The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki
Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781580896207

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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.

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1990-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780671726522

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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

The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki
Author: Deborah Kogan Ray
Publsiher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2018-03-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781684447091

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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.

Study Guide to Kon Tiki and Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl

Study Guide to Kon Tiki and Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl
Author: Intelligent Education
Publsiher: Influence Publishers
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2020-06-28
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 9781645425052

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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

The Raftsmen
Author: Ryan Barnett
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-10
Genre: HISTORY
ISBN: 1770859780

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

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-11-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781632200174

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“One of the great adventures of our time.” —Life “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, Thor 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. For three months, the bold young men made their way across the pacific at the complete mercy of the ocean. They encountered storms that threatened to tear their raft apart, whales large enough to sink them in the blink of an eye, and sharks ready to feast on any man unfortunate enough to fall overboard. In the true spirit of adventure, they held on until finally making landfall on a remote Polynesian island, proving Heyerdahl’s theory possible after all. 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.

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780385529228

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Killers of the Flower Moon In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured 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 of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact
Author: Jerald Fritzinger
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-03-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781329972162

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Pre-Columbian Trans-Oceanic Contact examines the discovery and settlement of The New World hundreds and even thousands of years before Christopher Columbus was born.

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-07
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781451685923

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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.

The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1952
Genre: Easter Island
ISBN: UCSC:32106015589721

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To prove that the Polynesians came from South America, the author and his friends crossed the Pacific on a raft copied from the Incas.

Se or Kon Tiki the Biography of Thor Heyerdahl

Se  or Kon Tiki  the Biography of Thor Heyerdahl
Author: Arnold Jacoby
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1967
Genre: Biography
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017873190

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"The voyage of Kon-Tiki just two decades ago was one of the great true adventures of our century. For its daring leader, Thor Heyderahl, this expedition was the turning point of a life already crowded with excitement. Now, overnight, he was an international celebrity-- but a man half-obscured by the shadow of his own achievement. Millions new his name, but few knew the man behind the voyage. In this definitive biography, Arnold Jacoby focuses on that man. He tells of Heyerdahl's boyhood youth, of the experimental year when he and his bride returned to nature on a remote Pacific island to see if modern man was better off than primitive man, and of his wartime experiences in the Free Norwegian Army. One theme recurs throughout those years: Heyerdahl's growing conviction that accepted scientific opinion about the origins of the South Sea islanders was incorrect. But his own theories brought only scorn from the scientific community-- until he set out to prove himself right in the only way possible, by recreating the Pacific voyage he knew must once have take place. The Kon-Tiki and subsequent expeditions to Easter Island and the Galapagos won Heyerdahl renown and, perhaps more importantly, scientific respect. The behind-the-scenese stories of these achievements and thier aftermath, are all part of this fascinating book."--inside jacket.

American Indians in the Pacific

American Indians in the Pacific
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:884608501

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Kon Tiki Man

Kon Tiki Man
Author: Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling
Publsiher: Chronicle Books Llc
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: IND:30000027329998

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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

The Kon Tiki Man

The Kon Tiki Man
Author: Christopher Ralling
Publsiher: Isis Large Print Books
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1991-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1850892970

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A Hero for the Atomic Age

A Hero for the Atomic Age
Author: Axel Andersson
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 1906165319

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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.