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Kon Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft - Thor Heyerdahl

Kon Tiki

Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Thor Heyerdahl, F. H. Lyon (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st May 1990
ISBN: 9780671726522
Number Of Pages: 256

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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.

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ISBN: 9780671726522
ISBN-10: 0671726528
Series: Wsp Enriched Classic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 35