Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki

“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.

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Genre : History
Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-11-11
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781632200174


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

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


The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition

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.

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Genre : Ethnology
Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher : London : G. Allen & Unwin [1950]
Release : 1950
Total Pages : 235 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015019066409


A Hero For The Atomic Age

A Hero For The Atomic Age

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
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 1906165319


The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition

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Genre :
Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher :
Release : 1970
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN :


Folly And Glory

Folly And Glory

In this brilliant saga—the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives and an epic in its own right—Larry McMurtry lives up to his reputation for delivering novels with “wit, grace, and more than a hint of what might be called muscular nostalgia, fit together to create a panoramic portrait of the American West” (The New York Times Book Review). As this finale opens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his retainers, English, American, and Native American. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband, Jim Snow, anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or knows where to go to next. Neither does anyone else—even Captain Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is puzzled by the great changes sweeping over the West, replacing red men and buffalo with towns and farms. In the meantime, Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans, where he meets up with a muscular black giant named Juppy, who turns out to be one of Lord Berrybender’s many illegitimate offspring, and in whose company they make their way back to Santa Fe. But even they are unable to prevent the Mexicans from carrying the Berrybender family on a long and terrible journey across the desert to Vera Cruz. Starving, dying of thirst, and in constant, bloody battle with slavers pursuing them, the Berrybenders finally make their way to civilization—if New Orleans of the time can be called that—where Jim Snow has to choose between Tasmin and the great American plains, on which he has lived all his life in freedom, and where, after all her adventures, Tasmin must finally decide where her future lies. With a cast of characters that includes almost every major real-life figure of the West, Folly and Glory is a novel that represents the culmination of a great and unique four-volume saga of the early days of the West; it is one of Larry McMurtry’s finest achievements.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Larry McMurtry
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-06-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 1451607695


The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition

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Genre : Kon-Tiki Expedition
Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher :
Release : 1982
Total Pages : 235 Pages
ISBN : 0049100734


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


The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki

The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki

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Genre : Ethnology
Author : Deborah Kogan Ray
Publisher :
Release : 2015-08
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1580896219