrait.
$27.00

The Fellowship of Ghosts, Travels in the Land of Midnight Sun

NOR35
Paul Watkins
Picador USA
2006
233
0312359411
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A captivating travel memoir in which novelist Paul Watkins interweaves his own experiences in Norway with those of early eccentric visitors. Along the way, Watkins offers vivid, evocative accounts of the country’s majestic mountains, dramatic landscapes and expansive snowfields.
$19.00

Peer Gynt and Brand

NOR59
Henrik Ibsen
Penguin
2017
400
0141197587
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics' edition of Ibsen's classics. These two masterly and contrasting verse dramas by Ibsen solidified his reputation as a playwright.
$17.00

Out Stealing Horses

NOR66
Per Petterson
Picador USA
2008
258
1555974708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A deliberate and astonishing novel. Looking back on his early childhood in rural Norway, Trond Sander fixates on a fateful summer. In 1948, after the death of a child, his father's decision to abandon the family and the crippling guilt of his best friend,
$17.00

Eat Smart in Norway, How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

NOR75
Joan Peterson
Ginkgo Press
2011
145
0977680134
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Veer off the tourist path to find authentic cuisine and rich new experiences in Norway.
$14.95

Orkney, A Historical Guide

SCT188
Caroline Wickham-Jones
Independent Publishers Group
2015
234
1780272642
PAPER
Archaeology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Starting with the prehistoric period, this classic guide goes on to discuss the flowering of the Celtic Church in the sixth and seventh centuries and the subsequent invasion by the Vikings, who settled Orkney in large numbers and established a powerful Norse earldom. A marvelous travelers' archaeology companion, with new chapters on recent findings.
$15.95