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Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1990-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780671726522
File Size : 12,9 Mb
Total Download : 621


Book Summary: Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

Author : Deborah Kogan Ray
Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Release : 2018-03-29
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781684447091
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Total Download : 940


Book 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 and I

Author : Erik Hesselberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1950
Category : Explorers
ISBN : UOM:39015019066367
File Size : 10,8 Mb
Total Download : 706


Book 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.

Study Guide to Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl

Author : Intelligent Education
Publisher : Influence Publishers
Release : 2020-06-28
Category : Study Aids
ISBN : 9781645425052
File Size : 38,9 Mb
Total Download : 870


Book Summary: 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.

The Raftsmen

Author : Ryan Barnett
Publisher : Firefly Books
Release : 2017-10
Category : HISTORY
ISBN : 1770859780
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Total Download : 921


Book Summary: "aTold through a blend of non-fiction storytelling, narrative comics and archival imagery"--Back cover.


Author : Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-05-07
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781451685923
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Total Download : 380


Book 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.

Challenging the Pacific

Author : Maud Fontenoy
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2012-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781611455045
File Size : 32,9 Mb
Total Download : 188


Book 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.

The Lost City of Z

Author : David Grann
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-02-24
Category : History
ISBN : 9780385529228
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Total Download : 657


Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century—the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. “Suspenseful…rollicking.” —The New York Times In 1925, Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!