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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

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andlt;I andgt;Kon-Tikiandlt;/Iandgt; is the record of an astonishing adventure across the Pacific Ocean. 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. He decided to prove his theory by building a boat using the materials that would have been available to those pre-Columbian sailors and duplicating their legendary voyage.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a raft built from balsa wood, bamboo, and hemp. After three months and 4,300 nautical miles on the open sea they sighted landand#8212;the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Translated into sixty-five languages, andlt;I andgt;Kon-Tiki andlt;/Iandgt;is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courageand#8212;a magnificent saga of men against the sea.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.

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Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure across the Pacific Ocean. 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. He decided to prove his theory by building a boat using the materials that would have been available to those pre-Columbian sailors and duplicating their legendary voyage.

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a raft built from balsa wood, bamboo, and hemp. After three months and 4,300 nautical miles on the open sea 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

andlt;Bandgt;Thor Heyerdahlandlt;/Bandgt; 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476753379
Author:
Heyerdahl, Thor
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Media Tie-In
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 b/w photo insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in

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"Synopsis" by , Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure across the Pacific Ocean. 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. He decided to prove his theory by building a boat using the materials that would have been available to those pre-Columbian sailors and duplicating their legendary voyage.

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a raft built from balsa wood, bamboo, and hemp. After three months and 4,300 nautical miles on the open sea 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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