Combining history with culture, the ocean with exploration, and risk with triumph - this is an 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.
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THIS IS NOT THE BOOK!
This a 14 minute clip talking about the book. not the book itself. I was unaware of this when I purchased it.
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