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Leif Ericson

(ˈliːf ˈɛrɪksən)
n
(Biography) See Ericson
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Er•ic•son

or Er•ics•son

(ˈɛr ɪk sən)

n.
Leif, fl. A.D. c1000, Norse mariner (son of Eric the Red).
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Chapters 4, "Leif Eiriksson Explores Another New Land," and 5, "Who Were the Skraelings?" treat the discovery of North America by Norse Greenlanders and their attempted settlement in the New World, which was abandoned because of clashes with the aboriginals.
A theme of `discovery` has been chosen to promote the carrier`s operations, representing not only the history of Iceland with the Year 2000 marking the 1000th anniversary of the discovery of North America by the Icelandic explorer Leif Eiriksson, but also the carrier`s approach to air travel.
Fifteen years later, Eric's son Leif Eiriksson also sailed from Greenland with his family to find the new land.