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This is an auction for THE RA EXPEDITIONS by Thor Heyerdahl. reviews:

"FIVE STARS!! This book could be the best adventure book I have ever read and best anthropology book ever. I could not put this book down. How could I have gone 36 years without reading it? I read Kon Tiki 20 years ago and loved that as well. This ranks up there with Bryson and Cahill for adventure/history writing."

"FIVE STARS!!! Thor Heyerdahl's double achievement of the Kon Tiki and Ra expeditions are nothing short of incredible. In the Kon Tiki he set out to prove how the Pacific Islands had been originally populated. He succeeded. For Ra, he constructed a craft of local papyrus reeds and set out to show how ancient Egyptians reached the Americas thousands of years before Columbus. He succeeded again. Whilst a plethora of so-called experts scoffed at the very notion - claiming any such craft would simply disintegrate in anything more than a calm sea, Heyerdahl and his 6 man crew set sail from North Africa. After 2,700 miles they were eventually battered into submission by a great storm and had to abandon their craft. Within a year, however, they were back with Ra II and made the crossing from Morocco to Barbados in 57 days. The distance - a mere 3,270 miles. Now we know why Pyramids are also found in Central and Southern America... Heyerdahl's achievements rank alongside being the first man on the moon or the first to climb Everest - except that he has two such credits to his name. In this book, his latter adventure is recorded in the most interesting, yet factual way, and is a joy to read."

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Hardback 1972.

383 pages + photographs.

Good condition. .

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