Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

Into the Wild

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.

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Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work
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Title : Kon-Tiki
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ISBN : 0671726528
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Reviews


Erik rated it ★★★★★

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. In...


Mukikamu rated it ★★★★★

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...


Ahmad rated it ★★★☆☆

September 24, 2017

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...


Blair rated it ★★★★★

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...


Brian rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2010

Super fun read, great travel book. Favorite passage: "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...


Rob rated it ★★★★★

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...


Michael rated it ★★★★★

January 07, 2008

The true story of a man's unwavering belief in his theory of the peopling of the South Pacific and the courage to risk his own life to prove it. Thor Heyerdahl's theory was criticized at the time and has since been proven wrong with the help of DNA testing, but his logic makes sense and one can't...


K.D. rated it ★★★☆☆

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...


Meg rated it ★★★★★

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...


Petra Eggs rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 05, 2015

I read this in school and hated it. My tastes in reading are quite different now and I think I might reread this. Now I think it looks interesting.





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