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Iceland
Insight Guides
0887291767
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
One of over 400 titles in the Insight series, Insight Guide Iceland. This 378-page book includes a section detailing Iceland's history, 10 features covering aspects of the country's life and culture, ranging from its anonymous 13th-century saga authors to its infamous rainy weather, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus many enjoyable photographs and 16 maps.


The Problem with Chickens
Bruce McMillan
0618585818
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Kindergarten-Grade 3–Set in Iceland, this story is about a community of resourceful women who travel to the city to buy a flock of chickens so that eggs are plentiful in the village. However, the chickens run amok and begin to behave more like ladies than birds. Before long, they stop laying eggs. The resilient women develop a far-fetched plan to solve the problem and the merriment swells to a final, hilarious resolution. The playful text is both silly and joyous, without a wasted word. Gunnella's enchanting oil paintings are full of childlike humor and saturated with appealing primary colors. They convey emotion and absurdity with seemingly simple lines and expressive body language. These spirited, buxom ladies and beguiling chickens will be remembered long after the book has been...


Iceland Insight Guide (Insight Guides)

9812348956


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Lonely Planet Iceland
Joe Bindloss
1741040760
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Catch the midnight sun, sleep under the northern lights, dance all night in Reykjavik's coolest clubs or chill out in a hot spring - Iceland is equal parts polar adventure and urban sophistication. Your own adventure starts right here, with this inspiring and fully updated guide. * RUN THE RUNTUR - Reykjavik's cafes, bars and clubs revealed and reviewed * GET OUT, GET ABOUT - whether your idea of bliss is dogsledding across the snowy plains, watching whales in the Atlantic or soaking in a spa, we've got every activity covered * DISCOVER THE LAND OF FIRE & ICE - where to experience volcanoes, geysers and glaciers first hand, with comprehensive geographical coverage * UNRAVEL THE MYTHS - sections on Iceland's rich history, folklore and literature explain the country's strong independent spirit * SLUMBER IN STYLE -...


Iceland Travel Map
Manufactured by Globetrotter
1845370147
July 2005
Other Format
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Book Description
The highly successful Globetrotter Travel series, which includes guides, maps, and atlases, presently covers more than eighty destinations worldwide. The packs are an excellent value, including both a guidebook and a soft cover of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.


Lonely Planet Greenland & the Arctic
Etain O'Carroll
1740590953
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Kayak past towering icebergs, dog-sled frozen tundra to picture-postcard villages, marvel at the midnight sun or dancing northern lights - Greenland and the Arctic are the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable experience. Whether you crave quiet solitude or bold adventure, this inspiring and practical guide takes you to the heart of the cold north. • EXPLORING MADE EASY - slumber in colorful cottages, dine on reindeer or sail the coast in style, with our extensive, practical listings • PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE - inspiring itineraries for exploring the Arctic Circle, from Lapland to Deadhorse, Nuuk to the North Pole • GET BENEATH THE SURFACE - topical coverage of cultural and environmental issues affecting the region, with chapters on indigenous peoples and Arctic research projects • AMAZING ENDEAVORS...


Bjork Wow and Flutter
Mark Pytlik
1550225561
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The life and music of Iceland's Björk Gudmundsdottir, from her origins as a burgeoning child star and her days spent training on the battleground of Iceland's notoriously seditious punk scene to her eventual emergence as one of pop music's pioneering figures, are explored in this comprehensive biography. Punk extremist, teenage mother, fashion iconoclast, fierce independent, emotional conduit, feminist antihero, reluctant actress, unabashed music geek, and lover-no side of the complex artist is left unexamined. Described are Björk's merging of naturalism with technology, self-empowerment with unflinching vulnerability, and elements of avant-garde and experimental music with her own irrefutably unique sensibilities. Containing a detailed songbook and more than 30 exclusive interviews with close family members,...


The Rough Guide to Iceland 2
David Leffman
1843532891
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Iceland Travel Pack (Globetrotter Travel Packs Series)
Rowland Mead
1845370139
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The highly successful Globetrotter Travel series, which includes guides, maps, and atlases, presently covers more than eighty destinations worldwide. The packs are an excellent value, including both a guidebook and a soft cover of the fold-out Globetrotter map of the region, in a printed plastic wallet.et.


Lost in Iceland
Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson
9979534672


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Going Fishing
Bruce McMillan
0618472010
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4–McMillan returns to Iceland for his latest photo-documentary. Friðrik spends one day fishing with each of his grandfathers, who live in a small coastal village. The first day he helps catch cod by using reels built into the boat. The next day he joins his father and grandfather, who use nets to catch female lumpfish in order to harvest their roe. Friðrik's enjoyment in the entire enterprise is apparent, but McMillan's photos reveal the hard work involved as well. All of the images are eye-catching, beautifully composed, and crystal clear. Additional information about the two kinds of fish is appended. Fans of the author's other Icelandic outings, Nights of the Pufflings (1995) and Days of the Ducklings (2001, both Houghton), will definitely want this related volume. The book will also...


Iceland: Land of the Sagas
Jon Krakauer
0375752676
October 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In an ingenious approach to a little-viewed land, journalist/outdoorsman Roberts and Krakauer ( Eiger Dreams ) examine Iceland today through its principal literary heritage. The harsh backdrop of the heroic tales featuring the fierce, beautiful Gudrun Osvifrsdottirsp ok or courageous Burnt Njal is much the same as it was in the 13th century when the sagas, blending myth, history and fiction, were written. The most volcanic land in the world, with plentiful waterfalls and hot springs ("geyser" is from the Icelandic geysir ), the country is only four degrees from the Arctic Circle, yet, warmed by the Gulf Stream, possesses deep valleys and pastures to support indigenous populations of horses and sheep, as well as a quarter of a million people. In chapters such as "Of Monks and Vikings" and "Women and Winter,"...


Iceland
Patrick Desgraupes
0810959488
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An astonishing land of fire and ice, where active volcanoes, hot springs, and lava floes stand beside thundering waterfalls, glaciers, and ice fields in deserted, rocky landscapes, Iceland is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. In this breathtaking volume, photographer Patrick Desgraupes has captured, in 175 original photos taken especially for this book, Iceland's drama and mystery as no other photographer before him ever has. From the sweeping expanses of the island's ocean reaches punctuated by twisted pillars of volcanic rock to sublime panoramas of mountain peaks in the blaze of northern sunsets, the otherworldly landscapes of Iceland's interior spring to life in this remarkable book. The Icelandic essayist Einar Mar Jonsson has written a poetic appreciation of his homeland; and science writer...


A Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)
Rory McTurk (Editor)
0631235027
February 24, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This major survey of Old Norse-Icelandic literature and culture comprises 29 chapters written by leading scholars in the field, over a third of whom are Icelanders. At the same time, it conveys a sense of the mainland Scandinavian origins of the Icelandic people, and reflects the ongoing contact between Iceland and other countries and cultures.The volume highlights current debates among Old Norse-Icelandic scholars specializing in different aspects of the subject. Coverage of traditional topics is complemented by material on previously neglected areas of study, such as the sagas of Icelandic bishops and the translated knights' sagas. Chapters on 'archaeology', 'social institutions' and 'geography and travel' make it possible to view the literature in its wider cultural context while chapters on 'reception' and...


Far-Farers: A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem
Victoria Clark
0641654731

Hardcover
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Viking Age Iceland
Jesse L. Byock
0140291156
Aug 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Icelandic Vikings, according to Byock, professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian at UCLA, were far more than fur-clad, flea-bitten, mead-swilling raiders, as legend would have them. In this survey of their surprisingly complex society, spanning the three centuries from the island's settlement to 1260 when the king of Norway took control of it, Byock shows the Icelanders as a strong-willed and legally minded people who managed to carve a living as farmers out of an inhospitable environment while creating a remarkably modern free state governed by powerful laws and notions of honor instead of warlords and kings. He introduces readers to the Icelandic economy, social life (especially blood feuds) and home and family life, including a wonderful illustrated appendix on construction using turf. While this...


List of Lights, Radio AIDS and Fog Signals, 2005 (Pub. 115)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
0160729114
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
NIMA Pub 115. National Imagery and Mapping Agency Publication 115.  2005 edition. 
Contains information available to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) up to 28 June 2005, including Notice to Mariners No. 26 of 2005. Lists major fixed and outermost floating aids tonavigation, such as sea buoys, safety fairway buoys, traffic separation buoys, etc. Important: This publication should be corrected each week from the Notice to Mariners. Contains copyright material.


Iceland
Kathleen W. W. Deady
0516228110
September 2004
Library Binding
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The Christianization of Iceland
Orri Vesteinsson
0198207999
July 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study investigates the role played by the Christian church in the development of power structures in Iceland, from the conversion in AD 1000 to the end of the thirteenth century. It demonstrates that by the time of the union with the Norwegian kingdom in 1262, fundamental constitutional
changes had been brought about as a direct consequence of Christianization.


Iceland
Manufactured by Hunter Publishing Staff
1843060388
May 2003
Paperback
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Travel Books Review
"Among the best travel book series, with attention to detail, plus numerous color photographs and fine maps." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

New York Daily News
"If these delectable guides' plentiful pix don't get you drooling, get your salivary glands checked. The text is also noteworthy." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Bobby Fischer Goes to War : How A Lone American Star Defeated the Soviet Chess Machine
David Edmonds, John Eidinow
0060510250
March 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film. Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow have set out to reexamine the story we recollect as the quintessential cold war clash between a lone American star and the Soviet chess machine. A mesmerizing narrative of brilliance and triumph, hubris and despair, Bobby Fischer Goes to War is a...



The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow (Living History Library)
Allen French
1883937019
June 1995
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Rolf, a young bowman in eleventh-century Iceland, faces many dangers as he tries to bring to justice the men responsible for his father's death.

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