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eBook Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Voyage (Great 20th Century Expeditions) epub

by Philip Steele

eBook Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Voyage (Great 20th Century Expeditions) epub
  • ISBN: 0875185339
  • Author: Philip Steele
  • Genre: Teens
  • Subcategory: Education & Reference
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Silver Burdett Pr (October 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • ePUB size: 1295 kb
  • FB2 size 1125 kb
  • Formats lit rtf mobi lrf


0875185339 (ISBN13: 9780875185330).

0875185339 (ISBN13: 9780875185330).

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The peoples of South America did not have seaworthy rafts or boats that could take them as far as the Polynesian islands, according to scholars with whom Heyerdahl discussed the subject. Thor Heyerdahl’s voyage on the Kon-Tiki raft in 1947 reinforced the prevailing scholarship on the role of the oceans in the dissemination of culture in ancient times. A side of Heyerdahl unfamiliar to most is that of the artist.

Across the Pacific by Raft. We gazed at the driving clouds and the heaving moonlit sea, and we listened to an old man who squatted half-naked before us and stared down into the dying glow from a little smoldering fire. Tiki, the old man said quietly, he was both god and chief. It was Tiki who brought my ancestors to these islands where we live now. Before that we lived in a big country beyond the sea.

The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca god Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name.

Thor Heyerdahl, who crossed the Pacific Ocean with a wooden raft just to prove it was . A Renaissance man in 20th-century Norway.

A Renaissance man in 20th-century Norway. Writer, illustrator, photographer, archaeologist, ethnologist, explorer: Thor Heyerdahl’s curriculum vitae is beyond impressive.

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.
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