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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
A Book

by Thor Heyerdahl

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1451685920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Kon-Tiki has been prepared by an editorial committee headed by Harry Shefter, professor of English at New York University. It includes a foreword by the author, a selection of critical excerpts, notes, an index, and a unique visual essay of the voyage.

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
Across the Pacific by Raft

by Thor Heyerdahl

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-11-11
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1632200171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“One of the great adventures of our time.” —Life “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, Thor 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. For three months, the bold young men made their way across the pacific at the complete mercy of the ocean. They encountered storms that threatened to tear their raft apart, whales large enough to sink them in the blink of an eye, and sharks ready to feast on any man unfortunate enough to fall overboard. In the true spirit of adventure, they held on until finally making landfall on a remote Polynesian island, proving Heyerdahl’s theory possible after all. 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.

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki
Read Along or Enhanced eBook

by Deborah Kogan Ray

  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-03-29
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 1684447097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition
By Raft Across the South Seas

by Thor Heyerdahl

  • Publisher : London : G. Allen & Unwin [1950]
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about the raft voyage by Thor Heyerdahl and his five companions across the South Pacific to prove that the Polynesians came from South America.

Study Guide to Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl

Study Guide to Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl
A Book

by Intelligent Education

  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Release : 2020-06-28
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 1645425053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Thor Heyerdahl, whose career as a zoologist was influenced by the interests of his parents. Titles in this study guide include Kon Tiki and Aku Aku. As an author of twentieth-century travel literature, Heyerdahl had a profound fascination with outdoor life and traveling. His devotion and pursuit of knowledge won him countless medals, memberships, and other honors. Moreover, his stories contained descriptions of places like Easter Island and the Marquesas Islands. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Heyerdahl’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki in a New Light

Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki in a New Light
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9788292967058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition
A Book

by Thor Heyerdahl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kon-Tiki and I

Kon-Tiki and I
A Book

by Erik Hesselberg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9780153022555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Challenging the Pacific

Challenging the Pacific
The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route

by Maud Fontenoy

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-11-07
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1628722282
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles in seventy-three days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman to complete what is known as the “Kon-Tiki” route. Alone at sea for days and nights on end, Fontenoy’s story relates the ups and downs of her time at sea, from circling sharks to the celebrity welcome upon her journey’s end. Named one of Time Magazine International’s thirty most important people of 2005, Fontenoy presents the reader with a terrific, entertaining adventure story on the high seas as she faces the Pacific Ocean. Fontenoy overcame the odds as well as her personal doubts and fears, demonstrating not only her indomitable courage and strength, but proving once again that women can conquer the most difficult and treacherous obstacles.

The Kon-Tiki Expedition ... Edited and Abridged by G. C. Thornley, Etc. (Eighth Hong Kong Impression.).

The Kon-Tiki Expedition ... Edited and Abridged by G. C. Thornley, Etc. (Eighth Hong Kong Impression.).
A Book

by Thor Heyerdahl,Granville Calland THORNLEY

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kon-Tiki Man

Kon-Tiki Man
An Illustrated Biography of Thor Heyerdahl

by Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books Llc
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the life of the Norwegian explorer, scientist, and anthropologist, examines and explains his scientific theories, and describes his explorations, including the Kon-Tiki and Ra voyages

A Hero for the Atomic Age

A Hero for the Atomic Age
Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Expedition

by Axel Andersson

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781906165314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Señor Kon-Tiki

Señor Kon-Tiki
The Biography of Thor Heyerdahl

by Arnold Jacoby

  • Publisher : London : Allen & Unwin
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
The Pacific Drifter

by Robyn P. Watts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9781925714074
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the amazing story of the journey of the Kon-Tiki, a balsa wood raft which sailed and drifted from South America to the Pacific over 101 days and over 7000km. Thor Heyerdahl believed that the ancient South American people had travelled this route hundreds of years ago and he set out on this daring adventure to try and prove his theory. A great introduction to our Pacific region and also to design and technologies discussions.

Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact

Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact
A Book

by Jerald Fritzinger

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-03-14
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1329972163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact examines the discovery and settlement of The New World hundreds and even thousands of years before Christopher Columbus was born.

Kon-Tiki and I

Kon-Tiki and I
Illustrations with Text Begun on the Pacific on Board the Raft "Kon-Tiki" and Completed at "Solbakken" in Borre

by Erik Hesselberg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition
By Raft Across the South Seas

by Thor Heyerdahl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To prove that the Polynesians came from South America, the author and his friends crossed the Pacific on a raft copied from the Incas.

Putešestvie na "Kon-Tiki"

Putešestvie na 'Kon-Tiki'
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl
A Book

by John Malam

  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781575053646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people.

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
A Book

by Voyager Company

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996-12-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781559407151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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