Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781632200174
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki
Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781684447091
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Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781451685923
Available:
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 235
ISBN: UOM:39015019066409
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Release: 1950
Editor: London : G. Allen & Unwin [1950]
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Hero for the Atomic Age

A Hero for the Atomic Age
Author: Axel Andersson
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1906165319
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Release: 2010
Editor: Peter Lang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 235
ISBN: 0049100734
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Se or Kon Tiki

Se  or Kon Tiki
Author: Arnold Jacoby
Pages: 286
ISBN: UOM:39015022651130
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Release: 1968
Editor: London : Allen & Unwin
Language: en

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Folly and Glory

Folly and Glory
Author: Larry McMurtry
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1451607695
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki
Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1580896219
Available:
Release: 2015-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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
Pages: 146
ISBN: OCLC:504784741
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Kon Tiki Man

The Kon Tiki Man
Author: Christopher Ralling
Pages: 325
ISBN: 1850892970
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Release: 1991-09-01
Editor: Isis Large Print Books
Language: en

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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
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9781645425052
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Release: 2020-06-28
Editor: Influence Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Thor Heyerdahl s Kon Tiki in a New Light

Thor Heyerdahl s Kon Tiki in a New Light
Author: Anonim
Pages: 254
ISBN: 8292967052
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Challenging the Pacific

Challenging the Pacific
Author: Maud Fontenoy
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781611455045
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Release: 2012-05
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

In Kon Tiki s Wake

In Kon Tiki s Wake
Author: Pete J. Capelotti
Pages: 316
ISBN: 161179269X
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Release: 2013-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It was the original Survivor series, only without the omnipresent cameras, paramedics, and faux tribal rituals. Between the spring of 1947 and the summer of the year 2006, more than forty expeditions sought to drift across the oceans of the world on rafts. These audacious voyages began with the legendary Kon-Tiki expedition, under the leadership of the renowned Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. The Kon-Tiki raft drifted more than four thousand miles from Peru to Polynesia, and remained afloat months after experts predicted it would sink to the bottom of the Pacific. Heyerdahl's radical thesis of a prehistoric world where ancient mariners drifted 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. In the wake of Kon-Tiki documents all of the transoceanic raft expeditions that were organized and carried out in the half century after Kon-Tiki. Spanning more than fifty years and recounting more than forty expeditions, In the wake of Kon-Tiki is a riveting chronicle of human daring, endurance, and folly.

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 165
ISBN: PSU:000029363339
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Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FABRIC OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE SHORT NORTH

Kon Tiki Man

Kon Tiki Man
Author: Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling
Pages: 335
ISBN: IND:30000027329998
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Release: 1991
Editor: Chronicle Books Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Kon Tiki and I

Kon Tiki and I
Author: Erik Hesselberg
Pages: 71
ISBN: 0153022558
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 and I

Kon Tiki and I
Author: Erik Hesselberg
Pages: 74
ISBN: UTEXAS:059172011841534
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Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author relates the voyage of the Kon-Tiki expedition across 4300 miles of ocean in a raft as he experienced and sketched it.