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The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Deborah Kogan Ray
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-03-29
  • Total pages :33
  • ISBN : 9781684447091
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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.

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-24
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781629146348
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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

Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-24
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781629146348
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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.

American Indians in the Pacific

American Indians in the Pacific
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1952
  • Total pages :821
  • ISBN : LCCN:78005938
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The Kon-Tiki Man

The Kon-Tiki Man
  • Author : Christopher Ralling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991-09-01
  • Total pages :325
  • ISBN : 1850892970
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The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
  • Author : Will Durant
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-11-07
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9781439107140
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Summary : A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars. From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell. From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1952
  • Total pages :235
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106015589721
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Summary : To prove that the Polynesians came from South America, the author and his friends crossed the Pacific on a raft copied from the Incas.

Señor Kon-Tiki

Señor Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Arnold Jacoby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1968
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : UOM:39015022651130
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Kon-Tiki Man

Kon-Tiki Man
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :335
  • ISBN : IND:30000027329998
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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

Kon-Tiki and I

Kon-Tiki and I
  • Author : Erik Hesselberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :71
  • ISBN : 0153022558
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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.

Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl
  • Author : John Malam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-01-01
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 1575053640
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Summary : A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people.

The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Raft Across the South Seas

The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Raft Across the South Seas
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :250
  • ISBN : 9781447411413
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Summary : Reprint. Originally published: George Allen & Unwin, 1950.

A Hero for the Atomic Age

A Hero for the Atomic Age
  • Author : Axel Andersson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 1906165319
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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.

Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-07
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781451685923
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Summary : 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

A Hero for the Atomic Age
  • Author : Axel Andersson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-29
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 1788742753
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Summary : In English and many other languages the name «Kon-Tiki» is 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 the problematic nature of Heyerdahl's theory that a white culture-bearing race had initiated all the world's great civilizations.

Fatu-Hiva

Fatu-Hiva
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :276
  • ISBN : OCLC:661743556
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The Raftsmen

The Raftsmen
  • Author : Ryan Barnett
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1770859780
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Summary : "aTold through a blend of non-fiction storytelling, narrative comics and archival imagery"--Back cover.

Easter Island

Easter Island
  • Author : John Loret,John T. Tanacredi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-06
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781461501831
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Summary : Easter Island, a World Heritage Site is still, after over 50 years since Thor Heyerdahl's work on the island, a fascinating area to explore and learn about a culture that has only remnants remaining, while documenting a marine ecology still mostly unknown. Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm presents the research results from three years of interdisciplinary expeditions to Easter Island. The primary objectives were to investigate the effects of human population growth on the ecology of the island and to discover whether any dramatic climatic changes such as a prolonged El Niño could have disrupted the island's fragile ecosystem. The interdisciplinary scientific team were mainly researching the paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics of the island. This book now brings together the results of the three expeditions, identifies new areas of research, and hopefully will continue to inspire aspiring scientists to revisit this amazing island to explore and demystify this timeless enigma of human history.

Challenging the Pacific

Challenging the Pacific
  • Author : Maud Fontenoy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781611455045
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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.

Sea Drift

Sea Drift
  • Author : Peter Joseph Capelotti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 0813529786
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Summary : 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 Book of Tiki

The Book of Tiki
  • Author : Sven A. Kirsten
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : IND:30000078550831
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Summary : South Sea Dreams around the cocktail bar - on the trail of the forgotten Tiki cult of the Fifties. One of the most bizarre chapters of American Pop Culture awaits rediscovery.