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Frommer's Norway
Darwin Porter
076457826X
May 2005
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go — they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Turn to Frommer's for complete, up-to-date coverage of Europe's most scenic and unspoiled region. In one easy-to-use guide, you'll find the very best of Norway from city sightseeing to wilderness adventures,...



Skis Against the Atom: The Exciting, First Hand Account of Heroism and Daring Sabotage During the Nazi Occupation of Norway
Knut Haukelid
0942323076
August 1989
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Book Description
The exciting, first-hand account of heroism and daring sabotage during the Nazi occupation of Norway. The outcome of World War II could very possibly have been much different if Knut Haukelid and his small, but courageous band of Norwegian soldiers had not been successful in sabotaging the Nazis supply of heavy water. The heavy water produced at a facility in occupied Norway was vital to Hitlers race with the United States to develop the atomic bomb. Knut Haukelids Skis Against The Atom gives the reader an intimate account of the valiant and self-sacrificing service that the not-to-be-subdued Norwegians performed for the whole free world.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian

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Eyewitness Travel Guide: Norway
Snorre Evensberget
078949339X
May 2003
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Book Description
See the best Norway has to offer, from stunning fjords and solitary mountains to the cosmopolitan city of Oslo and small fishing villages, in this inspiring guide. Includes practical advice on hiking, skiing, night life and local culinary specialties. Features over 850 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations.


Lonely Planet Norway, 3rd Edition
Graeme Cornwallis
1740595203
April 2005
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Book Description
Marvel at spectacular fjords and dramatic glaciers, discover vast wildernesses and thrill to exhilartaing outdoor activities - Norway is every nature lover's dream destination. Whether you're exploring diverse landscapes or ambling through enchanting towns, this guide enables you to truly connect with the Land of the Midnight Sun. • BE INSPIRED - full-color highlights, practical planning sections and six itineraries get you on your way • OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - detailed coverage of Arctic Norway and other distant wonderlands broaden your horizons • REST EASY - comprehensive reviews on all accommodation from far-flung mountain huts to stylish boutique hotels • GET AROUND - reliable, grid-referenced maps and our handy Transport chapter help you get from A to Bergen • UNTIE YOUR TONGUE - the...


Norway/Sweden Pocket Map
Hammond World Atlas Corporation
0843718900
Apr 2004
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Book Description
The Hammond International Series of travel maps feature state-of-the-art digitized mapmaking to ensure an unparalleled degree of accuracy. All city maps feature regional insets and all country maps feature city insets. Both maps and atlases are printed on high quality paper, with sturdy covers for increased durability. Each map also contains a comprehensive index.


Style & Splendor : The Wardrobe of Queen Maud of Norway 1896-1938
Anne Kjellberg, Susan North
1851774548
February 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the late 19th century, women wore bustles, corsets, and ankle-length petticoats under skirts that swept the ground. By the 1930s, some of the same women were wearing trousers, short skirts, and simple draped dresses. Nowhere is this extraordinary transition more beautifully and extensively documented than in the wardrobe of Queen Maud of Norway, the granddaughter of England's Queen Victoria. One of the best-dressed women of her age, she took every opportunity to indulge her passion for clothes.

Style and Splendour showcases some of Queen Maud's most spectacular garments. Using photographs of her magnificent clothes and accessories, most made by the foremost designers of her day and now preserved in Oslo, the book tells the story of the evolution of women's fashion from the 1890s to the 1930s. AUTHOR BIO:...


Norway Bed and Breakfast Book
Anne Marit Bjorgen
1589802950
Feb 2005
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Book Description
From Østfold to Oslo, Vestfold to Vest-Agder, and Nord-Trøndelag to Nordland, this premier guide offers over 150 listings of friendly and hospitable Norwegian hosts and their available lodgings in a land known for its majestic mountains and fjords. Now in its sixth edition, the book includes updated, detailed information on each establishment, information on surrounding areas, and quaint pen-and-ink renderings of each accommodation, illustrated by the author. Listings in Norwegian, English, and German include high-standard bed and breakfasts, small family-owned inns, private homes, cabins, townhouses, manors, farms, and even old-fashioned staburs (storage huts). The book is equipped with excellent color maps of each region, detailed directions to each establishment, and an evaluation form welcoming...


Assault In Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program
Thomas Gallagher
1585747505
November 2002
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Review
"An exciting and dramatic episode."
--Library Journal


Fodor's Norway, 7th Edition
Fodor's
1400013224
Mar 2004
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Book Description
Journey to the rooftop of Europe where you will find a long and narrow swathe of land filled with clear lakes, lush forests and rugged mountains. Western Norway, bordered by the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is the fabled land of majestic fjords, while to the northeast the countryside is more subdued, punctuated with rolling hills and abundant valleys. Our local writers have traveled from the cosmopolitan cities to the southern beaches to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for Norway, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best - "Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

- Two-color interior design makes it easier to...


We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
David Armine Howarth
1558219730
August 1999
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Book Review
If this story of espionage and survival were a novel, readers might dismiss the Shackleton-like exploits of its hero as too fantastic to be taken seriously. But respected historian David Howarth confirmed the details of Jan Baalsrud's riveting tale. It begins in the spring of 1943, with Norway occupied by the Nazis and the Allies desperate to open the northern sea lanes to Russia. Baalsrud and three compatriots plan to smuggle themselves into their homeland by boat, spend the summer recruiting and training resistance fighters, and launch a surprise attack on a German air base. But he's betrayed shortly after landfall, and a quick fight leaves Baalsrud alone and trapped on a freezing island above the Arctic Circle. He's poorly clothed (one foot is entirely bare), has a head start of only a few hundred yards on his Nazi...


Snow Treasure
Marie McSwigan
0590425374
October 1988
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Marie McSwigan's book is based on the story a Norwegian ship captain told as he unloaded a cargo of gold in wartime. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan (Scholastic, pap. 1986) is an exciting, suspenseful tale of Norwegian children and their contributions to protecting their town's gold during the German occupation in 1940. Convinced that the Germans will try to steal their town's considerable wealth of gold bouillon from the banks, the townsmen decide that it must be removed. Since a group of adults can't remove the gold without the Germans finding out, the townsmen develop a daring plan involving the children. In teams,...


Keeping Christmas: Yuletide Traditions in Norway and the New Land
Kathleen Stokker
0873513908
September 2001
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The Rescue Artist : A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
Edward Dolnick
0060531177
June 28, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The little-known world of art theft is compellingly portrayed in Dolnick's account of the 1994 theft and recovery of Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream. The theft was carried out with almost comical ease at Norway's National Gallery in Oslo on the very morning that the Winter Olympics began in that city. Despite the low-tech nature of the crime, the local police were baffled, and Dolnick (Down the Great Unknown; Madness on the Couch) makes a convincing case that the fortunate resolution of the investigation was almost exclusively due to the expertise, ingenuity and daring of the "rescue artist" of the title: Charley Hill, a Scotland Yard undercover officer and former Fulbright scholar who has made recovering stolen art treasures his life's work. Hill is a larger-than-life figure who seems lifted from the...


The Vinland Sagas
Anonymous
0140441549
May 1965
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Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole
Roland Huntford
0375754741
September 1999
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Book Review
On December 14, 1911, the classical age of polar exploration ended when Norway's Roald Amundsen conquered the South Pole. His competitor for the prize, Britain's Robert Scott, arrived one month later--but died on the return with four of his men only 11 miles from their next cache of supplies. But it was Scott, ironically, who became the legend, Britain's heroic failure, "a monument to sheer ambition and bull-headed persistence. His achievement was to perpetuate the romantic myth of the explorer as martyr, and ... to glorify suffering and self-sacrifice as ends in themselves." The world promptly forgot about Amundsen.

Biographer Ronald Huntford's attempt to restore Amundsen to glory, first published in 1979 under the title Scott and Amundsen, has been thawed as part of the Modern Library Exploration series,...



The Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
Kevin Crossley-Holland
0394748468
July 12, 1981
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Book Description
Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the author has re-created 32 classic Norse Myths that compete in power with Greek mythology.


King Harald's Saga
Snorri Sturluson
0140441832
Oct 1976
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Paul Galdone
0899190359
September 15, 1981
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 Only the familiar plot of this well-known Norwegian folktale is recognizable in this revision. Gone is the cadence and beauty of G. W. Dasent's translation of Asbjornsen and Moe's text, found in Marcia Brown's version (HBJ, 1957; o.p.). Instead there is language devoid of rhythm and mystery. In addition, unnecessary motivations are ascribed to the characters that serve to explain the reason for their violent actions (the troll is hungry; the big Billy Goat Gruff is angry). These explanations serve only to dilute the power of the story. The full-color illustrations are humorous; the goats walk about on their hind legs, the smallest goat wears a diaper and sucks a pacifier, and the biggest wears a black leather jacket, to reinforce the point that he is tough enough to destroy the troll. The...


Norway
Jean F. Blashfield
0516206516
March 2000
Library Binding
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From Booklist
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Card catalog description
Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, sports and arts, and people of Norway.


Gunnar's Daughter
Sigrid Undset
014118020X
Apr 1998
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Norway
Mike Hepso
0836823621
May 2003
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
An overview of Norway that includes information on geography, history, government, language, culture, and current issues.


Painted Rooms: Scandinavian Interiors by Sigmund Aarseth
Gudmund Aarseth (Photographer)
0967458358
August 2004
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Book Description
Traditional decorative arts meet contemporary living in the Scandinavian interiors of Sigmund Aarseth. ‘Painted Rooms’ presents an impressive variety of beautifully painted interiors, from colorful traditional Norwegian farmhouses to exciting commercial interiors. The book shows the innovation, experimentation and individuality which has always been an important part of the Norwegian psyche. It also documents a renewed demand for colorful, decorated rooms in Norway. The broad range of styles and techniques featured in this book makes it a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in interiors, decorative arts or Scandinavian lifestyles and traditions. It is also an indispensable reference book for decorative artists, interior designers and crafts people of any discipline. Contains more than 200 color...

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