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Book The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki

Download or read book The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki written by Deborah Kogan Ray and published by Charlesbridge Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-13 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Kon Tiki

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thor Heyerdahl
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-11-11
  • ISBN : 1632200171
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Kon Tiki written by Thor Heyerdahl and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-11-11 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “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.

Book Lame Deer  Seeker of Visions

Download or read book Lame Deer Seeker of Visions written by Lame Deer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1994-10 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lame Deer Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man's world -- rodeo clown, painter, prisioner. But, above all, he was a holy man of the Lakota tribe. Seeker of Vision The story he tells is one of harsh youth and reckless manhood, shotgun marriage and divorce, history and folklore as rich today as ever -- and of his fierce struggle to keep pride alive, though living as a stranger in his own ancestral land.

Book American Indians in the Pacific

Download or read book American Indians in the Pacific written by Thor Heyerdahl and published by . This book was released on 1953 with total page 821 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kon Tiki and I

    Book Details:
  • Author : Erik Hesselberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1950
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 88 pages

Download or read book Kon Tiki and I written by Erik Hesselberg and published by . This book was released on 1950 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author relates the voyage of the Kon-Tiki expedition across 4300 miles of ocean in a raft as he experienced and sketched it.

Book Se  or Kon Tiki  the Biography of Thor Heyerdahl

Download or read book Se or Kon Tiki the Biography of Thor Heyerdahl written by Arnold Jacoby and published by . This book was released on 1967 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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.

Book Challenging the Pacific

Download or read book Challenging the Pacific written by Maud Fontenoy and published by Skyhorse Publishing Inc.. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fontenoy follows Across the Savage Sea (2005), the account of her solo row across the Atlantic with a new challenge: crossing the Pacific along the "Kon-Tiki" route from Peru to the...

Book Kon Tiki Man

Download or read book Kon Tiki Man written by Thor Heyerdahl and published by Chronicle Books (CA). This book was released on 1991 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating, lavishly-illustrated biography of the explorer- adventurer-anthropologist who in 1947 voyaged on a balsawood raft named Kon-Tiki from Peru to the Polynesian islands. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Book Sea Drift

    Book Details:
  • Author : Peter Joseph Capelotti
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780813529783
  • Pages : 295 pages

Download or read book Sea Drift written by Peter Joseph Capelotti and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heyerdahl's radical thesis of a prehistoric world where ancient mariners traveled between continents on ocean currents electrified the postwar world. His Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft sold twenty million copies in sixty-five languages.".

Book Smuggler s Cove

    Book Details:
  • Author : Martin Cate
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 1607747332
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book Smuggler s Cove written by Martin Cate and published by Ten Speed Press. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler’s Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki’s modern-day revival, in this James Beard Award-winning cocktail book. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring—and often misunderstood—movements in American cultural history.

Book A Hero for the Atomic Age

    Book Details:
  • Author : Axel Andersson
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 9781788742757
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book A Hero for the Atomic Age written by Axel Andersson and published by Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers. This book was released on 2018 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "First published in 2010 by Peter Lang, Ltd., International Academic Publishers."--Title page verso.

Book The Ra Expeditions

Download or read book The Ra Expeditions written by Thor Heyerdahl and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 1993 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No further information has been provided for this title.

Book The Raftsmen

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  • Author : Ryan Barnett
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781770859784
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Raftsmen written by Ryan Barnett and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A dramatic retelling of four adventurers who crossed the North Atlantic on a raft, featuring archival photography, film stills taken aboard the raft, news reports, contemporary interviews and original illustrations."--

Book In the Footsteps of Adam

Download or read book In the Footsteps of Adam written by Thor Heyerdahl and published by . This book was released on 2003-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world-renowned anthropologist and adventurer reviewed his amazing life's work in this captivating memoir, completed shortly before his death in 2002. In the Footsteps of Adam captures the excitement that surrounded Heyerdahl's bold experiments and the conclusions they pointed to. Choosing to put his life on the line for the sake of proving his theories, Heyerdahl most famously crossed the Pacific from Peru to Polynesia in a hand-built raft made of balsa wood (the Kon-Tiki) to show that ancient civilizations were capable of a much wider range of travel and exploration than previously thought. Heyerdahl also recounts his journeys to the Galapagos, the Maldives, and Easter Island, and meetings met with leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev, Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein. Moving in the footsteps of Adam, Heyerdahl brings to our myopic and often destructive modern world an understanding of the richness and vibrancy of our ancient past.

Book Trask

    Book Details:
  • Author : Don Berry
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1972
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Trask written by Don Berry and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Dislocations

    Book Details:
  • Author : Eric Keith Brown Brooke
  • Publisher : Kon-tiki Quartet
  • Release : 2018-03
  • ISBN : 9781786363145
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Dislocations written by Eric Keith Brown Brooke and published by Kon-tiki Quartet. This book was released on 2018-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kon Tiki

Download or read book Kon Tiki written by Thor Heyerdahl and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1990-05 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the Pacific journey by six men on a raft in search of the path taken by Kon-Tiki, a white voyager, 1500 years before. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.