The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Raft across the South Seas. Translated by F. H. Lyon.

By: Heyerdahl, Thor.

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Octavo, brown blind-stamped cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, top edge brown, 235 pp + [iv] pp ads. Near-Fine, in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: Heyerdahl has spent much of his life studying the culture of the Polynesian aborigines. His contention was that the primitive peoples possessed, 1,500 years ago, the means of travelling from South America to Polynesia. During the war he served in the Free Norwegian Air Force. After the war he decided to prove his claim, which had been rejected by experts, by sailing an exact replica of the ancient Inca balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia. The 4,300 mile journey took 101 days and decisively established the feasibility of his claim. The Kon-Tiki Expedition is the description of that voyage. Recently, in his magnum opus, American Indians in the Pacific, Heyerdahl has given in detail the facts supporting his theory...

Title: The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Raft across the South Seas. Translated by F. H. Lyon.

Author Name: Heyerdahl, Thor.

Categories: South Pacific,

Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., (1953).:

Seller ID: 60961bd