Kon-tiki Author:Thor Heyerdahl One of the great adventures of our time.??Life ?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 an... more »d 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. 80 b&w illustrations« less