By Thor Heyerdahl
Now an immense movie, Kon-Tiki is the checklist of Thor Heyerdahl’s spectacular three-month voyage around the Pacific.
Kon-Tiki is the list of an unbelievable event -- a trip of 4,300 nautical miles around the Pacific Ocean by way of raft. Intrigued via Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands have been settled by means of an old race from millions of miles to the east, led via a legendary hero, Kon-Tiki. He made up our minds to end up his conception via duplicating the mythical voyage.
On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and 5 different adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After 3 months at the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land -- the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.
Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a vintage, inspiring story of bold and braveness -- an impressive saga of fellows opposed to the sea.
Washington sq. Press' Enriched Classics current the nice works of worldwide literature superior for the modern reader. This version of Kon-Tiki has been ready by means of a piece of writing committee headed through Harry Shefter, professor of English at big apple college. It features a foreword by means of the writer, a variety of severe excerpts, notes, an index, and a special visible essay of the voyage.
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