Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Release: 1990-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780671726522
Language: en
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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
Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781684447091
Language: en
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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.

Kon Tiki and I

Kon Tiki and I
Author: Erik Hesselberg
Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 76
ISBN: UOM:39015019066367
Language: en
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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

Study Guide to Kon Tiki and Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl
Author: Intelligent Education
Release: 2020-06-28
Editor: Influence Publishers
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9781645425052
Language: en
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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.

Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781451685923
Language: en
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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.

Challenging the Pacific

Challenging the Pacific
Author: Maud Fontenoy
Release: 2012-05
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781611455045
Language: en
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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

The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780385529228
Language: en
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#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!

The Raftsmen

The Raftsmen
Author: Ryan Barnett
Release: 2017-10
Editor: Firefly Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1770859780
Language: en
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"aTold through a blend of non-fiction storytelling, narrative comics and archival imagery"--Back cover.

The Kon Tiki Man

The Kon Tiki Man
Author: Christopher Ralling
Release: 1991-09-01
Editor: Isis Large Print Books
Pages: 325
ISBN: 1850892970
Language: en
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A Hero for the Atomic Age

A Hero for the Atomic Age
Author: Axel Andersson
Release: 2017-12-29
Editor: Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers
Pages: 260
ISBN: 1788742753
Language: en
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In English and many other languages the name «Kon-Tiki» is 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 the problematic nature of Heyerdahl's theory that a white culture-bearing race had initiated all the world's great civilizations.

Se or Kon Tiki

Se  or Kon Tiki
Author: Arnold Jacoby
Release: 1968
Editor: London : Allen & Unwin
Pages: 286
ISBN: UOM:39015022651130
Language: en
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American Indians in the Pacific

American Indians in the Pacific
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:884608501
Language: en
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In the Footsteps of Adam

In the Footsteps of Adam
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Release: 2001
Editor: Abacus (UK)
Pages: 346
ISBN: 0349112738
Language: en
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Thor Heyerdahl is one of the greatest explorers of our day. At the age of 84 he has chosen to take a journey through his memories. This is not a chronological autobiography but rather an epic exploration of the world and the amazing events that Heyerdahl has pioneered, participated in and observed. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ADAM is an account of life where personal experiences of a dramatic and emotional nature - secret missions during the war and near-fatal accidents - are woven together with his views on religious fatih politics and ecology. It is a book that focuses on the author's own remarkable life, and also brings us back to the dawn of civilization and out into the future. Thor Heyerdahl has spent a long lifetime wandering in the footsteps of mankind. He invites the reader to participate in that journey by sharing generously the details of his private and public life, his accumulated wisdom, and his friendships with a wide range of influential world leaders such as Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact

Pre Columbian Trans Oceanic Contact
Author: Jerald Fritzinger
Release: 2016-03-14
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781329972162
Language: en
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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.

Sea Drift

Sea Drift
Author: Peter Joseph Capelotti
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 295
ISBN: 0813529786
Language: en
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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.".

The Kon Tiki Expedition

The Kon Tiki Expedition
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 266
ISBN: UCSC:32106015589721
Language: en
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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.

Kon Tiki Man

Kon Tiki Man
Author: Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling
Release: 1991
Editor: Chronicle Books Llc
Pages: 335
ISBN: IND:30000027329998
Language: en
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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

Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl
Author: John Malam
Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publications
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1575053640
Language: en
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A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people.

Se or Kon Tiki the Biography of Thor Heyerdahl

Se  or Kon Tiki  the Biography of Thor Heyerdahl
Author: Arnold Jacoby
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 470
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017873190
Language: en
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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.

Indie Fonts 2

Indie Fonts 2
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 404
ISBN: 1610596803
Language: en
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New in paperback! If you seem like your hunger for new fonts is insatiable, then Indie Fonts 2 is the book for you. It is the second installment in RockportÆs Indie Fonts series and brings you even more fonts to choose from. DonÆt settle for ordinary fonts when you can capture your readerÆs attention with an original font that hasnÆt been become overused and boring. Indie Fonts 2 includes more than 1600 diverse fonts from 19 of todayÆs hottest digital type foundries and features the best work of these designers. This comprehensive collection helps designers do their jobs even better by providing some of the highest quality fonts available today. The type styles range from the best of Matthew CarterÆs classic designs to the latest irreverence of ingoFonts. Designers searching for unique typefaces will find what they are looking for, whether historical revivals or futuristic techno faces.