Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

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6 scientists risk their lives on a 4,300 mile journey aboard a primitive raft to test a theory about the origin of the Polynesians

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'The Kon-Tiki Expedition' is the enduring story of how, in 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions crossed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa-wood raft in an extraordinary bid to prove Heyerdahl's theory that the Polynesians undertook the same feat on similar craft over a thousand years ago.

Updated with a new Epilogue to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the voyage, this classic tale of survival against the most insurmountable odds, with its delightful descriptions of the myriad sea life the adventurers encountered and the seafaring trials they encountered – culminating in the wreck of the 'Kon-Tiki' in the South Seas – remains one of the most fascinating and exciting expeditionary accounts ever written.

"An incredible adventure story which happens to be true."
SOMERSET MAUGHAM

"An enthralling account of an experience without parallel."
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"I have never read a more tonic story of adventure."
RAYMOND MORTIMER, 'Sunday Times'

"One of the best adventure books ever written ... a privilege to read."
HOWARD SPRING, 'Country Life'

"An enthralling book ... the most absorbing sea tale of our time."
NEW YORKER

"What a book! It has spine-chilling, nerve-tingling, spirit-lifting adventure on every page."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

About the Author:

Thor Heyerdahl was born in Norway in 1914. He received the Order of Merit or similar decorations from Peru, Italy, Egypt, Morocco, Bulgaria, Norway and Sweden. He wrote many books on early travel and sea exploration. He died in April 2002.

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