The Kon Tiki Expedition Abridged and Simplified by Norman Wymer

The Kon Tiki Expedition     Abridged and Simplified by Norman Wymer
Author: Thor Heyerdahl,Norman George WYMER
Pages: 95
ISBN: OCLC:560213258
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1975

The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1975
Author: British Library
Pages: 474
ISBN: 0862912717
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015079755396
Available:
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

General Catalogue of Printed Books

General Catalogue of Printed Books
Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000092332398
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015082928295
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

The British National Bibliography Cumulated Subject Catalogue

The British National Bibliography Cumulated Subject Catalogue
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015079755743
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Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki
Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781684447091
Available:
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.

Early Man and the Ocean

Early Man and the Ocean
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 438
ISBN: UOM:39015002322884
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Doubleday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents Heyerdahl's original research into ancient oceanic voyages, including the Kon-Tiki and Ra expeditions, which support his theories about prehistoric voyagers traveling across the southern Atlantic to Mexico

The Picts and the Martyrs

The Picts and the Martyrs
Author: Arthur Ransome
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781446478936
Available:
Release: 2011-06-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The dreaded Great Aunt has invited herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends Dick and Dorothea arrive for the Summer holiday. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry (but breaking out at night), while Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never let themselves be seen. It's a desperate gamble to keep everyone out of trouble - but can it possibly work against the eagle eyes of the fearsome Great Aunt?

A Mountain of Crumbs

A Mountain of Crumbs
Author: Elena Gorokhova
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1439135584
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Release: 2010-01-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elena Gorokhova’s A Mountain of Crumbs is the moving story of a Soviet girl who discovers the truths adults are hiding from her and the lies her homeland lives by. Elena’s country is no longer the majestic Russia of literature or the tsars, but a nation struggling to retain its power and its pride. Born with a desire to explore the world beyond her borders, Elena finds her passion in the complexity of the English language—but in the Soviet Union of the 1960s such a passion verges on the subversive. Elena is controlled by the state the same way she is controlled by her mother, a mirror image of her motherland: overbearing, protective, difficult to leave. In the battle between a strong-willed daughter and her authoritarian mother, the daughter, in the end, must break free and leave in order to survive. Through Elena’s captivating voice, we learn not only the stories of Russian family life in the second half of the twentieth century, but also the story of one rebellious citizen whose curiosity and determination finally transport her to a new world. It is an elegy to the lost country of childhood, where those who leave can never return.

Pigeon Post

Pigeon Post
Author: Arthur Ransome
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781446483145
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Release: 2011-06-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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Reunited for the summer, the Swallows and Amazons with Dick and Dorothea launch a prospecting expedition to find the lost gold mine of the high hills above the lake. But the mining camp runs into all sorts of trouble: not only the danger of fire in the drought ridden countryside but also scary encounters with unsafe tunnels. Worst of all is the sinister Squashy Hat, who appears to be a rival prospector and who's certainly a spy - how can they keep working without him discovering what they've found?

We Didn t Mean To Go To Sea

We Didn t Mean To Go To Sea
Author: Arthur Ransome
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781448191062
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Release: 2014-06-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Like to spend a night in the Goblin?’ The Swallows are staying on the Suffolk coast while they wait for their father to return home from China. But although the harbour is bursting with bobbing yachts, barges and steamers, this year there's no chance of any sailing for the landlocked Swallows. That is until they rescue young Jim Brading and his boat the Goblin from a sticky situation and to their delight are recruited as crew members. Mother agrees they can go, on one condition – they absolutely must not sail out past Beach End Buoy and into the open sea... Includes exclusive content: In the 'Backstory' you can test your knowledge of the book, and learn all about the art of sailing! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Green Was the Earth on the Seventh Day Pod B

Green Was the Earth on the Seventh Day  Pod  B
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0349120277
Available:
Release: 2006-10-19
Editor: Little, Brown Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the late 1930s, Thor Heyerdahl left his home in Norway and set off with his new wife for paradise. Fulfilling a long-held ambition to return to nature, the couple sought, and to a degree found, a natural and unspoiled world on the remote island of Fatu-Hiva in the South Pacific. Based on his original journals, Heyerdahl's documentary account charts how the dreams of a lifetime were transformed into a magical year of hope, excitement and unexpected danger. A timeless story of love and adventure, GREEN WAS THE EARTH... is also an impassioned plea for the preservation of the cities and the seas against the tide of pollution and the pursuit of profit, ideas and beliefs, a cry which would shape one man's life and the environmental concerns of successive generations. Powerful and poignant, GREEN WAS THE EARTH ON THE SEVENTH DAY is a very special kind of autobiography.

Swallowdale

Swallowdale
Author: Arthur Ransome
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781448139842
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Release: 2012-08-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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'Ahoy! Ahoy! Swallows! Ahoy!' Have you ever sailed in a boat or built a camp? Have you caught trout and cooked it yourself? The four Swallows, John, Susan, Titty and Roger return to the lake full of such plans and they can't wait to meet up with Nancy and Peggy, the Amazon Pirates. When the Swallow is shipwrecked and the Amazon's fearsome Great-Aunt makes decides to make a visit their summer seems ruined. Then they discover a wonderful hidden valley and things take a turn for the better... BACKSTORY: Discover the real Swallowdale, swot up on seafaring and learn all about the adventurous author.

Peter Duck

Peter Duck
Author: Arthur Ransome
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781448155293
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Why do they call him Black Jake? Is it because of his hair?’ Titty asked. ‘Because of his heart’ said Peter Duck The Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home? BACKSTORY: Find out if you would be a good sailor aboard the Wild Cat and learn all about the real location that inspired the author.

Narco Cinema

Narco Cinema
Author: R. Rashotte
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781137489241
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Release: 2015-04-23
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides the first comprehensive study of narco cinema, a cross-border exploitation cinema that, for over forty years, has been instrumental in shaping narco-culture in Mexico and the US borderlands. Identifying classics in its mammoth catalogue and analyzing select films at length, Rashotte outlines the genre's history and aesthetic criteria. He approaches its history as an alternative to mainstream representation of the drug war and considers how its vernacular aesthetic speaks to the anxieties and desires of Latina/o audiences by celebrating regional cultures while exploring the dynamics of global transition. Despite recent federal prohibitions, narco cinema endures as a popular folk art because it reflects distinctively the experiences of those uprooted by the forces of globalization and critiques those forces in ways mainstream cinema has failed.

The Kon Tiki Man

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

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Sea Routes to Polynesia

Sea Routes to Polynesia
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Pages: 230
ISBN: UOM:39015009331334
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Release: 1968
Editor: London : Allen & Unwin
Language: en

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An Ocean in Mind

An Ocean in Mind
Author: Will Kyselka
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0824811127
Available:
Release: 1987-09-01
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Ocean in Mind poses a number of provocative questions about the ways in which the human mind acquires, utilizes, and transmits different forms of knowledge. Author Will Kyselka has woven an exploration of this theme around the story of the Hokule'a, a re-creation of a traditional Polynesian sailing vessel that completed a successful roundtrip journey between Hawaii and Tahiti in 1980. From this story emerges portraits of two men who played integral roles in that voyage. Nainoa Thompson, a young man of Hawaiian descent, kept the Hokule'a on its 6,000-mile course using only the stars and the sea as his guides. He was inspired by Carolinian navigator Mau Piailug, a gentle, softspoken man with keen instincts and an unlimited understanding of the oceans and heavens derived from his Oceanic cultural past. Thompson also worked with Kyselka to generate a body of information concerning movement of the stars using the Bishop Museum Planetarium as a resource. How Thompson was eventually able to forge these vastly different approaches to knowledge into a cogent wayfinding system uniquely his own, and his rediscovery of an almost forgotten cultural heritage in the process, makes for a thrilling adventure story.

It s Like This Cat

It s Like This  Cat
Author: Emily Neville
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780486820699
Available:
Release: 2017-02-22
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Superb. The best junior novel I've ever read about big-city life." — The New York Times. After another fight with Pop, 14-year-old Dave storms out of their apartment and nearly gets hit by a car. Kate, the local cat lady, comes to the rescue, and Dave returns home with an ally: Cat, the stray tom that becomes Dave's confidante and his key to new friendships and experiences. Cat inadvertently leads Dave to Tom, a troubled 19-year-old who needs help, and Mary, a shy girl who opens Dave's eyes and ears to music and theater. Even the Cat-related confrontations with Pop take on a new spirit, with less shouting and more understanding. It's Like This, Cat offers a vivid tour of New York City in the 1960s. From the genteel environs of Gramercy Park to a bohemian corner of Coney Island, the atmospheric journey is punctuated by stickball games, pastrami sandwiches, and a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Recounted with humor, a remarkably realistic teenage voice, and Emil Weiss's pitch-perfect illustrations, this 1964 Newbery Award-winning tale recaptures the excitement and challenges of growing up in the big city.