"Kon-Tiki" is the record of an astonishing adventure - a journey 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 the 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. After three suspenseful months on the open sea, alone among raging storms, whales and countless sharks, they sighted land - the polynesian island of Puka Puka.Translated into 65 languages, read by millions all over the world, "Kon-Tiki" is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage - a magnificent saga of men against the sea.
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The adventure of Thor Heyerdahl and his companions on their raft the Kon-Tiki has gone down in legend as a feat of endurance and courage. This is that story in his own words. Travelling across the Pacific ocean for 4,340 miles for 101 days on a wooden raft built using skills and materials only available to the pre-conquest Peruvians. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Product Description:
Translated by F.H. Lyon, Roestvlekjes / Foxing / Taches de rouille / Rostfleckig, Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert / / Travel stories / Engels / English / Anglais / Englisch / hard cover / 14 x 22 cm / 235 .pp /
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Book Description Rand McNally, 1950. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95009542
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1950. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1950. 235 pages. Black dust jacket with orange lettering over red cloth. B&W photographs throughout. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild marking to boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Moderate wear and tear to edges and corners. Sticker to back. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1490977427NAT
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1950. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1950. 235 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over terracotta cloth boards. Firm binding to clean, lightly tanned pages and plates with bright copy throughout. Minor foxing to endpapers and occasional page edge. Water stain and bleaching spots to rear. Rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Minor crushing, fraying and sunning to spine ends. Slight forward lean. Usual shelf wear and markings to dust jacket with sunning to spine. Creasing and minor tears to jacket edges with small pieces missing to spine ends. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1493311473NAT
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1951. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1951. 235 pages. Good condition hardback. Boards, pages & binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues may exist such as shelf wear, cracking, inscriptions, light foxing & tanning. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1494064560KDG
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