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ePub American Indians in the Pacific: The Theory behind the Kon-Tiki Expedition download
Author:
Thor Heyerdahl
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978-0045720101
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004572010X
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George Allen & Unwin Ltd.; 1st edition (1952)
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In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's .

In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. At the time, this list included 238 collections from all over the world. Heyerdahl further argued in his book American Indians in the Pacific that the current inhabitants of Polynesia migrated from an Asian source, but via an alternate route.

Thor Heyerdahl was born in Larvik, the son of master brewer Thor Heyerdahl and his wife Alison Lyng.

Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway – April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in zoology and geography. Thor Heyerdahl was born in Larvik, the son of master brewer Thor Heyerdahl and his wife Alison Lyng. As a young child, Thor Heyerdahl showed a strong interest in zoology.

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American Indians in the Pacific: The Theory behind the Kon-Tiki . This was NOT animation Indians in the Pacific, 800 page book as described in the listing. I already have this book.

Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian zoologist, explains how he develops a theory on how the Pacific islands were originally settled from South America.

Thor Heyerdahl was born on 6 October 1914 in Larvik (a small .

Thor Heyerdahl was born on 6 October 1914 in Larvik (a small coastal city south of Oslo), where he also grew up. His father, also called Thor, was a brewer, and his mother, Alison, was head of the Larvik area museums association. Heyerdahl’s theory that indigenous South American peoples were the first to populate Polynesia took shape after he and Liv made several interesting discoveries on Fatu Hiva and the neighboring island of Hivoa.

View on timesmachine. IN 1947 Thor Heyerdahl and five companions set out from the coast of Peru on a balsa log raft, constructed of materials and after patterns known to the pre-Columbian Indians. After 101 days of drifting.

Now, for the first time, he sets forth in detail his reasons for believing that early Polynesians came, not directly from Asia, but from the Americas.

Across the Pacific by Raft. Skyhorse Publishing books may be purchased in bulk at special discounts for sales promotion, corporate gifts, fund-raising, or educational purposes

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When Thor Heyerdahl landed his Kon-Tiki raft on a tiny South Pacific atoll in 1947, he had wrought the missing link in the massive chain of evidence he was forging in support of his theory on origins of the Polynesian peoples. Now, for the first time, he sets forth in detail his reasons for believing that early Polynesians came, not directly from Asia, but from the Americas. 7.5x10", xv+821 pp., maps, 90 plates from photographs (including 8 in color).
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  • I first read this book decades ago and I still reread it now and then. It makes for a great documentary of the voyage of the Kon-Tiki raft across the Pacific from South America to Polynesia. My only current problem with the book is that some of the descriptions of interactions with the South American and Polynesian residents are severely outdated, and somewhat cringe-worthy in their cultural biases. However, if you understand the times and the limitations of the literature, it is still a description of a great adventure and a good read.

  • I had heard about the legendary Kon-Tiki adventure all my life, but never really understand the magnitude of the accomplishment of the 6-man team until I read the book. No wonder the story has captivated thrill-seekers, adventurers and historians for more than 65 years! On a recent trip to Peru, our tour guide proudly mentioned that the Peruvians were responsible for populating the Pacific Islands, so I decided to finally to read this great adventure book.

    Early in the book Heyerdahl writes that in ancient Peru, "Kon-Tiki was high priest and sun-king of the Incas' legendary 'white men' who had left the enormous ruins on the shores of Lake Titicaca... Kon-Tiki... and his closest companions escaped and later came down to the Pacific coast, whence they finally disappeared oversea to the westward." Heyerdahl was convinced that Kon-Tiki was identical with the white chief-god Tiki, son of the sun, whom the inhabitants of all the eastern Pacific islands hailed as the original founder of that race. Heyerdahl decided that he needed to prove his theory by demonstrating that a primitive balsa-wood raft could have been carried by the currents from Peru to Polynesia.

    So he set out to find backers, assemble a team of men to accompany him, build the raft, and acquire the provisions. They knew that once they left the coastal area of Peru, they would not encounter any ships, for no shipping route ran through that part of the Pacific. They had only minimal trials on their crudely built raft, and said that the first days of their journey turned "landlubbers into seamen". By modern day standards, they seemed spectacularly unprepared for this 4000+ mile odyssey. The author writes in intricate detail about how the raft behaved on the ocean, and about their daily routine of manning the helm, setting the sail, preparing meals, catching fish, playing with dolphins and sharks, etc. One of their most exciting experiences was meeting a terrifying sea monster, a whale shark, largest fish known in the world.

    The writing is quite humorous at times; for instance, "Torstein limped about for some time with a rag round his big toe because he had let is stray into the mouth of a dolphin, which had used the opportunity to close its jaws and chew a little harder than usual." The author can also be quite introspective and poetic at times: "Time and evolution somehow ceased to exist; all that was real and that mattered were the same today as they had always been and would always be. We were swallowed up in the absolute common measure of history - endless unbroken darkness under a swarm of stars."

    What is oddly lacking in the tale though (and the reason why I granted 4 stars rather than 5), was any significant development of the personalities of the 6 men who inhabited the raft for 101 days. We read about a few humorous episodes and scary events when one of the sailors falls into the sea, but we read almost no dialogue or interaction between them. How did they get along? Did they squabble? Did they get homesick? Were they afraid of never reaching shore again? Did they have wives and children at home? Did they have annoying habits? How did they handle boredom? Did they get badly sunburned? Did someone always sing out of tune and irritate the heck out of the others? Those types of little details would have humanized the 6 men considerably. I can hardly remember any distinguishing characteristics between them, other than 2 of them slaved over the radio all the time, and one dove into the water to save the life of the other who was falling further and further behind the raft after going overboard.

    Nevertheless, it is a well written chronology of the most impressive feat of floating 101 days across the empty ocean, with only the waves and stars and sun and fish to accompany them. They endured and thrived and have won a well deserved spot in history.

  • I first read "Kon-Tiki" when I was a young girl. It has stayed with me my whole life. My long-suffering mother allowed me to paint my room with murals of a huge Kon-Tiki head and imagined Polynesian scenes. Heyerdahl's descriptions of the raft's journey are so vivid, I could recall many of them almost word-for-word.
    I've long wanted to re-read the book, and gave it to myself as a birthday present. While Heyerdahl's theories of migration are still controversial (though recent DNA evidence may be backing him up more than previously believed), and, very unfortunately, there are undeniably racist elements present in both these theories and his depictions of "brown" people (something I did not realize when young and did not remember), the adventure story still is amazing. I don't at all regret the inspiration it gave and gives to live an adventurous, unafraid life..

  • This is the perfect book to read on a beach vacation. I found the story very interesting, and the imagery really got me into the spirit of things. Reading about an exciting ocean voyage while waves are lapping at my feet was very exciting. I was engaged the whole time and was sad when the journey was finished.

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  • I was not looking for an "adventure on the sea book," but Kon Tiki must have been looking for me! As I was reading, I was figuratively on the raft! I am fond of non-fiction writings/accounts of one's experiences. This gave me everything I like about reading: The story of the experience of the men - from the vehicle in the mountain to collect balsa to the lagoon on the Polynesian island -was told exceptionally well. You cannot put this book down!