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This is an auction for THE KON-TIKI EXPEDITION by Thor Heyerdahl.

"This is the story of how Thor Heyderdahl and five other men crossed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa-wood raft in an extraordinary bid to prove Heyderdahl's theory that the Polynesians undertook the same feat on such a craft over 1000 years ago." reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!!!! Heyerdahl decided that the best way to support his theories about Polynesian migration was to sail a balsa wood raft across the Pacific. What is wonderful is a palpable sence of vunerability, but also an increasing affinity with the ocean and its sealife. It is simply written but a excellent account of a famous journey."

"FIVE STARS!! This is one of my favourite books of all time and I can't believe it has never been made into a film. The scene in the book when they are being waved off in Peru and everyone thinks they are doomed is fantastic. One of the most audacious and life affirming stories you'll ever read."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is an account of the real life adventure of a young Norwegian and his crew as they sail across the Pacific Ocean in a homemade balsa raft, just to prove a theory. It is written in simple, no nonsense practical terms, describing the adventure in detail, and the day to day life on a raft no bigger that a living room. A fantastic read, amusing, down to earth and inspiring. Gives a taste of real adventure and a lust for living. I loved it. Highly recommended."

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Hardback 1951.

235 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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