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📒Kon Tiki ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
✏Kon Tiki Book Summary : “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.
📒Kon Tiki ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
✏Kon Tiki Book Summary : FABRIC OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE SHORT NORTH
📒The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki ✍ Deborah Kogan Ray
✏The Impossible Voyage of Kon Tiki Book Summary : 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.
📒Study Guide To Kon Tiki And Aku Aku By Thor Heyerdahl ✍ Intelligent Education
✏Study Guide to Kon Tiki and Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl Book Summary : 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.
📒The Kon Tiki Expedition By Raft Across The South Seas ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
✏The Kon Tiki Expedition by Raft Across the South Seas Book Summary : Reprint. Originally published: George Allen & Unwin, 1950.
📒The Kon Tiki Expedition ✍ Thor Heyerdahl
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📒A Hero For The Atomic Age ✍ Axel Andersson
✏A Hero for the Atomic Age Book Summary : Nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Academy Awards In English and many other languages the name 'Kon-Tiki' has become 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, for the first time, the problematic nature of Heyerdahl's theory that a white culture-bearing race had initiated all the world's great civilizations.
📒Challenging The Pacific ✍ Maud Fontenoy
✏Challenging the Pacific Book Summary : 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.
📒Thor Heyerdahl And The Kon Tiki Voyage ✍ Philip Steele
✏Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon Tiki Voyage Book Summary : An account of the voyage from Peru to Polynesia made by Thor Heyerdahl and his crew on a balsa wood raft in 1947 in an attempt to test certain theories about the migration of ancient peoples.
📒The Kon Tiki Man ✍ Christopher Ralling
✏The Kon Tiki Man Book Summary :