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Brown, Nancy Marie

Overview
Works: 23 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 5,744 library holdings
Genres: Sagas  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Popular works  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TP248.65.F66, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Marie Brown
Mendel in the kitchen : a scientist's view of genetically modified foods by Nina V Fedoroff( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of scientifically improved crops. Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic "--HTML title screen
The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the achievements of medieval Pope Sylvester II, revealing his lesser-known role in promoting scientific awareness throughout turn-of-the-first-millennium Catholicism and his introduction of Arabic numerals to Europe
The far traveler : voyages of a Viking woman by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid sailed past the edge of the known world. She landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, few believed that the details of Gudrid's story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman's last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. Joining scientists with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeological techniques, and tracing Gudrid's steps on land and in the sagas, author Brown reconstructs a life that spanned--and expanded--the bounds of the then-known world.--From publisher description
Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Who carved them? Where? Brown explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games
Song of the Vikings : Snorri and the making of the Norse myths by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are read, reread, and treasured. Famous storytellers such as JRR Tolkien and Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging Vikings. The author who gave us Nordic mythology is a twelfth-century Icelandic chieftain by the name of Snorri Sturluson. Like Homer, Snorri was a bard, writing down and embellishing the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. While his stories make great reading for children, the amazing world of medieval Scandinavia has been omitted from narrative history. [Here], Nancy Marie Brown brings to life the intrigue and power struggles at the court of medieval Reykjav'k that Snorri inhabited. Drawing on new and original research, her deep knowledge of Icelandic history, and first-hand reading of the original medieval sources, Brown produces a richly textured narrative of a world that continues to fascinate."--
The Saga of Gudrid : the far-traveler by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Father," Gudrid said, "when winter is over, my husband and I want to explore this Wine Land. Will you lend us your ship?" The room fell dead quiet. She could feel the hush. Her father put down his knife and looked at her, astonished. "One shipwreck is not enough? "The quiet domestic life-spinning yarn, making cheese and skyr, collecting herbs for tea-might have been enough for other young women, but it was not enough for Gudrid, daughter of Thorbjorn of Laugarbrekka. If Leif Eiriksson could sail west and find a rich new land, why not Gudrid? What else lay beyond the western edge of the world the Vikings knew? The medieval Icelandic sagas recorded the bare bones of Gudrid's story, hinting at the adventures and accomplishments that would make her a legend for a thousand years. Now, in The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler, Nancy Marie Brown fills in the details, creating an engaging portrait of an extraordinary young woman determined to make her own way in a world dominated by men, using her wits, her imagination, and her courage. --Provided by publisher
Ivory Vikings : the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them by Nancy Marie Brown( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Who carved them? Where? Brown explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. 2015
Holding infinity at bay : systematics collections at Penn State by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shokutaku no menderu : kagakusha ga kangaeru idenshi kumikae shokuhin by Nina V Fedoroff( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abacus and the Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undergraduate research/Penn State magazine by Dana Elaine Bauer( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Puffins and Mittens: An Island Adventure by Nancy Marie Brown( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author gets as close as possible to a volcano erupting in Iceland
A scientist's view of genetically modified foods( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The prankster Merlin from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Robert de Boron by Nancy Marie Brown( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Too Close to a Volcano? by Nancy Marie Brown( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why are Icelandic horses called the "bridges of Iceland"?
Decoding life's instruction book : the 2001 Penn State lectures on the frontiers of science( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first basic in education by Nancy Marie Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning from a Baby Bear by Nancy Marie Brown( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wildlife biologists study bears while the bears are in hibernation
Odyssey through literature( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

S. Leonard Rubinstein interviews Indian-American poet Agha Shahid Ali, who reads from and discusses his poems
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1 edition published in 2015 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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