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Kon Tiki

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : 9780671726522
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Kon Tiki Expedition

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : 0006550339
Genre : Ethnology
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Category: Ethnology

American Indians In The Pacific

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : LCCN:78005938
Genre : Ethnology
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The theory behind the Kon-Tiki expedition.
Category: Ethnology

The Impossible Voyage Of Kon Tiki

Author : Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN : 9781684447091
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Combining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph—this rich offering is the only picture book account of Thor Heyerdahl's world-famous Kon-Tiki expedition, during which he sailed a raft 5,000 miles from the coast of South America to the islands of the South Pacific. Author Deborah Kogan Ray clearly and succinctly sets up how Norwegian anthropologist Heyerdahl became convinced that ancient Peruvians arrived in the South Pacific via raft, why he wanted to re-create the voyage, and how he planned for it. She uses primary-source quotations on each spread to shore up the factual history of the events portrayed in the book. Her illustrations add emotion to this harrowing journey. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Ra Expeditions

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : 9780006545309
Genre : Atlantic Ocean
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With accessible writing, Neal Singer introduces young readers to what fusion is--and isn't. He explains the ways scientists have approached and developed fusion and discusses its advantages over other forms of energy production. Mention nuclear fusion--the joining of two light atoms to form a heavier one--and most people think of bombs. But fusion has other uses, too. Inside an encapsulated space at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, scientists test the Z Machine, a pulsed power structure that uses electricity and magnetism to produce nuclear fusion. Although much of the research has focused on the development of nuclear weaponry, the Z Machine--along with the ITER machine in France and the National Ignition Facility in California, also discussed in suitable detail--may also help scientists find a way to harness fusion energy in order to provide clean, renewable energy to the world's growing population.
Category: Atlantic Ocean

Classics Kon Tiki

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : LCCN:84042785
Genre : Ethnology
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Category: Ethnology

A Hero For The Atomic Age

Author : Axel Andersson
ISBN : 1906165319
Genre : History
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Nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Academy Awards In English and many other languages the name 'Kon-Tiki' has become a byword for adventure and the exotic. The journey of the Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polynesia in 1947 became one of the founding myths of the postwar world. In the voyage of six Scandinavians and a parrot on a balsa raft across the Pacific Ocean the classic journey of discovery was re-invented for generations to come. Kon-Tiki spoke of heroism, masculinity, free-spirited rebellion against scientific dogmatism, and the promise of an attainable exotic world, while it updated these mythological staples to fit the times. After years of relentless media exploitation of the 101-day raft journey, Heyerdahl emerged as the protagonist in a legend that helped to create a new postwar West. A Hero for the Atomic Age tells the story of how Heyerdahl organized an expedition to sail a balsa raft from Callao in Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in French Polynesia, and explains how he turned this physical crossing into an epic narrative that became imbued with a universal appeal. The book also addresses, for the first time, the problematic nature of Heyerdahl's theory that a white culture-bearing race had initiated all the world's great civilizations.
Category: History

Easter Island

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : 0285642839
Genre : History
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In 1986, Thor Heyerdahl returned to Easter Island to begin excavating. There, after recounting the testimonies of those before him, Heyerdahl dramatically tells his story of how he believes the monolithic statues were put into place. 330 photos.
Category: History

Early Man And The Ocean

Author : Thor Heyerdahl
ISBN : UOM:39015002322884
Genre : Nature
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Presents Heyerdahl's original research into ancient oceanic voyages, including the Kon-Tiki and Ra expeditions, which support his theories about prehistoric voyagers traveling across the southern Atlantic to Mexico
Category: Nature