|Title:||Kon-Tiki;: Across the Pacific by raft|
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|Publisher:||Pocketbooks; Oceanic Society ed edition (1977)|
2. Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen (1947) 3. Ethnology - Polynesia. I was no longer in doubt that the white chief-god Sun-Tiki, whom the Incas declared that their forefathers had driven out of Peru on to the Pacific, was identical with the white chief-god Tiki, son of the sun, whom the inhabitants of all the eastern Pacific islands hailed as the original founder of their race.
The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name.
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Across the Pacific by Raft. All inquiries should be addressed to Skyhorse Publishing, 555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY 10018. Skyhorse Publishing books may be purchased in bulk at special discounts for sales promotion, corporate gifts, fund-raising, or educational purposes. Kon-Tiki : across the Pacific by raft, by Thor Heyerdahl. p. cm. Includes index. 2. Ethnology-Polynesia.
Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure - a journey of 4,300 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 voyage. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft.
The main exhibition of the museum is the Kon-Tiki raft. This fragile-looking wood raft sailed 6,900 kilometers (4,300 miles) over 101 days in the Pacific Ocean. The real life story is even more dramatic than something from movies.
This is an extract from Kon-Tiki Across the Pacific by Raft (1950). Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in zoology and geography. Previous: The Reconstruction by Niall Boyce.