Now a major motion picture, kontiki is the record of thor heyerdahls astonishing threemonth voyage across the pacific. The kontiki expedition was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from. This alone attests to the opinion that the book is not organized or written well. Thor heyerdahl, a norwegian zoologist, explains how he develops a theory on how the pacific islands were originally. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. The book is a turquoise cloth with an impression of a polynesian carving on the front cover and gold lettering on the spine. Kontiki is the record of an astonishing adventure across the pacific ocean. He became notable for his kontiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km 5,000 mi across the pacific ocean, in a handbuilt raft, from south america to the tuamotu islands. Thor heyerdahl 19142002 gained worldwide fame when he crossed the pacific ocean on the balsawood raft kontiki in 1947. Kontiki was the name of a tiny balsawood raft, constructed by norwegian explorer thor heyerdahl. Thor heyerdahls greatest achievement, and the main reason for the inscription on the memory of the world register, is the kontiki expedition.
The book was first published in norway on 2 november 1948, and sold out in 15 days. This is a highly used, highly collectible, hardcover book. Thor heyerdahl, a norwegian zoologist, explains how he develops a theory on how the pacific islands were originally settled from south america. Kon tiki by thor heyerdahl, first edition abebooks. The raft was named kontiki after the incasun god, viracocha, for whom kontiki was said to be an old name. Heyerdahl, whose 1947 kontiki expeditions captured the worlds imagination, slipped into a deep sleep on tuesday 16 april 2002 a week after he started refusing. Buy the kontiki expedition new edition by heyerdahl, thor, lyon, f. This study guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of kontiki. Thor heyerdahl, who died in april at the age of 87, spent much of an active and sometimes inspiring life in the thrall of one good story. Kontiki by heyerdahl, thor and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Kontiki was high priest and sunking of these legendary white men who left enormous ruins on the shores of lake titicaca. Kontiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the pacific ocean by raft. Now a major motion picture, kon tiki is the record of thor heyerdahl s astonishing threemonth voyage across the pacific. Erickson discusses thor heyerdahls mid20thcentury proposal of a bold experiment to show that south americans could have. 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. It was named after the inca sun god, viracocha, for whom kontiki was said to be an old name. Across the pacific by raft, by thor heyerdahl in april 1947, six men crossed the pacific ocean on a balsa log raft, covering 4,300 miles the distance from chicago to moscow in 101 days. The original name for virakocha was kontiki or illatiki, which means suntiki or firetiki. To prove his theory, heyerdahl set sail in the kontiki in 1947, successfully completing a 4300mile journey from peru to tahiti. On april 3, 1978, after their fivemonth4,200mileoceanic voyage, thor heyerdahl center and his 10man crew burn their reed ship tigris in protest of the wars raging in the middle east.
Kontiki spanish paperback january 1, 1966 by thor heyerdahl author. Today is the birthday 1914 of thor heyerdahl, norwegian adventurer and sort of ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany, and geography. 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 kontiki. He later completed similar achievements with the reed boats ra, ra ii and tigris, through which he championed his deep involvement. Across the pacific by raft,declaring it one of the best, something that all readers will enjoy. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats ra and tigris. Heyerdahl is notable for his kontiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km 5,000 mi across the pacific ocean in a handbuilt raft from south america to the tuamotu islands.
Kon tiki spanish paperback january 1, 1966 by thor heyerdahl author. Jeg liker det, men det er innimellom tiltak a sette igang. Free download or read online kon tiki pdf epub book. An oscarnominated dramatisation of thor heyerdahls epic sea journey ratchets up the tension. Questia read the fulltext online edition of kon tiki. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on kontiki. They battled storms, sharks, killer reefs, and other disasters as they were carried along by the trade wind and the humboldt current from peru to. He later completed similar achievements with the reed boats ra, ra ii and tigris, through which he championed his deep. At the kontiki museum, guests can experience original vessels and uptodate exhibits on heyerdahl. On the 100th anniversary of heyerdahls birth, look back at his historic kontiki voyage. Kontiki ekspedisjonen is a 1948 book by the norwegian writer thor heyerdahl.
Thors book is an amazing report on peoples achievements. In 1953 thor heyerdahl experimented on a smaller test raft constructed like the kon tiki of nine balsa logs lashed together. The kontiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the pacific ocean from south america to the polynesian islands, led by norwegian explorer and the author thor heyerdahl. If you would like to learn how to plan and execute a major project, then kon tiki. He believed that, long before columbus, early ocean. The first edition of the novel was published in 1948, and was written by thor heyerdahl. Webtv cds jazzme cds klassikkompass follow book editorial. We may never know who they were, but we know how they came to the island. Across the pacific by raft by thor heyerdahl, rand mcnally, first edition, book club edition, february, 1950. Leser for tiden black book, og selv om det glimter til, er han ogsa her en smule opphengt i detaljer.
In 1947 he crossed the pacific ocean on the balsawood raft kontiki. Thor heyerdahl 19142002 is one of historys most famous explorers. If you are given knowledge about a thing and if you see a purpose to do it, then you will find resources, time and everything else. Kon tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure across the pacific ocean. Intrigued by polynesian folklore, biologist thor heyerdahl suspected that the south sea islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of. Thor heyerdahl was one of the twentiethcenturys most famous adventurers and he recreated many ocean voyages made by ships based on ancient designs. Across the pacific by raft by thor heyerdahl before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised kon tiki. It recounts heyerdahls experiences with the kontiki expedition, where he travelled across the pacific ocean on a balsa tree raft. October 6, 1914 april 18, 2002 was a norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany and geography. Kon tiki is not a project management book, but by following the process that thor heyerdahl used for his expedition, you will learn how to manage a project. Thor heyerdahl gained worldwide fame in 1947 when he crossed the pacific ocean on a primitive balsa wood raft to prove his theory that south americans could have originally populated polynesia. His 1947 kontiki expedition proved that the incas were capable of sailing across the pacific. Pdf kontiki book by thor heyerdahl free download 240. The kontiki museum is temporarily closed as a measure against the spread of coronavirus.
The secret of easter island, was published in english in 1958. Publication date 1958 publisher rand mcnally and company collection universallibrary contributor universal digital library language english. As with heyerdahls book about the voyage of kontiki, this book was also a best seller. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 240 pages and is available in paperback format. 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 a. It was heyerdahls contention that precolumbian polynesian natives had regularly made trips across the ocean in similar rafts.
The main characters of this non fiction, travel story are. This was his first expedition to be captured on film, and was later awarded academy award for best documentary in 1951. Kontiki is the record of an astonishing adventurea journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the pacific ocean by raft. It was in 1947 that thor heyerdahl, herman watzinger, knut magne haugland, torstein raaby, erik hesselberg and bengt danielsson sailed 8,000km in a balsa raft. He found that a correct interplay between the handling of the sail and the centreboards enabled him to tack against contrary wind, and even to sail back to the exact spot from where he had set off. Heyerdahl is notable for his kon tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km 5,000 mi across the pacific ocean in a handbuilt raft from south america to the tuamotu islands. A most notable naysayer was ethnologist thor heyerdahl whose 1947 kon tiki raft expedition advanced the drift idea that colonization occurred only as vessels simply traveled on the tides. Kontiki meere sind wege, keine barrieren kulturport. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Kon tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the pacific ocean by raft. Whether a formal conference or casual gathering of friends, the story of worldfamous explorer thor heyerdahl, the kontiki and the ra ii can be an interesting and exotic backdrop for a corporate or private event.1460 574 511 267 981 1180 1457 1121 754 847 571 893 1079 403 71 19 323 1252 1463 1180 299 1139 505 689 1098 305 699 1101 739 183 950 362 162 576 295 1303 430 620 1018 1480