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Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian explorer, adventurer, and writer. Born in 1914, he became famous for the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition. He died in Italy in 2002.
Amazing book. I read it years ago and both my husband and I re-read it on a Hawaiian cruise last year. It was just as good the second time around.Published 8 months ago by T Leigh
Book quality is quite poor. The print is very small. The photo insert pages are on different paper than the rest of the book.Published on June 27 2013 by Maureen
I enjoyed reading this book, so much so that I incorporated it into a research paper of mine pertaining to Tiki statues and their movement and evolution across Polynesia. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2003 by Chrysie Bruzik
The events that occur in the book I read, Kon-Tiki, seem so fantastic and unbelievable that if you didn't know any better, you'd swear they were made up. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2001
This book is for the voyeur that wants a window into the lost age of adventure, those years before 1940. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2001 by Paris1929
Kon-Tiki starts with an idea, conceived during Heyerdahl's stay on a South Seas island researching his doctoral thesis: could Polynesia have been colonized by trans-Pacific emigres... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2000 by neurotome
Heyerdahl's book succeeds on many levels--it is both an intriguing scientific/anthropological speculation and an enthralling tale of adventure. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2000 by ADP
Forget idiotic movies like 'Jaws,' these Scandanavian maniacs grab sharks by the tail and kill them for fun. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2000 by TUCO H.