Read Kon-Tiki Online Free - Five men in search of a mythical hero journey from Peru to Polynesia in this classic account of nautical adventure.
This enriched classic edition includes:
Detailed explanatory notes
Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
A unique visual essay of the voyage
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February 22, 2013
Every Norwegian family we knew had a copy of this book on their shelves. I read it with much familial encouragement at an early age, mostly as a travel adventure, which it is, and not so much with any regard for the scientific hypothesis the author was testing. Aku-Aku followed soon thereafter.
December 09, 2008
Is there a greater classic among adventure books than the reckless Thor Heyerdahl’s story about a 104 day long raft ride through the Pacific in 1947? It is just as crazy as it is heroic and makes your jaw drop everytime. The 6 men fighting the elements on a hand-made balsa wood vesel are at the m...
February 22, 2018
ولتضف لعلمك علة أخرى قد تدفع الرجال لشد الرحال
"ثور هايردال، بطل الرحلة"
هي قصة حقيقية، عن متخصص أعراق نرويجي قضى حياته يجمع أدلة على فكرة سيطرت عليه منذ فجر شبابه، وهي أن الحضارات القديمة ربما قد تكون قد انتشرت نتيجة لرحلات بحرية قامت بها الشعوب البدائية عبر البحار والمحيطات،
وأحد تجليات أفكاره أن...
May 06, 2015
WOW!!! This book was recommended to me back in the 1950s by my favorite teacher of all time, my 8th Grade teacher, Mr. Bailey, who lived in Paso Robles, CA. I remember going to the Paso Robles library and handling the book back then, but never reading it until now. It took me this long to become...
March 23, 2008
A crazy man with a migration theory tries to convince his Scandinavian buddies to float across the Pacific with him on a balsa wood raft in order to give credence to the theory. As they value adventure more than their lives, they are persuaded to join.
Follow his trail from the conception of the t...
July 12, 2010
Super fun read, great travel book.
"Sometimes, too, we went out in the rubber boat to look at ourselves by night. Coal-black seas towered up on all sides, and a glittering myriad of tropical stars drew a faint reflection from plankton in the water. The world was simple - stars in...
April 27, 2009
What's in the book cover is correct: "once you start reading this, you cannot put it down". It's an excellent adventure non-fiction book and when I saw Aku-Aku in Booksale, I bought it right away. The vivid narration was so effective that I could actually smell the sea while reading the novel. Th...
May 15, 2010
This book has captivated me for almost thirty years. I recommend it highly, both for those loving adventure yarns and those interested in anthropology. Whenever you watch a show on the Discovery Channel, History, NatGeo, etc., like as not if the person hosting actually goes out to try something t...
June 19, 2007
Part of this book was included in my sixth grade literature reader. After we read it, I swore that I was going to find it and read the whole thing. I finally did, but not until I was about 23 or so!
At any rate, it's a story so inspiring, one man's dreams and theories put to the test, I think ever...
February 12, 2008
When nobody believed his theory that the Polynesian islands were settled by travelers from Peru because they had no boats, Thor set out to prove his theory by building his own raft ala early Peruvian civilization and sailing across the Pacific. What amazed me was his determination and optimism. W...