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Kon-Tiki : across the Pacific by raft

Author: Thor Heyerdahl; F H Lyon
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Series: Enriched classics series.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
Database:WorldCat
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This book tells the story of how six young men proved that a prehistoric voyage from South America [to Polynesia] was possible ... The South American balsa raft, which scholars had claimed would sink if it were not regularly dried out ashore, stayed buoyant as a cork. And Polynesia, held to be inaccessible for a watercraft from ancient America, proved to be well within the range of aboriginal voyagers from Peru.-p.  Read more...
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Named Person: Thor Heyerdahl; Thor Heyerdahl
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thor Heyerdahl; F H Lyon
OCLC Number: 191884793
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pocket Books, ©1984. [35th anniversary ed.].
Includes Reader's supplement to Kon-Tiki.
Translation of: Kon-Tiki ekspedisjonen.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Theory --
Expedition is born --
To South America --
Across the Pacific --
Halfway --
Across the Pacific --
To the South Sea Islands --
Among Polynesians.
Series Title: Enriched classics series.
Responsibility: Thor Heyerdahl ; translated by F.H. Lyon.

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This book tells the story of how six young men proved that a prehistoric voyage from South America [to Polynesia] was possible ... The South American balsa raft, which scholars had claimed would sink if it were not regularly dried out ashore, stayed buoyant as a cork. And Polynesia, held to be inaccessible for a watercraft from ancient America, proved to be well within the range of aboriginal voyagers from Peru.-p. xii.

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