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Kon-Tiki

THOR. HEYERDAHL

Kon-Tiki

across the Pacific by raft

by THOR. HEYERDAHL

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Published by Pocket Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Voyages and travels.,
  • Pacific Ocean.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Thor Heyerdahl ; translated by F.H. Lyon ; illustrated with 80 photographs
    The Physical Object
    Pagination240 p., [32] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24211896M
    OCLC/WorldCa41557877

    Anyway he proved that it was possible by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at that time. Although the inevitable storm and the equally foreseeable shark attack have their moments, the movie similarly attends to the relationships among the expedition's six members, their level of bonding to Heyerdahl as leader, and his own relationship with a wife who wanted to be supportive, but who found the risks unacceptable. Meanwhile, the sixth crewmate—this one short, plump and craven—slips off the edge of the raft, which can neither stop nor turn back. He sought out Heyerdahl during the preparations for the Kon-Tiki expedition and asked if he could join. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Mocked by the entire scientific community, Thor along with a small crew of five bold companions set out on an kilometres, more than three-month voyage across the unforgiving Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki, their handcrafted balsa-wood raft, employing only pre-Columbian techniques.

    Knut Haugland was a radio expert, decorated by the British in World War II for actions in the Norwegian heavy water sabotage that stalled Germany's plans to develop an atomic bomb. The only modern equipment they had was a radio and watches. In fact by comparison to the exploit it recorded, the original documentary came across as rather bland, precisely because of such limitations. Cross-pieces of balsa logs 5. Although the vessel carried a radio that the crew used to provide daily meteorological and oceanographic observations, a rescue would have been nearly impossible given their remote location in the ocean.

    Thor Heyerdahl's voyage across the Pacific was one of these events. The crew enjoys more festivities on Tahiti. The crewmembers discover that the ocean is full of fish and strange creatures, one of them a whale shark that comes to visit. While passing by the Galapagos Islands, the ocean currents threaten to take them off course, but favorable winds and currents bring them back.


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Kon-Tiki book

Although the inevitable storm and the equally foreseeable shark attack have their moments, the movie similarly attends to the relationships among the expedition's six members, their level of bonding to Heyerdahl as leader, and his own relationship with a wife who wanted to be supportive, but who found the risks unacceptable.

He had speculated that Polynesia was settled by Inca voyagers who had used the prevailing currents to drift across the Pacific on rafts similar to the one he would build.

Erik Hesselberg was the navigator and artist. Mocked by the entire scientific community, Thor along with a small crew of five bold companions set out on an kilometres, more than three-month voyage across the unforgiving Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki, their handcrafted balsa-wood raft, employing only pre-Columbian techniques.

This copy has the rare book society choice band and has been signed by the author on the front free end paper. He also served as translator, as he was the only member of the crew who spoke Spanish.

Internally clean with the slightest hint of spotting to end papers. His aim in mounting the Kon-Tiki expedition was to show, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, that there were no technical reasons to prevent them from having done so.

However, he could not prove that it had actually occurred, and most scholars continue Kon-Tiki book dismiss his theory and believe the first Polynesian settlers arrived from Southeast Asia. In the end, with sheer determination and incredible obstinacy during this treacherous journey devoid of modern equipment from Peru to the Polynesian Tuamotu Archipelago, the formidable adventurers finally proved their point.

The third island becomes the crew's landing spot. Bengt Danielsson — took on the role of steward, in charge of supplies and daily rations. The expedition also carried a pet parrot named Lorita.

Danielsson was a sociologist interested in human migration theory. Kon-Tiki on display in Oslo, Norway. They also caught plentiful numbers of fish, particularly flying fish" dolphin fish ", yellowfin tunabonito and shark.

Blood samples from Easter Islanders without external descent were analysed in a study, which concluded that the evidence supported some aspects of Heyerdahl's hypothesis. All arrived safely—except for the parrot that had vanished during a storm out at sea—after covering 4, nautical miles in days, an average speed of Since reflection and refraction of the swells off islands alters their patterns, a sensitive navigator can detect land below the horizon.

Erik Hesselberg — was the navigator and artist. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. The main body of the raft was composed of nine balsa tree trunks up to Thor has committed the cardinal sin of stepping out of his area of specialization.

Eventually he did manage to scrounge some backing, including private loans, help from the Peruvian authorities and supplies from the U. Was this review helpful? The main sail was 4.Apr 19,  · Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4, 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, sylvaindez.com by: "Kon-Tiki" is the record of an astonishing adventure - a journey 4, 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 5/5(3). Editions of Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl. The Kon-Tiki Expedition: By Raft Across the South Seas.

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