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@Read Epub î Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft ⛄ One of the great adventures of our time Life 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, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions deliberately risked their lives to show that the ancient Peruvians could have made the , mile voyage to the Polynesian islands on a similar craft For three months, the bold young men made their way across the pacific at the complete mercy of the ocean They encountered storms that threatened to tear their raft apart, whales large enough to sink them in the blink of an eye, and sharks ready to feast on any man unfortunate enough to fall overboard In the true spirit of adventure, they held on until finally making landfall on a remote Polynesian island, proving Heyerdahl s theory possible after all 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 This is a highly entertaining account of a man willing to risk everything to prove his theory correct The book is colorful and full of humorous accounts of the authors adventures through South America and across the Pacific The book is full of great detail, but in the end it drags on a bit and I struggled to finish it. 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 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 tall.Did she know him It s a small country.Mom 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 We had a power outage with a winter storm the other day so I looked around my bookshelves and came across a book I was fascinated with many years ago and decided to read it again The book is Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl The hardcover book I have was published in 1950 It was given to me by my mother for my birthday in 1950 I read this book at least twice a year in the fifties and sixties, but somehow it got put aside This book is one of the key items that helped me decide on a career in the sc We had a power outage with a winter storm the other day so I looked around my bookshelves and came across a book I was fascinated with many years ago and decided to read it again The book is Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl The hardcover book I have was published in 1950 It was given to me by my mother for my birthday in 1950 I read this book at least twice a year in the fifties and sixties, but somehow it got put aside This book is one of the key items that helped me decide on a career in the sciences with secondary interest in archaeology and anthropology Of course, early on I studied primarily marine sciences and biology The book is well written with lots of photographs The voyage of the Kon Tiki took place in 1947 The part I liked best was the descriptions of the sea life that came around the raft This time I wasintrigued with how the raft functioned and how the ancient people of Peru came about to design it in a certain way and why they chose the certain woods they used Many times, after reading a book that I had enjoyed, I no longer like it and wonder what I saw in it But that is not the case with this book I was as fascinated with my current reading as I was back in the 1950s I did note that they saw no garbage and no plastics floating in the water Today that is a big problem when sailing the oceans If you are looking for a different adventure, give this book a try.I read this as a hardcover book that is 308 pages Published in 1950 by Rand McNally Company 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 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 octopus fly into your face daily You just have to put your toothbrush in the water and a fish bites on it vehemently Myths accompany the Scandinavian crew all the way, it s an uplifting tale of a pursuit of dreams Mandatory for armchair explorers I am prepared to fight everyone who says it s a children s book