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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
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  • Release Date :2013-12-24
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 162914634X
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Summary : “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 and I

Kon-Tiki and I
  • Author : Erik Hesselberg
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :71
  • ISBN : 9780153022555
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
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  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :329
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The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Deborah Kogan Ray
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  • Release Date :2018-03-29
  • Total pages :33
  • ISBN : 1684447097
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Summary : 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.

Señor Kon-Tiki

Señor Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Arnold Jacoby
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1968
  • Total pages :286
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Kon-Tiki Man

Kon-Tiki Man
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling
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  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :335
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Axel Andersson
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 9781906165314
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Summary : 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.

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

Study Guide to Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl
  • Author : Intelligent Education
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  • Release Date :2020-06-28
  • Total pages :62
  • ISBN : 1645425053
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Summary : 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.

Kon-Tiki Revisited

Kon-Tiki Revisited
  • Author : Robert Langdon
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 9781740971348
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Summary : 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.

Journey of the Kon-Tiki

Journey of the Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Katrina Van Horn
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  • Release Date :20??
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 9780547018621
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The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Raft Across the South Seas

The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Raft Across the South Seas
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 1447411412
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Summary : Reprint. Originally published: George Allen & Unwin, 1950.

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.).
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl,Granville Calland THORNLEY
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  • Release Date :1963
  • Total pages :146
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Challenging the Pacific

Challenging the Pacific
  • Author : Maud Fontenoy
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  • Release Date :2012-05
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1611455049
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Summary : 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.

The Kon-Tiki expedition

The Kon-Tiki expedition
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
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  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :146
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Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki in a New Light

Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki in a New Light
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9788292967058
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