Kon-Tiki



Five Men In Search Of A Mythical Hero Journey From Peru To Polynesia In This Classic Account Of Nautical AdventureThis Enriched Classic Edition Includes Detailed Explanatory NotesCritical Analysis, Including Contemporary And Modern Perspectives On The WorkA Unique Visual Essay Of The VoyageKon-Tiki

See also .Thor Heyerdahl October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in zoology and geography Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 4,300 miles 8,000 km by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands All his legendary expeditions are shown in th See also .Thor Heyerdahl October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in zoology and geography Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 4,300 miles 8,000 km by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands All his legendary expeditions are shown in the Kon Tiki Museum, Oslo.Thor Heyerdahl was born in Larvik, the son of master brewer Thor Heyerdahl and his wife Alison Lyng As a young child, Thor Heyerdahl showed a strong interest in zoology He created a small museum in his childhood home, with a Vipera berus as the main attraction He studied Zoology and Geography at University of Oslo At the same time, he privately studied Polynesian culture and history, consulting what was then the world s largest private collection of books and papers on Polynesia, owned by Bjarne Kropelien, a wealthy wine merchant in Oslo This collection was later purchased by the University of Oslo Library from Kropelien s heirs and was attached to the Kon Tiki Museum research department After seven terms and consultations with experts in Berlin, a project was developed and sponsored by his zoology professors, Kristine Bonnevie and Hjalmar Broch He was to visit some isolated Pacific island groups and study how the local animals had found their way there Just before sailing together to the Marquesas Islands in 1936, he married his first wife, Liv Coucheron Torp b 1916 , whom he had met shortly before enrolling at the University, and who had studied economics there Though she is conspicuously absent from many of his papers and talks, Liv participated in nearly all of Thor s journeys, with the exception of the Kon Tiki Expedition The couple had two sons Thor Jr and Bj rn The marriage ended in divorce and in 1949 Thor Heyerdahl married Yvonne Dedekam Simonsen They in turn had three daughters Annette, Marian and Helene Elisabeth This marriage also ended in divorce, in 1969 In 1991 Thor Heyerdahl married for the third time, to Jacqueline Beer b 1932.Thor Heyerdahl s grandson, Olav Heyerdahl, retraced his grandfather s Kon Tiki voyage in 2006, as part of a six member crew The voyage, called the Tangaroa Expedition, was intended as a tribute to Thor Heyerdahl, as well as a means to monitor the Pacific Ocean s environment A film about the voyage is in preparationfrom Wikipedia

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Thor Heyerdahl
  • English
  • 15 June 2017
  • 0671726528

10 thoughts on “Kon-Tiki

  1. says:

    Every Norwegian family we knew had a copy of this book on their shelves I read it with much familial encouragement at an early age, mostly as a travel adventure, which it is, and not so much with any regard for the scientific hypothesis the author was testing Aku Aku followed soon thereafter.In 1978, in the summer following seminary graduation, I was invited by mother to visit her in Oslo before moving from New York City back to Chicago It was a great trip filled with many memorable events O Every Norwegian family we knew had a copy of this book on their shelves I read it with much familial encouragement at an early age, mostly as a travel adventure, which it is, and not so much with any regard for the scientific hypothesis the author was testing Aku Aku followed soon thereafter.In 1978, in the summer following seminary graduation, I was invited by mother to visit her in Oslo before moving from New York City back to Chica...

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    Is there a greater classic among adventure books than the reckless Thor Heyerdahl s story about a 104 day long raft ride through the Pacific in 1947 It is just as crazy as it is heroic and makes your jaw drop everytime The 6 men fighting the elements on a hand made balsa wood vesel are at the mercy of the acient Gods of South America and the Pacific Encounters with wonderful Verne like creatures of the sea bring the Pacific to life Squids and giant sharks are right under your feet, fish and Is there a greater classic among adventure books than the reckless Thor Heyerdahl s story about a 104 day long raft ride through the Pacific in 1947 It is just as crazy as it is heroic and makes your jaw drop everytime The 6 men fighting the elements on a hand made balsa wood vesel are at the mercy of the acient Gods o...

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    WOW This book was recommended to me back in the 1950s by my favorite teacher of all time, my 8th Grade teacher, Mr Bailey, who lived in Paso Robles, CA I remember going to the Paso Robles library and handling the book back then, but never reading it until now It too...

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    A crazy man with a migration theory tries to convince his Scandinavian buddies to float across the Pacific with him on a balsa wood raft in order to give credence to the theory As they value adventurethan their lives, they are persuaded to join.Follow his trail from the conception of the theory to the felling of the balsa wood trees, and from the launching of the craft to its disastrous landing on a fragile South Pacific island.This is the story of Thor Heyerdahl s original voyage He wou A crazy man with a migration theory t...

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    Super fun read, great travel book.Favorite passage Sometimes, too, we went out in the rubber boat to look at ourselves by night Coal black seas towered up on all sides, and a glittering myriad of tropical stars drew a faint reflection from plankton in the water The world was simple stars in the darkness Whether it was 1947 BC or AD suddenly became of no significance We lived, and that we felt with alert intensity We realized that life had been full for men before the technical age also Super fun read, great travel book.Favorite passage Sometimes, too, we went out in the rubber boat to look at ourselves by night Coal black seas towered ...

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    What s in the book cover is correct once you start reading this, you cannot put it down It s an excellent adventure non fiction book and when I saw Aku Aku in Booksale, I bought it right away The vivid narration was so effective that I could actually smell the sea while reading the novel This was published in 1950 but it is still exciting and informative I had no chance yet to go the Polynesian islands and South Americ...

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    This book has captivated me for almost thirty years I recommend it highly, both for those loving adventure yarns and those interested in anthropology Whenever you watch a show on the Discovery Channel, History, NatGeo, etc., like as not if the person hosting actually goes out to try something the a...

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    Part of this book was included in my sixth grade literature reader After we read it, I swore that I was going to find it and read the whole thing I finally did, but not until I was about 23 or so At any rate, i...

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    When nobody believed his theory that the Polynesian islands were settled by travelers from Peru because they had no boats, Thor set out to prove his theory by building his own raft ala early Peruvian civilization and sailing across the Pacific What amazed me was his determination and optimism When naval officials inspected the raft prior to departure and insisted he was sailing off to his eminent death and he abort, instead of being discouraged or fearful, Thor was confident his expedition wou When nobody believed his theory that the Polynesian islands were settled by travelers from Peru because they had no boats, Thor set out to prove his theory by building his own raft ala early Peruvian civilization and sailing across the Pacific What amazed me was his determination and optimism When naval officials inspected the raft prior to departure and insisted he was sailing off to his eminent death and he abort, instead of being discouraged or fearful, Thor was confident his expedition would succeed because his predecessors had.Call it faith or stupidity, everything fell...

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