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978-0-671-72652-2 / 0671726528

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft

by Heyerdahl, Thor

Publisher:Simon & Schuster

Language:English

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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahls astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific.

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventurea 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 landthe Polynesian island of Puka Puka.

Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and couragea 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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