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📝Kon Tiki Book Synopsis : 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
📝Kon Tiki Book Synopsis : “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.
📝Kon Tiki Book Synopsis : “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.
📝Kon Tiki Book Synopsis : 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.
📒A Hero For The Atomic Age ✍ Axel Andersson
📝A Hero for the Atomic Age Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Challenging The Pacific ✍ Maud Fontenoy
📝Challenging the Pacific Book Synopsis : Fontenoy follows Across the Savage Sea (2005), the account of her solo row across the Atlantic with a new challenge: crossing the Pacific along the "Kon-Tiki" route from Peru to the Marquesas.
📒Se Or Kon Tiki ✍ Arnold Jacoby
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📒Kontiki The Crab ✍ Stephen Estella
📝Kontiki the Crab Book Synopsis : Kontiki was content. He had everything. A great home and plenty of food. The sun was always shining and the beautiful clear water lapped the shore. Kontiki's family and friends would scurry over and under the rock's searching for food and would hide quickly if a strange shadow passed over them. When they peeked out of their hidey holes they would see birds and hide again until it was safe to come out.
📝Thor Heyerdahl s Kon Tiki in a New Light Book Synopsis :
📒The Kon Tiki Expedition ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
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📒Sea Drift ✍ Peter Joseph Capelotti
📝Sea Drift Book Synopsis : Heyerdahl's radical thesis of a prehistoric world where ancient mariners traveled 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.".
📒The Kon Tiki Expedition By Raft Across The South Seas ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
📝The Kon Tiki Expedition by Raft Across the South Seas Book Synopsis : Reprint. Originally published: George Allen & Unwin, 1950.
📒The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki ✍ Deborah Kogan Ray
📝The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki Book Synopsis : 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.
📒The Kon Tiki Man ✍ Christopher Ralling
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📝The Kon Tiki Expedition Edited and Abridged by G C Thornley Etc Eighth Hong Kong Impression Book Synopsis :
📒Kon Tiki Revisited ✍ Robert Langdon
📝Kon Tiki Revisited Book Synopsis : In 1526, ships of a Spanish expedition entered the Pacific from the Straits of Magellan. The San Lesmes, a caravel of eighty tonnes with a crew of fifty-three, was separated from the fleet by a storm and never seen again. Four centuries later, in 1929, four iron cannons were found on the reef of the Amanu atoll, French Polynesia. The find created little interest until 1975, when Robert Langdon argues in The lost caravel that the cannons were from the San Lesmes, the crew had survived and intermarried, and that vital aspects of the wider development of Pacific Island communities needed to be readdressed. In Kon-Tiki revisited Langdon makes his final outstanding contribution to our knowledge of Polynesian origins.
📒The Kon Tiki Expedition Abridged And Simplified By Norman Wymer ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
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📒Kon Tiki Y Yo ✍ Erik Hesselberg
📝Kon Tiki y yo Book Synopsis : The author relates the voyage of the Kon-Tiki expedition across 4300 miles of ocean in a raft as he experienced and sketched it.
📒Kon Tiki Ekspeditionen ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
📝Kon Tiki ekspeditionen Book Synopsis : Den norske etnolog og zoolog Thor Heyerdahl og hans fem mand store besætnings oplevelser, da de i 1947 på ca. 100 dage sejlede over Stillehavet fra Peru til Polynesien på en balsatømmerflåde for at bevise at befolkningen på Polynesien oprindelig var udvandret fra Sydamerika.