L'Expédition du Kon-Tiki

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En 1947, Thor Heyerdahl et ses cinq équipiers se lancent l’incroyable défi de parcourir 8 000 kilomètres à travers le Pacifique sur un radeau de balsa, reproduction exacte des radeaux préhistoriques des Indiens d’Amérique du Sud. Partant de Callao – Pérou –, ils naviguent vers les îles polynésiennes de Tuamotu à bord du Kon-Tiki afin de prouver au monde que les ancêtres des Incas étaient allés en leur temps peupler la Polynésie. Cette traversée donna lieu à l’un des plus passionnants récits d’aventures, à la portée universelle. À contre-courant des théories de l’époque, Heyerdahl a en effet contribué, par cette expédition, à bouleverser les idées reçues sur l’origine de ces peuples.

L'Expédition du Kon-Tiki

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L'Expédition du Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl Summary

En 1947, Thor Heyerdahl et ses cinq équipiers se lancent l’incroyable défi de parcourir 8 000 kilomètres à travers le Pacifique sur un radeau de balsa, reproduction exacte des radeaux préhistoriques des Indiens d’Amérique du Sud. Partant de Callao – Pérou –, ils naviguent vers les îles polynésiennes de Tuamotu à bord du Kon-Tiki afin de prouver au monde que les ancêtres des Incas étaient allés en leur temps peupler la Polynésie. Cette traversée donna lieu à l’un des plus passionnants récits d’aventures, à la portée universelle. À contre-courant des théories de l’époque, Heyerdahl a en effet contribué, par cette expédition, à bouleverser les idées reçues sur l’origine de ces peuples.

Kon-Tiki

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Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl Summary

“Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? …Reply at once.” That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made of forty-foot balsa logs and named “Kon-Tiki” in honor of a legendary sun king, Heyerdahl and five companions deliberately risked their lives to show that the ancient Peruvians could have made the 4,300-mile voyage to the Polynesian islands on a similar craft. On every page of this true chronicle—from the actual building of the raft through all the dangerous and comic adventures on the sea, to the spectacular crash-landing and the native islanders’ hula dances—each reader will find a wholesome and spellbinding escape from the twenty-first century.

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

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The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki by Deborah Kogan Ray Summary

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: 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.

A Hero for the Atomic Age

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A Hero for the Atomic Age by Axel Andersson Summary

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.

Study Guide to Kon-Tiki and Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl

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The Kon-Tiki Man

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The Kon-Tiki Man by Christopher Ralling Summary

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Challenging the Pacific

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Challenging the Pacific by Maud Fontenoy Summary

In a personal account of determination and accomplishment, the author of Across the Savage Sea describes her challenging effort to row across the Pacific Ocean, chronicling the long and difficult voyage from Peru westward as she overcame stifling tropical heat, the elements, solitude, and the ever-circling sharks to achieve her goal.

In Kon-Tiki's Wake

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In Kon-Tiki's Wake by Pete J. Capelotti Summary

It was the original Survivor series, only without the omnipresent cameras, paramedics, and faux tribal rituals. Between the spring of 1947 and the summer of the year 2006, more than forty expeditions sought to drift across the oceans of the world on rafts. These audacious voyages began with the legendary Kon-Tiki expedition, under the leadership of the renowned Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. The Kon-Tiki raft drifted more than four thousand miles from Peru to Polynesia, and remained afloat months after experts predicted it would sink to the bottom of the Pacific. Heyerdahl's radical thesis of a prehistoric world where ancient mariners drifted between continents on ocean currents electrified the postwar world. His Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft sold twenty million copies in sixty-five languages. In the wake of Kon-Tiki documents all of the transoceanic raft expeditions that were organized and carried out in the half century after Kon-Tiki. Spanning more than fifty years and recounting more than forty expeditions, In the wake of Kon-Tiki is a riveting chronicle of human daring, endurance, and folly.

L'Amérique hispanique et le Pacifique - Hommage à Hugo Neira

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L'Amérique hispanique et le Pacifique - Hommage à Hugo Neira by Mamoussé Diagne Summary

Cette contribution scientifique collective est offerte à Hugo Neira à l'occasion de sa retraite. Elle ne vise pas à faire un panégyrique, la biographie de l'historien et du militant mise en tête du livre suffit à susciter la considération que nous devons à Hugo. Les articles sont inédits et originaux. S'ils ont un rapport étroit avec la thématique générale de l'ouvrage, ils ont une relation encore plus marquée avec la reconnaissance que nous manifestons à l'égard de notre collègue.

Señor Kon-Tiki

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Kon-Tiki Man

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Kon-Tiki Man by Thor Heyerdahl,Christopher Ralling Summary

Traces the life of the Norwegian explorer, scientist, and anthropologist, examines and explains his scientific theories, and describes his explorations, including the Kon-Tiki and Ra voyages

Kon-Tiki and I

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Kon-Tiki and I by Erik Hesselberg Summary

The author relates the voyage of the Kon-Tiki expedition across 4300 miles of ocean in a raft as he experienced and sketched it.

Thor Heyerdahl

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Thor Heyerdahl by John Malam Summary

A biography of the Norwegian explorer whose voyages were undertaken to prove certain theories about the migration patterns of ancient people.

Kon-Tiki

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Kon-Tiki by Jette Varmer Summary

Et gammelt sagn fortaeller, at gudekongen Tiki kom sejlende fra Peru til de polynesiske oer - pa en tommerflade! Det er en tur pa 8.000 kilometer tvaers over Stillehavet, og den slags romantisk pladder tror videnskaben ikke pa. Det gor til gengaeld eventyreren, Thor Heyerdahl. Han samler en besaetning pa fem mand, som har mod nok til at staevne ud pa en farefuld sejlads, der skal bevise, at de gamle legender taler sandt. Thor og hans maend bygger en stor tommerflade af balsatrae og gor klar til en fantastisk sorejse i Solgudens kolvand. "KON-TIKI - Rejsen over Stillehavet" er en sandfaerdig beretning, der driver af saltvand og havstromme, hajer og flyvefisk. Der kommer dage med vindstille og dage med voldsomme storme, men det vaerste sker, da en af maendene falder over bord. Havet er fuldt af hajer - og der er ingen nodbremse pa en tommerflade. Det bliver en kamp

Kon-Tiki ekspeditionen

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Kon-Tiki ekspeditionen by Thor Heyerdahl Summary

Den norske etnolog og zoolog Thor Heyerdahl og hans fem mand store besætnings oplevelser, da de i 1947 på ca. 100 dage sejlede over Stillehavet fra Peru til Polynesien på en balsatømmerflåde for at bevise at befolkningen på Polynesien oprindelig var udvandret fra Sydamerika.