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.
Download or read book The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki written by Deborah Kogan Ray and published by Triangle Interactive, Inc. . This book was released on 2018-03-29 with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Study Guide to Kon Tiki and Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl written by Intelligent Education and published by Influence Publishers. This book was released on 2020-06-28 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact written by Jerald Fritzinger and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-03-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book The Next Great Migration written by Sonia Shah and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-06-11 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species' NAOMI KLEIN 'Fascinating . . . Likely to prove prophetic in the coming months and years' OBSERVER 'A dazzling tour through 300 years of scientific history' PROSPECT 'A hugely entertaining, life-affirming and hopeful hymn to the glorious adaptability of life on earth' SCOTSMAN __________________ We are surrounded by stories of people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands in a mass exodus. Politicians and the media present this upheaval of migration patterns as unprecedented, blaming it for the spread of disease and conflict, and spreading anxiety across the world as a result. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behaviour, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by borders, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, into the highest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, disseminating the biological, cultural and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis – it is the solution. __________________ Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.
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Download or read book 100 More Great Books written by Bonnie A. Helms and published by Walch Publishing. This book was released on 1991 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A companion title to 150 Great Books, this acclaimed sequel reviews classic and contemporary works. Each title contains a plot summary, three evaluation tools (a 20-question quiz, 5 short-answer questions, and a chellenge essay question), answers and suggested responses, glossary of literary terms, and bibliographical entries. The 100 titles are grouped in seven categories: Adventure and Survival (such as Run Silent, Run Deep, Lord of the Flies, and A Walk Across America) The Maturing Self (such as The Stranger, Carrie, and Homecoming) History in Fiction (such as The Sun Also Rises, Gone with the Wind, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court) Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Supernatural (such as The Last Unicorn, The Other, and The Martian Chronicles) Social Issues and Moral Challenge (such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, All the President's Men, and Skindeep) Success and Achievement (such as The Bell Jar, A Man Called Peter, and Up the Down Staircase) Reflections of the Family (such as Roots, Cold Sassy Tree, and Giants in the Earth) Note: The original literary works are not included.
Download or read book America s Ocean Wilderness written by Gary Kroll and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines a handful of famous ocean explorers and naturalists--including Jacque Cousteau, Thor Heyerdahl, and Rachel Carson, among others--to demonstrate how their work helped shape the way many Americans would think about, and interact with, the ocean.
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Download or read book Thor Heyerdahl written by John Malam and published by Lerner Publications. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people.
Download or read book The Book of Tiki written by Sven A. Kirsten and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: South Sea Dreams around the cocktail bar - on the trail of the forgotten Tiki cult of the Fifties. One of the most bizarre chapters of American Pop Culture awaits rediscovery.
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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.
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