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 chroniclefrom 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 danceseach reader will find a wholesome and spellbinding escape from the twenty-first century.
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|Size: ||24.1 MB|
|Publisher: ||Skyhorse Publishing|
|Date published: || 2013|
|ISBN: ||9781629146348 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|