[Thor Heyerdahl] ☆ Kon-Tiki Ekspedisjonen [royal-air-force PDF] Ebook Epub Download ↠´ SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE IN FATE, OTHERS DON T I DO, and I don t It may seem at times as if invisible fingers move us about like puppets on strings But for sure, we are not born to be dragged along We can grab the strings ourselves and adjust our course at every crossroad, or take off at any little trail into the unknown ONCE IN A WHILE YOU FIND YOURSELF IN AN odd situation You get into it by degrees and in the most natural way but, when you are right in the midst of it, you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about. So, perhaps, the whole thing began So began, in any case, a whole series of events which finally landed the six of us and a green parrot on board a raft off the coast of South America. I remember how I shocked my father and amazed my mother and my friends when I came back to Norway and handed over my glass jars of beetles and fish from Fatu Hiva This was one of my boyhood books that inspired me to be adventurous, to think the unthinkable, to push beyond the usual. One Of The Great Adventures Of Our Time Life Am Going To Cross Pacific On A Wooden Raft To Support A Theory That The South Sea Islands Were Peopled From Peru Will You Come Reply At Once That Is How Six Brave And Inquisitive Men Came To Seek A Dangerous Path To Test A Scientific Theory On A Primitive Raft Made Of Forty Foot Balsa Logs And Named Kon Tiki In Honor Of A Legendary Sun King, Thor Heyerdahl And Five Companions Deliberately Risked Their Lives To Show That The Ancient Peruvians Could Have Made The , Mile Voyage To The Polynesian Islands On A Similar Craft For Three Months, The Bold Young Men Made Their Way Across The Pacific At The Complete Mercy Of The Ocean They Encountered Storms That Threatened To Tear Their Raft Apart, Whales Large Enough To Sink Them In The Blink Of An Eye, And Sharks Ready To Feast On Any Man Unfortunate Enough To Fall Overboard In The True Spirit Of Adventure, They Held On Until Finally Making Landfall On A Remote Polynesian Island, Proving Heyerdahl S Theory Possible After All On Every Page Of This True Chronicle From The Actual Building Of The Raft Through All The Dangerous And Comic Adventures On The Sea, To The Spectacular Crash Landing And The Native Islanders Hula Dances Each Reader Will Find A Wholesome And Spellbinding Escape From The Twenty First Century WOW This book was recommended to me back in the 1950s by my favorite teacher, Mr Bailey, who ttaught 8th grade in Paso Robles, CA I remember going to the Paso Robles library and handling the book back then, but never reading it until now It took me this long to become interested in seafaring stories My first one was The Wreck of the Mary Deare, which made me realize that books about the sea can be very entertaining This book tops all. read this one a long long time ago Heyerdahl was hero then I wanted to go to the islands, too. Subsequently revised my perception of Thor credibility, but remained interested in ancient sea travel Fascinated by earliest watercraft Believe they were much useful to earliest humans than taught in schools, as Sapiens explored and settled the world Here s link about rafts Wiki The antiquity of the use of sea going rafts by the people of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian coasts has not been established as ancient balsa wood rafts have left few archaeological traces, but it appears that a maritime trading system from southern Colombia to northern Chile was established by about 100 BCE The sudden adoption of metallurgy in the civilizations of Mexico about 800 CE has led archaeologists to conclude that the technology was introduced, most likely by sea going rafts, from the Ecuadorian coast of So A crazy man with a migration theory tries to convince his Scandinavian buddies to float across the Pacific with him on a balsa wood raft in order to give credence to the theory As they value adventure than their lives, they are persuaded to join. Follow his trail from the conception of the theory to the felling of the balsa wood trees, and from the launching of the craft to its disastrous landing on a fragile South Pacific island. This is the story of Thor Heyerdahl s original voyage He would later go on to write a large tome about his ideas probably not available at you local library and build and test several other primitive watercraft to prove that people could have gone from here to there in vessels you would probably trust less than a rubber raft.
still one of the great epics of sea faring told by the really last viking every time in Oslo i pay respect and go and sea the akon Tiki Is there a greater classic among adventure books than the reckless Thor Heyerdahl s story about a 104 day long raft ride through the Pacific in 1947 It is just as crazy as it is heroic and makes your jaw drop everytime The 6 men fighting the elements on a hand made balsa wood vesel are at the mercy of the acient Gods of South America and the Pacific Encounters with wonderful Verne like creatures of the sea bring the Pacific to life Squids and giant sharks are right under your feet, fish and octopus fly into your face daily You just have to put your toothbrush in the water and a fish bites on it vehemently Myths accompany the Scandinavian crew all the way, it s an uplifting tale of a pursuit of dreams Mandatory for armchair explorers I am prepared to fight everyone who says it s a children s book. We had a power outage with a winter storm the other day so I looked around my bookshelves and came across a book I was fascinated with many years ago and decided to read it again The book is Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl The hardcover book I have was published in 1950 It was given to me by my mother for my birthday in 1950 I read this book at least twice a year in the fifties and sixties, but somehow it got put aside This book is one of the key items that helped me decide on a career in the sciences with secondary interest in archaeology and anthropology Of course, early on I studied primarily marine sciences and biology The book is well written with lots of photographs The voyage of the Kon Tiki took place in 1947 The part I liked best wa
.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 Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 4,300 miles 8,000 km by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands All his legendary expeditions are shown in the Kon Tiki Museum, Oslo.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 He created a small museum in his childhood home, with a Vipera berus as the main attraction He studied Zoology and Geography at University of Oslo At the same time, he privately studied Polynesian culture and history, consulting what was then the world s largest private collection of books and papers on Polynesia, owned by Bjarne Kropelien, a wealthy wine merchant in Oslo This collection was later purchased by the University of Oslo Library from Kropelien s heirs and was attached to the Kon Tiki Museum research department After seven terms and consultations with experts in Berlin, a project was developed and sponsored by his zoology professors, Kristine Bonnevie and Hjalmar Broch He was to visit some isolated Pacific island groups and study how the local animals had found their way there Just before sailing together to the Marquesas Islands in 1936, he married his first wife, Liv Coucheron Torp b 1916 , whom he had met shortly before enrolling at the University, and who had studied economics there Though she is conspicuously absent from many of his papers and talks, Liv participated in nearly all of Thor s journeys, with the exception of the Kon Tiki Expedition The couple had two sons Thor Jr and Bj rn The marriage ended in divorce and in 1949 Thor Heyerdahl married Yvonne Dedekam Simonsen They in turn had three daughters Annette, Marian and Helene Elisabeth This marriage also ended in divorce, in 1969 In 1991 Thor Heyerdahl married for the third time, to Jacqueline Beer b 1932.Thor Heyerdahl s grandson, Olav Heyerdahl, retraced his grandfather s Kon Tiki voyage in 2006, as part of a six member crew The voyage, called the Tangaroa Expedition, was intended as a tribute to Thor Heyerdahl, as well as a means to monitor the Pacific Ocean s environment A film about the voyage is in preparation from Wikipedia