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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft
  • Author Thor Heyerdahl
  • Binding Mass Market Paperback
  • Brand Brand: Washington Square Press
  • EAN 9780671726522
  • EAN List 9780671726522
  • Edition unknown
  • Features
    • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Format Special Edition
  • ISBN 9780671726522
  • Item Dimensions length 4.19 IN;width 1.00 IN;height 6.75 IN;
  • Label Simon & Schuster
  • Languages English
  • List Price $7.99
  • Manufacturer Simon & Schuster
  • Number Of Items 1
  • Number Of Pages 256
  • Package Dimensions length 6.80 IN;width 4.30 IN;height 0.90 IN;weight 15.00 Hundredths Pounds;
  • Package Quantity 1
  • Product Group Book
  • Publication Date 1990-05-01
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date 1990-05-01
  • Studio Simon & Schuster
  • Title Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft
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Product Description: 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.

This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.


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