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Kon Tiki EkspedisjonenKon Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4300 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 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 thereafterIn 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 One of them was revisiting the Kon Tiki Museum there which I hadn't seen since the last time in Oslo at age ten In the parking lot who should be standing there but Thor Heyerdahl himself Although he was talking to another man Mother interrupted them as if she knew him to introduce me to the great man as her son Polite nothings were exchanged He was very very tallDid she know him It's a small countryMom did know the former prime minister Gro Harlam Brundtland and once walking down Karljohan Oslo' main drag with her boyfriend she recognized but couldn't exactly place the portly gentleman walking his dogs in front of them someone from Chicago she thought Anyway she broke away from Egil the boyfriend and darted up to the old fellow saying she recognized him but sadly couldn't remember his name Perhaps Madam it is because I am your king Kong Olav replied

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EPUB õ MOBI Kon Tiki Ekspedisjonen ô 9780671726522 FREE Þ Kon Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4300 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 thouOn Suare Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader This edition of Kon Tiki has been prepared by an editorial committee headed by Harry Shefter professor of English at New York University It includes a foreword by the author a selection of critical excerpts notes an index and a uniue visual essay of the voyage 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 adventure than 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 islandThis is the story of Thor Heyerdahl's original voyage He would later go on to write a large tome about his ideas probably not available at you local library and build and test several other primitive watercraft to prove that people could have gone from here to there in vessels you would probably trust less than a rubber raft

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VoyageOn 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 PukaTranslated into sixty five languages Kon Tiki is a classic inspiring tale of daring and courage a magnificent saga of men against the seaWashingt This was one of my boyhood books that inspired me to be adventurous to think the unthinkable to push beyond the usual