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Kon Tiki EkspedisjonenKon Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4300 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. Is there a greater classic among adventure books than the reckless Thor Heyerdahl’s story about a 104 day long raft ride through the Pacific in 1947 It is just as crazy as it is heroic and makes your jaw drop everytime The 6 men fighting the elements on a hand made balsa wood vesel are at the mercy of the acient Gods of South America and the Pacific Encounters with wonderful Verne like creatures of the sea bring the Pacific to life Suids and giant sharks are right under your feet fish and octopus fly into your face daily You just have to put your toothbrush in the water and a fish bites on it vehemently Myths accompany the Scandinavian crew all the way it’s an uplifting tale of a pursuit of dreams Mandatory for armchair explorers I am prepared to fight everyone who says it’s a children’s book

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On Suare 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 uniue visual essay of the voyage. A crazy man with a migration theory tries to convince his Scandinavian buddies to float across the Pacific with him on a balsa wood raft in order to give credence to the theory As they value adventure than their lives they are persuaded to join Follow his trail from the conception of the theory to the felling of the balsa wood trees and from the launching of the craft to its disastrous landing on a fragile South Pacific islandThis is the story of Thor Heyerdahl's original voyage He would later go on to write a large tome about his ideas probably not available at you local library and build and test several other primitive watercraft to prove that people could have gone from here to there in vessels you would probably trust less than a rubber raft

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Kon Tiki Ekspedisjonen Read & Download ✓ 4 Å Kon Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4300 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 VoyageOn 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 PukaTranslated into sixty five languages Kon Tiki is a classic inspiring tale of daring and courage a magnificent saga of men against the seaWashingt. WOW This book was recommended to me back in the 1950s by my favorite teacher Mr Bailey who ttaught 8th grade in Paso Robles CA I remember going to the Paso Robles library and handling the book back then but never reading it until now It took me this long to become interested in seafaring stories My first one was The Wreck of the Mary Deare which made me realize that books about the sea can be very entertaining This book tops all