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“Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? …Reply at once.” That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made of forty-foot balsa logs and named “Kon-Tiki” in honor of a legendary sun king, Heyerdahl and five companions deliberately risked their lives to show that the ancient Peruvians could have made the 4,300-mile voyage to the Polynesian islands on a similar craft. On every page of this true chronicle—from the actual building of the raft through all the dangerous and comic adventures on the sea, to the spectacular crash-landing and the native islanders’ hula dances—each reader will find a wholesome and spellbinding escape from the twenty-first century.

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Genre: History
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-12-24
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781629146348

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The author relates the voyage of the Kon-Tiki expedition across 4300 miles of ocean in a raft as he experienced and sketched it.

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Genre: Expedition
Author: Erik Hesselberg
Publisher:
Release: 1994
File: 71 Pages
ISBN-13: 0153022558

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Combining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph—this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous Kon-Tiki expedition, during which he sailed a raft 5,000 miles from the coast of South America to the islands of the South Pacific. Author Deborah Kogan Ray clearly and succinctly sets up how Norwegian anthropologist Heyerdahl became convinced that ancient Peruvians arrived in the South Pacific via raft, why he wanted to re-create the voyage, and how he planned for it. She uses primary-source quotations on each spread to shore up the factual history of the events portrayed in the book. Her illustrations add emotion to this harrowing journey. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Release: 2018-03-29
File: 33 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781684447091

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Christopher Ralling
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
Release: 1991-09-01
File: 325 Pages
ISBN-13: 1850892970

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Nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Academy Awards In English and many other languages the name 'Kon-Tiki' has become a byword for adventure and the exotic. The journey of the Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polynesia in 1947 became one of the founding myths of the postwar world. In the voyage of six Scandinavians and a parrot on a balsa raft across the Pacific Ocean the classic journey of discovery was re-invented for generations to come. Kon-Tiki spoke of heroism, masculinity, free-spirited rebellion against scientific dogmatism, and the promise of an attainable exotic world, while it updated these mythological staples to fit the times. After years of relentless media exploitation of the 101-day raft journey, Heyerdahl emerged as the protagonist in a legend that helped to create a new postwar West. A Hero for the Atomic Age tells the story of how Heyerdahl organized an expedition to sail a balsa raft from Callao in Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia, and explains how he turned this physical crossing into an epic narrative that became imbued with a universal appeal. The book also addresses, for the first time, the problematic nature of Heyerdahl's theory that a white culture-bearing race had initiated all the world's great civilizations.

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Genre: History
Author: Axel Andersson
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release: 2010
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 1906165319

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Genre:
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher:
Release: 1966
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:752682085

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Reprint. Originally published: George Allen & Unwin, 1950.

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Genre: History
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher: Tansill Press
Release: 2011
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781447411413

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In a personal account of determination and accomplishment, the author of Across the Savage Sea describes her challenging effort to row across the Pacific Ocean, chronicling the long and difficult voyage from Peru westward as she overcame stifling tropical heat, the elements, solitude, and the ever-circling sharks to achieve her goal.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Maud Fontenoy
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release: 2012-05
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781611455045

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The author relates the voyage of the Kon-Tiki expedition across 4300 miles of ocean in a raft as he experienced and sketched it.

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Genre: Explorers
Author: Erik Hesselberg
Publisher:
Release: 1950
File: 76 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015019066367

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It was the original Survivor series, only without the omnipresent cameras, paramedics, and faux tribal rituals. Between the spring of 1947 and the summer of the year 2006, more than forty expeditions sought to drift across the oceans of the world on rafts. These audacious voyages began with the legendary Kon-Tiki expedition, under the leadership of the renowned Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. The Kon-Tiki raft drifted more than four thousand miles from Peru to Polynesia, and remained afloat months after experts predicted it would sink to the bottom of the Pacific. Heyerdahl's radical thesis of a prehistoric world where ancient mariners drifted between continents on ocean currents electrified the postwar world. His Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft sold twenty million copies in sixty-five languages. In the wake of Kon-Tiki documents all of the transoceanic raft expeditions that were organized and carried out in the half century after Kon-Tiki. Spanning more than fifty years and recounting more than forty expeditions, In the wake of Kon-Tiki is a riveting chronicle of human daring, endurance, and folly.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Pete J. Capelotti
Publisher:
Release: 2013-10
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 161179269X

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