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Kon-Tiki

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ISBN13: 9780671726522
ISBN10: 0671726528
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific.

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage.

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land—the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.

Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage—a magnificent saga of men against the sea.

This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.

Synopsis:

The story of the Pacific journey by six men on a raft in search of the path taken by Kon-Tiki, a white voyager, 1500 years before.

Synopsis:

Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific.

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage.

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land—the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.

Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage—a magnificent saga of men against the sea.

This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.

About the Author

Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian explorer, adventurer, and writer. Born in 1914, he became famous for his daring 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. He died in Italy in 2002.

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TheDudeSurfs, January 27, 2014 (view all comments by TheDudeSurfs)
Such an awesome book. Really well-written. Fascinating subject. I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended.
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egogrif, September 18, 2010 (view all comments by egogrif)
I first read this book when I was actually living on an island in the middle of the ocean. Despite my own fantastic surroundings, the story of Kon-Tiki swept me away with thoughts of adventure, isolation, amazement, quite nights with the stars reflecting in the water, sea beasts rising up out of the deep, and the idea that anything is possible if you are brave (or foolish) enough. This book will provide fodder for your imagination for years to come!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671726522
Other:
Heyerdahl, Thor
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Heyerdahl, Thor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - South Pacific
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Far eastern
Subject:
Pacific ocean
Subject:
Kon-tiki ekspedisjonen, 1947
Subject:
Polynesians
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Heyerdahl, thor
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
adventure, Polynesia, high seas adventure, explorer, extreme travel,
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Wsp Enriched Classic
Series Volume:
v. 33
Publication Date:
May 1990
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 5.46 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The story of the Pacific journey by six men on a raft in search of the path taken by Kon-Tiki, a white voyager, 1500 years before.
"Synopsis" by , Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific.

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage.

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land—the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.

Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage—a magnificent saga of men against the sea.

This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.

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