Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 24, 2013 - History - 304 pages
“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, 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.

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.
 

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Great book about amazing adventure with an ancient raft, well a raft made exactly like its ancient predecessors... By this expedition the author proved the ancient inhabitants of South America sailed to Polynesia islands... Read full review

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Contents

A THEORY
AN EXPEDITION IS BORN
TO SOUTH AMERICA
ACROSS THE PACIFIC
HALFWAY
ACROSS THE PACIFIC
TO THE SOUGH SEA ISLANDS 8 AMONG POLYNESIANS
APPENDIX
INDEX
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