Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki

Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1990-05
Total Pages : 308 Pages
ISBN : 9780671726522


The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki

The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki

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
Total Pages : 33 Pages
ISBN : 9781684447091


Kon Tiki And I

Kon Tiki And I

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
Total Pages : 76 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015019066367


Study Guide To Kon Tiki And Aku Aku By Thor Heyerdahl

Study Guide To Kon Tiki And Aku Aku By Thor Heyerdahl

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.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author : Intelligent Education
Publisher : Influence Publishers
Release : 2020-06-28
Total Pages : 62 Pages
ISBN : 9781645425052


The Raftsmen

The Raftsmen

"aTold through a blend of non-fiction storytelling, narrative comics and archival imagery"--Back cover.

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Genre : HISTORY
Author : Ryan Barnett
Publisher : Firefly Books
Release : 2017-10
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1770859780


Challenging The Pacific

Challenging The Pacific

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
Total Pages : 169 Pages
ISBN : 9781611455045


Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki

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.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-05-07
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781451685923


A Hero For The Atomic Age

A Hero For The Atomic Age

In English and many other languages the name «Kon-Tiki» is 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 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 : Ethnology
Author : Axel Andersson
Publisher : Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers
Release : 2017-12-29
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 1788742753


The Kon Tiki Man

The Kon Tiki Man

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


Se Or Kon Tiki

Se Or Kon Tiki

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Genre : Anthropologists
Author : Arnold Jacoby
Publisher : London : Allen & Unwin
Release : 1968
Total Pages : 286 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015022651130