By Thor Heyerdahl
Now a big movie, Kon-Tiki is the list of Thor Heyerdahl’s fantastic three-month voyage around the Pacific.
Kon-Tiki is the checklist of an dazzling adventure—a trip of 4,300 nautical miles around the Pacific Ocean via raft. Intrigued by means of Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands have been settled by means of an historical race from hundreds of thousands of miles to the east, led through a legendary hero, Kon-Tiki. He made up our minds to end up his concept 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 courage—a excellent saga of fellows opposed to the sea.
This version incorporates a foreword by means of the writer and a different visible essay of the voyage.
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