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Author: Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN13: 978-0671813147
Title: Kon-Tiki;: Across the Pacific by raft
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Publisher: Pocketbooks; Oceanic Society ed edition (1977)
Pages: 238

Kon-Tiki;: Across the Pacific by raft by Thor Heyerdahl

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.

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I first read this book decades ago and I still reread it now and then. It makes for a great documentary of the voyage of the Kon-Tiki raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia. My only current problem with the book is that some of the descriptions of interactions with the South American and Polynesian residents are severely outdated, and somewhat cringe-worthy in their cultural biases. However, if you understand the times and the limitations of the literature, it is still a description of a great adventure and a good read.
I first read "Kon-Tiki" when I was a young girl. It has stayed with me my whole life. My long-suffering mother allowed me to paint my room with murals of a huge Kon-Tiki head and imagined Polynesian scenes. Heyerdahl's descriptions of the raft's journey are so vivid, I could recall many of them almost word-for-word.
I've long wanted to re-read the book, and gave it to myself as a birthday present. While Heyerdahl's theories of migration are still controversial (though recent DNA evidence may be backing him up more than previously believed), and, very unfortunately, there are undeniably racist elements present in both these theories and his depictions of "brown" people (something I did not realize when young and did not remember), the adventure story still is amazing. I don't at all regret the inspiration it gave and gives to live an adventurous, unafraid life..
This is the perfect book to read on a beach vacation. I found the story very interesting, and the imagery really got me into the spirit of things. Reading about an exciting ocean voyage while waves are lapping at my feet was very exciting. I was engaged the whole time and was sad when the journey was finished.
It was exciting to reread this book as an adult, with a much better understanding of the science now than when I was twelve, when I read it as adventure tale. It is that, certainly, but it is a fascinating mix of personal courage, persistent pursuit of a new scientific idea, and an astonishing record of commitment to getting the project done with the resources available. It is almost impossible to imagine this kind of project being done today with all the permits, nationalism, safety concerns, financial underwriters, etc. that would muck up the clean progression of this odyssey. The availability of war surplus supplies, the personal training of the crew in survival from their wartime experiences, and I imagine a greater productivity of the ocean for their primary fish supplies, all contributed to the success of the voyage. Heyerdahl's primary hypothesis of colonization of Polynesia has been widely dismissed, but his demonstration that long ocean voyages in primitive craft were possible is obviously correct. The text is tinged with a few of what sound like racist comments to the modern ear, and the hypothesis that the civilizations had to come from the east, rather than from Melanesia, ties into that. Heyerdahl was faced with this criticism throughout his career. However, I met him shortly before his death, and close colleagues of mine worked with him intensively for a number of years, and our conclusion is that he was in no way a racist, rather a promoter of multiculturalism. He was writing at a very different time, consciously and unconsciously expressing ideas different from what we experience in most cultures in the modern era. This book is a gem, and should be read with all the perspectives available: adventure, history, the scientific method, and perspective on how cultures of the world are continuing to change.
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I was not looking for an "adventure on the sea book," but Kon Tiki must have been looking for me! As I was reading, I was figuratively on the raft! I am fond of non-fiction writings/accounts of one's experiences. This gave me everything I like about reading: The story of the experience of the men - from the vehicle in the mountain to collect balsa to the lagoon on the Polynesian island -was told exceptionally well. You cannot put this book down!