Kon-Tiki (Paperback)

Across the Pacific by Raft

By Thor Heyerdahl, F. H. Lyon (Translator)

Skyhorse Publishing, 9781602397958, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (5/1/1990)
Prebound (5/1/1990)

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"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.