The Ra Expeditions Author:Thor Heyerdahl Complete with 111 full-color photographs from the hardcover edition — The purpose of the Ra expeditions was to prove a possible link between the civilization of ancient Egypt and the New World. To do this, it was necessary to sail a sea-going ship made of paryrus reeds -- a type of ship not build for over a thousand years, if ever -- across the ... more »breadth of the Atlantic.
Scientific authorities and nautical experts alike derided the project as an impossible dream. This is the incredibly gripping saga of how Thor Heyerdahl and his extraordinary crew overcame every obstacle, including shipwreck, to make that dream come true. "The Ra Expeditions" takes its place amont the very greatest epics in the annals of man vs. the sea.« less