Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft

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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 across the Pacific Ocean. 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. He decided to prove his theory by building a boat using the materials that would have been available to those pre-Columbian sailors and duplicating their legendary voyage. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a raft built from balsa wood, bamboo, and hemp. After three months and 4,300 nautical miles on the open sea 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. This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Media Tie-In ed.
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1476753377
  • 9781476753379
  • 65,109

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