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Five men in search of a mythical hero journey from Peru to Polynesia in this classic account of nautical adventure.This enriched classic edition includes:Detailed explanatory notesCritical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the workA unique visual essay of the voyage...

Title : მოგზაურობა "კონ-ტიკით"
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ISBN : 18760986
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 286 Pages
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მოგზაურობა "კონ-ტიკით" Reviews

  • Erik Graff
    2019-03-09 03:11

    Every Norwegian family we knew had a copy of this book on their shelves. I read it with much familial encouragement at an early age, mostly as a travel adventure, which it is, and not so much with any regard for the scientific hypothesis the author was testing. Aku-Aku followed soon thereafter.In 1978, in the summer following seminary graduation, I was invited by mother to visit her in Oslo before moving from New York City back to Chicago. It was a great trip filled with many memorable events. One of them was revisiting the Kon-Tiki Museum there which I hadn't seen since the last time in Oslo at age ten. In the parking lot who should be standing there but Thor Heyerdahl himself? Although he was talking to another man, Mother interrupted them as if she knew him to introduce me to the great man as her son. Polite nothings were exchanged. He was very, very tall.Did she know him? It's a small country.Mom did know the former prime minister, Gro Harlam Brundtland, and once, walking down Karljohan, Oslo' main drag, with her boyfriend, she recognized, but couldn't exactly place, the portly gentleman walking his dogs in front of them--someone from Chicago, she thought. Anyway, she broke away from Egil, the boyfriend, and darted up to the old fellow, saying she recognized him, but, sadly, couldn't remember his name. "Perhaps, Madam, it is because I am your king," Kong Olav replied.

  • Mukikamu
    2019-03-16 04:31

    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.

  • AhmadEbaid
    2019-03-12 21:06

    ولتضف لعلمك علة أخرى قد تدفع الرجال لشد الرحال"ثور هايردال، بطل الرحلة"هي قصة حقيقية، عن متخصص أعراق نرويجي قضى حياته يجمع أدلة على فكرة سيطرت عليه منذ فجر شبابه، وهي أن الحضارات القديمة ربما قد تكون قد انتشرت نتيجة لرحلات بحرية قامت بها الشعوب البدائية عبر البحار والمحيطات،وأحد تجليات أفكاره أن وجد تشابها بين حضارات امريكا الجنوبية وجزر المحيط الهادئ، فافترض أن حضارة الأخيرة مصدرها الأولى تماما كما تقول أساطيرهم المحلية عن الأسلاف وهو عكس الفكرة السائدة وقتها بأن أهل جزر المحيط الهادئ قد أتوا من آسيااستدل هايردال بالزعيم كون تيكي الذي اختفى من بيرو ثم ظهرت آثاره كإله في جزر الهندي، وحاجج الطرف الآخر بأن أهل الجنوب لم يملكوا سوى الأطواف الخشبية التي لا يمكنها قطع كل تلك المسافة في المحيط الهاديء الهائجولكن التماثيل الحجرية في جزيرة ايستر بالمحيط الهاديء تشبه التماثيل القديمة في أمريكا الجنوبية، كما أن الأساطير المحلية تتطابق مع أفكاره ونظرياته التي تراودهفكان هذا كافيا ليضع هايردال حياته على المحك فوق طوف مطابق لما امتلكه اهل الجنوب، وأبحر من بيرو مع خمس رجال وببغاء قاصدين الغرب"مسار رحلة كون تيكي، ثمانية آلاف كيلو متر""المعجزة التي حملتهم"لقد كان هايردال من النوع الذي يصدق في نفسه كثيرا، فصدقه الناس من حوله واقتنعوا بمساعدته حتى وإن لم يستطيعوا تبيان مصير كل هذا الحماس الذي لديه***القصة بسيطة وسردها متسلسل بوضوح في أسلوب أدبي مشوق لحد احساسك بأنك العضو السابع فوق طوفهم المتواضع، الترجمة جيدة وسلسة

  • Jessaka
    2019-02-24 23:03

    WOW!!! This book was recommended to me back in the 1950s by my favorite teacher of all time, my 8th Grade teacher, Mr. Bailey, who lived 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.

  • Blair
    2019-03-07 22:27

    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 more 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.

  • Brian
    2019-03-27 05:05

    Super fun read, great travel book.Favorite passage: "Sometimes, too, we went out in the rubber boat to look at ourselves by night. Coal-black seas towered up on all sides, and a glittering myriad of tropical stars drew a faint reflection from plankton in the water. The world was simple - stars in the darkness. Whether it was 1947 BC or AD suddenly became of no significance. We lived, and that we felt with alert intensity. We realized that life had been full for men before the technical age also - in fact, fuller and richer in many ways than the life of modern man. Time and evolution somehow ceased to exist; all that was real and that mattered were the same today as they had always been and would always be. We were swallowed up in the absolute common measure of history - endless unbroken darkness under a swarm of stars."

  • K.D. Absolutely
    2019-03-13 05:23

    What's in the book cover is correct: "once you start reading this, you cannot put it down". It's an excellent adventure non-fiction book and when I saw Aku-Aku in Booksale, I bought it right away. The vivid narration was so effective that I could actually smell the sea while reading the novel. This was published in 1950 but it is still exciting and informative. I had no chance yet to go the Polynesian islands and South America but after reading the book, I thought I could visualize those places. I finished this book in just 2 days.

  • Rob
    2019-03-11 21:12

    This book has captivated me for almost thirty years. I recommend it highly, both for those loving adventure yarns and those interested in anthropology. Whenever you watch a show on the Discovery Channel, History, NatGeo, etc., like as not if the person hosting actually goes out to try something the ancients did, he or she owes a debt to Heyerdahl, who helped 'kill' armchair anthropology, and science, really. Kon-Tiki is the book that chronicles the critical moment.

  • Meg
    2019-03-01 04:31

    Part of this book was included in my sixth grade literature reader. After we read it, I swore that I was going to find it and read the whole thing. I finally did, but not until I was about 23 or so!At any rate, it's a story so inspiring, one man's dreams and theories put to the test, I think everyone should read it. Makes me want to sale across the ocean on a big raft!!

  • Annalisa
    2019-02-27 00:22

    When nobody believed his theory that the Polynesian islands were settled by travelers from Peru because they had no boats, Thor set out to prove his theory by building his own raft ala early Peruvian civilization and sailing across the Pacific. What amazed me was his determination and optimism. When naval officials inspected the raft prior to departure and insisted he was sailing off to his eminent death and he abort, instead of being discouraged or fearful, Thor was confident his expedition would succeed because his predecessors had.Call it faith or stupidity, everything fell into place from finding the perfect group of 5 men to join his travel to cutting through government red tape and getting funding and supplies. Even the one seemingly setback where they could not find anyone to supply the balsa logs so they entered the jungle and cut them down themselves ended up being for their benefit when the fresh logs, still containing sap, keep the raft floating longer than dry logs would have.There adventures on the open water including catching shark, hitting storms, and observing strange ocean life were very interesting and their knowledge, skills, and most of all spirit of adventure amazed me. But it's not all page-turning excitement. There were parts of the book that dragged, parts that found me asleep in the middle of a chapter. I'm glad I read the account, but overall, I think it is a book that would intrigue my husband more and I have recommended that he read it.

  • Michael
    2019-03-19 03:02

    The true story of a man's unwavering belief in his theory of the peopling of the South Pacific and the courage to risk his own life to prove it. Thor Heyerdahl's theory was criticized at the time and has since been proven wrong with the help of DNA testing, but his logic makes sense and one can't argue with his spirit. All I can say is this guy had balls. Even with today's technology such as GPS, few people would venture across the Pacific Ocean on a home-made raft just to prove that it can be done. Thor and his mates tried it in 1946! Thor's accounts of adventure on the high seas are vivid and the naming ceremony with the islanders at the end nearly had me cheering out loud. My copy includes the added bonus of pictures from the voyage. Let me know if you'd like to borrow--I'm happy to share this fantastic book.

  • Petra X
    2019-03-07 02:31

    I read this in school and hated it. My tastes in reading are quite different now and I think I might reread this. Now I think it looks interesting.

  • Bill Burris
    2019-03-01 05:25

    I read this a long time ago.

  • Cassandra
    2019-03-19 03:16

    Having read this book on a catamaran with a broken engine limping its way from Miami to Panama, I think I have an interesting viewpoint on the stories. I found myself reading passages out loud over and over again, remarking on the sheer insanity of this man and his companions.Baiting sharks, drifting along currents on a raft he had no idea was going to hold together, living on a diet of whatever they could catch to supplement's startling and a fantastic adventure. I also found myself exclaiming "Seriously?!" out loud over and over again, as the crew kept getting into situations that I can't imagine any of my modern seafaring friends daring to attempt.All in all, a very enjoyable read and one I would reccomend to anyone going somewhere sunny with a sandy beach, or in need of some south pacific visuals.

  • Martha
    2019-03-24 23:11

    What makes this classic such a great adventure story is the way it is told. The author never seems to take himself too seriously, even though it is obvious that a lot of research and planning went into the journey. He's no fool, even if he's a little foolhardy. He just manages to understate the level of detail that went into his plan, revealing it bit by bit as the successful journey proves that the choices made in planning worked. He and his 5 partners on the raft are young, fit, and full of that post-World War II optimism the men who had survived brought home. Discomfort is a footnote and curiosity holds center stage (or should I say, center raft). It's no wonder this book has held the interest of several generations already and no doubt more to come.

  • Pamela
    2019-03-07 22:21

    Such great courage, tenacity, daring, and adventure!!! In our techno savvy, GPS and computer guided world, it's hard to tangibly grasp the accomplishments Heyerdahl and his crew achieved, floating/drifting thousands of miles across the open Pacific for over three months on a raft made of only natural resources. Considerably, phenomenal. A bit repetitive in places, but certainly a great oceanic adventure and biography.

  • Laura
    2019-03-05 21:09

    A movie was made based on this book.From IMDB:Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

  • John Mccullough
    2019-03-20 23:11

    This was one of my boyhood books that inspired me to be adventurous, to think the unthinkable, to push beyond the usual.

  • Quang Khuê
    2019-02-25 23:28

    Chán óm, chả có cái gì đáng quan tâm cả.

  • Jennie
    2019-02-28 22:27

    Did pretty much every Gen-X'er grow up staring at this book on the shelf? Was it next to The Prophet and under a poster of Johnathan Livingston Seagull? Additionally, my dad was very into carving Easter Island statues out of railroad chalk...cute story, but I am going to slam Mr. Heyerdahl in a moment and Easter Island and those statues (Moai) figure into that.OK, so the good: Heyerdahl is a great writer. I am not really into boats or boating and I live by a's a big one, natural, but the ocean is not a big part of my life. It is endlessly fascinating, however. So, I sat down and enjoyed reading a book about building a boat and sailing it. Details I could not have imagined were poured into this tale and it is exciting. Good narration. I'm having a really hard time reviewing the book's good points because I wanted to enjoy the inspiration for the expedition. I wanted to learn more about Polynesian folklore and culture. I wasn't able to set aside how angry Heyerdahl makes me. His whole theory is wrong. It was proven wrong decades ago. No one notices. It is pretty insulting too. So, the Polynesian culture consisted of accidental tourists because they could never figure out how to travel like that white guy did it at that time or before them. I imagine it hurts in some way to give expert navigators and sailors credit for spreading their culture across over 1,000 islands. They didn't know the islands would be there. They were experts at using the night sky--from it they had means to a clock, compass, and the calculation of latitude. If they were in the South Pacific (they were, they're there right now), it was intentional exploration. They had purpose. And they constructed amazing art.Well, that brings me to the Moai. (And yes, the silly "walking" theory is not from Kon-Tiki, but the Peruvian theory makes this possible at all. And it *is* his theory (it is in a different, later book) and I have not spent good time scoffing at "brown people dumb, must be aliens" type stuff for nothing.)See, people too ignorant to do more than hope the currents bring them to land were not able to move those gigantic statues. How would they move them? How does anyone move anything at all? Magnets. How do they work? My main problem with all of this is exactly when are we going to stop with all of it? (Someone is going to complain that I'm bringing it up, but I have to. It is insulting to an entire culture.) Hard evidence refutes him. His behavior is part of a larger problem. Just because we cannot figure out how an ancient culture may have accomplished a task does not mean that they simply didn't do it because some precious, smarter (whiter?) saviors did or it was aliens. There are things we will not figure out and no one should be allowed to overshadow better explanations with this ignorance. Face the consequences of this type of thinking. See, we might know how ancient cultures accomplished a great many things, but some of us were too busy burning their stuff and forcing them to convert to Christianity. Some of us decided they couldn't possibly know anything we would want to know. Staring at his book growing up, I never read it. Didn't want to. It sat next to The Prophet (skipped it because I'm not a hippie) and The Chariots of the Gods--that tome for ancient astronaut enthusiasts. And, based on all the Moai statue stuff I looked up, Thor Heyerdahl belonged right next to it. I've read the book now. It doesn't belong right there, but it is adjacent. Heyerdahl may be a hero, but his influence was allowed in the wrong areas of study and his theories are ultimately very damaging.

  • Lisa (Harmonybites)
    2019-03-05 05:12

    This is the first person account of Thor Heyerdahl of his 1947 voyage with five companions across the South Pacific; over 4,000 nautical miles in 101 days with five companions on a balsa log raft. There are various genres this book could be said to fall into: anthropology, adventure/exploration and memoir, and I have mixed feelings about its success in each. The entire purpose of the voyage was "to support a theory that the South Sea Islands were populated from Peru." Heyerdahl did have some compelling points for his theory. Given his expeditions sailing in craft of ancient design, Heyerdahl has good reason to claim that the ocean is "a conveyer, not an isolator." (Although in that case one must ask why Old and New Worlds lost contact for centuries.) Right in the front matter is a map showing the Humboldt currents and trade winds--going west, not east, making it seem plausible the islands were peopled from the Americas rather than Asia. And the sweet potato, which comes from South America, is a Polynesian staple. Nevertheless, Heyerdahl couldn't even get a legitimate scholar to look at his manuscript, because the Incas didn't have boats--only rafts which were believed unseaworthy. So Heyerdahl decided to have constructed a craft made of the same design and materials as pre-Columbian Peruvians and sail it from Peru across the Pacific to one of the South Sea Islands to prove it could be done, so his theory could be taken seriously. From what I can gather, despite the success of his voyage, this is considered by anthropologists today to be at best a fringe theory, if not downright crackpot. Worse is Heyerdahl's fixation that every "high" aspect of pre-Columbian New World came from "legendary white people" who voyaged to the New World, presumably from Europe, and created Aztec, Inca and Polynesian civilization and then were displaced by later Amerindian settlers. So as anthropology, although there's not much discussion of it, for me the book fails pretty resoundingly. Especially when you consider his craft had to be towed out of harbor, didn't land so much as wreck itself on a South Sea Island reef, and that, as Heyerdahl admits, it was sheer luck they used just cut balsa wood which still had enough sap to keep the craft afloat. Had they used dried logs as planned, they would have floundered.And then there's the memoir/adventure tale aspect, which I consider a qualified success. Qualified because note the above part about luck--and admittedly guts. But I'm somewhat a fan of tales of exploration and I couldn't help compare Heyerdahl to his compatriot Roald Amundsen, the polar explorer. Amundsen famously said that "adventure is just bad planning." He won that race to the South Pole because of rational and efficient planning, preparedness, experience and skill--little of which seemed evident in Heyerdahl. Reading of how Heyerdahl prepared and planned for the Kon-Tiki expedition on the other hand, it's hard for me to understand how he didn't wind up with a Darwin Award. Several maritime experts told him the Kon Tiki was unseaworthy, just as anthropologists had told him his migration theories were unsound--he launched anyway. And as memoir, if you're expecting to find much psychological insight into what he and his five companions went through on a raft for nearly four months, you're going to be disappointed.Ah, but there are some redeeming qualities to reading this--namely as a tale of the sea. It was often (although perhaps not often enough) fascinating to read about the marine life they came across, the storms and dangers they faced. An encounter with a whale shark was particularly memorable--as was just the abundance of food available to them living off the sea in that raft. They had enough flying fish jumping into the raft to make fishing superfluous the way Heyerdahl told it. Crab, squid, even plankton around them could make a tasty meal, although their favorite was the Bonito fish. So it's as an account of nature and the sea that this tale makes up points for me, even if I look at the theories that inspired this voyage with a jaundiced eye.

  • Yasser
    2019-02-24 00:31

    رحلة كون تيكيفي عام 1947 بدأ مستكشف نرويجي اسمه ثور هايردال رحلة عجيبة جدا. فقد أبحر بطوف مصنوع من جذوع الأشجار لمسافة 7000 كيلو متر في المحيط الهادي، من من سواحل أمريكا اللاتينية إلى جزر البولينيزيا، حيث قطعها في 101 يوم ليصل إلى شواطئ جزيرة تواموتو.صاحبه في رحلته خمسة أشخاص غيره إضافة إلى ببغاء!وكان اسم الطوف (كون تيكي) على اسم أحد آلهة الإنكا (إله الشمس بالتحديد).كانت نظريته أن بعض الشعوب البدائية ربما تكون قد انتشرت نتيجة لرحلات بحرية قامت بها عبر البحار والمحيطات.حاول إقناع العالم بفكرته، لكنها فوجئت بالرفض. إذ كيف يمكن لهؤلاء القدماء أن يعبروا المحيطات الشاسعة والبحار المضطربة بوسائلهم البدائية؟!وكان رد ثور بأنه سيقوم برحلة بطوف بدائي مصنوع من شجر البلسا، ليريهم كيف أن نظريته صحيحة، وأن تلك الأطواف يمكنها نشر الحضارات عبر البحار والمحيطات، فأبحر في رحلة طويلة لمدة 101 يوم، قطع خلالها 7000 كيلومتر خلال المحيط الهادي، مجتازا بطوفه البدائي عواصف وأمواج عاتية، وقروش وحيتان وأسماك على كل شكل ولون.صنع طوفه البدائي هذا بناء على دراسته لحضارة الإنكا ورسومات لهم أوضحت استخدامهم لقوارب ألهمته لصناعة قاربه.مسار الرحلة التي استمرت 101 يومكتب الرجل رحلته في رواية أسماها "رحلة كون تيكي: 6 رجال وببغاء على طوف في المحيط الهادي".. وهي الرواية التي بين يدينا.. والتي يحكي فيها تفاصيل رحلاته، وتصويره لكثير من الصور خلال تلك الرحلة. والعقبات التي واجهتهم وكيف تغلبوا عليها.واقعية الأحداث جعل للرواية بعدا آخر تماما، وأعطاها ميزة تفوق كبيرة جدا.. فكل حدث يمر عليك، تعرف أنه قد حدث، تجده يجذبك نحو معرفة الذي يليه.. وهكذا حتى تصل لنهاية الرواية، وستحزن عندما تفعل.الطواف الذي استخدمه الرحالة، موجود في متحف كون تيكيالرواية حولت لعديد الأفلام الوثائقية والدرامية آخرها فيلم نرويجي عام 2012 (تقييم 7.3 على Imdb).

  • Huda Aweys
    2019-03-19 01:13

    أمثال هؤلاء هم من يكتبون التاريخ .. *****مبدأيا مشكلتنا مع أصحاب الحضارات القديمة كانت دايما قصور تخيلنا بخصوصهم .. واللي بيصورهم لنا دايما في شكل كاريكاتوري بيرضي غرورنا بالإرتقاء والتطور ! ، .. حوار التطور دا اساسا عمل لنا مشاكل كبيرة في التواصل الحقيقي مع تاريخنا البشري البشر زمان هم هم البشر الآن .. امتلكوا نفس العقل ونفس الإرادة ، وتطورنا عنهم الآن هو تطور طبيعي نتج عن تراكم معرفي .. تراكم معارفهم اللي سجلوها و(وصلت لنا) على معرفتنا الآنية .. لا أكثر و لا أقل *****فكرة مجنونة + روح مغامرة :)*****الشبه مابين حضارتنا وحضارات أمريكا الجنوبية ... من زمان وهو بيثير دهشتي وتساؤلي ... ، وغيري كتير أكيد ، لكن كام واحد قرر يفكر و .. (يتخيل) بجد عن الحقيقة والسر ورا الموضوع دا؟...(ثور هايردال) عمل دا :) فكّر إن أصحاب الحضارات القديمة قدروا يتواصلوا من خلال رحلات بحرية عبر البحار والمحيطات ، .. ودا عادي جدا ووارد جدا .. لأنهم كانوا بشر زينا ! .. ماكانوش أميبا ماشية ع الأرض زي ما بيتخيل بعض مجاذيب التطور والمتخلفين .....عمنا ثور هايردال عشان يثبت الحقيقة دي لكارهي جنسهم :) قرر يعمل رحلة بنفسه على طوف بدائي في العام 1947 ونقدر نعتبره نجح في اثبات دا فعلا :) <3 *****مستني الخاطرة دي جدا من الكتاب ، لأنه جال في خاطري مثلها وأنا في رحلتي الأربعينية بصحراء مطروح :) "كان عالمنا بسيط جدا ، مجرد نجوم في الظلام ، ونحن نحيا،ونشعر بالسعادة لكوننا أحياء ، وكنا نفكر في الشعوب القديمة ، لقد كانت حياتهم مليئة بالحركة والنشاط ، ربما أكثر من حياتنا في كثير من المجالات ..."

  • Heman
    2019-03-25 05:31

    I can't quite put my finger on what's wrong with this book and the narrative. It is not gripping, (not to me at least) it is old fashioned (for example peppered with 1940s constant racial remarks,)involves a good deal of ignorance of marine biology (well, it's just before the Jacques Cousteau era) and the arguments that Heyerdahl makes about Kon-Tiki are too fantastic and full of erroneous convictions, generalizations and too many assumptions, which are obvious even to a layman like myself. The book has an air of a cheap Boy's Adventure magazine story circa 1940s.Strangely enough, I did not see any review that points out to the crucial fact that Heyerdahl's theory has not been accepted and new genetic data strongly suggest that it is substantially wrong. There might at best been a weak link between the Eastern Polynesia (Hawaii mostly) and the Northern American tribes, but nothing about Peru. Based on genetic data, it is now believed that Polynesians originally hailed from Taiwan.

  • Ahmed
    2019-03-23 02:08

    كتاب مذهل وممتع جداكنت عارف Thor Heyerdahl من كتابات أنيس منصورو عرفت قصة كون تيكي من كتاب أعجب الرحلات في التاريخو لما لقيت الكتاب ده قررت أشتريه بلا ترددوكأننى كنت الرجل السابع على متن الطوفالفكرة إن ثور عالم أجناس بشرية و كان عايز يثبت إن أهل جزر المحيط الهادي هاجروا من أمريكا الجنوبية مش من آسيا كما كان شائعافقرر أنه يسافر من امريكا الجنوبية لجزر المحيط الهادي على طوف من خشب البالسا كما فعل أهل المحيط من آلاف السنينو الفيلم التسجيلى اللى صوره تور هايردال أثناء الرحلة نفسهاأخد جائزة الأوسكار لأحسن فيلم تسجيلي عام 1951و أنتج أيضا فيلم عام 2012 بنفس الاسم و كان أضخم إنتاج في السينما النرويجية على الإطلاق و إترشح لأوسكار أحسن فيلم أجنبي

  • Jo
    2019-03-22 00:08

    This book was such an adventure! Not only was it full of interesting theories and facts, but it was a story told by a supreme storyteller. It is the true account of six men who, when no professor or institution of higher learning would publish their academic theories on the origin of the Polynesian people (because no one could believe that Peruvians in 500 AD had the technology to travel across the wide pacific), travelled by RAFT (made of logs and nails or chains) from Peru to the South Sea Islands. I was flabberghasted at every turn, and you will be too. I just found myself totally amazed at the courage, if you can call it that, of these 6 men. It truly sparked my interest in the ocean and all its wondrous life and beauty! It is a must-read.

  • Yorgo
    2019-03-11 01:19

    A must read !! I read this book while I was travelling and wildcamping 1-2 years ago, and I loved it. I remember reading it in the night on my ebook reader, during our shorts breaks, or sitting by a campfire somewhere lost in Germany.The fact that this is a true story makes it even better. It's well written, and transports you in their adventure across the pacific ocean. You'll learn also quite a few interesting historical points while reading it, and the fact that it's the story about someone's commitment to prove their point (when he knew he was right and against all odds) and go as far as they can to prove it, is worth the reading experience !

  • Kathleen
    2019-03-04 22:29

    My fifth grader self filled in this rating. This book informed my daydreams and supplemented those at night, as well. I'm hesitant to revisit this book as an adult but I know if I see it, I'll read it. It will be interesting to see how it compares to its earlier, little girl consumed version. I read this somewhere between Narnia and The Time Machine and I don't think I could have had any complaints about the book except for the team's oversight of finding me through space and time and taking me along, but the book accomplishes that quite well so I'll let them off the hook. I'll read this again, someday.

  • Eldon Miller
    2019-03-18 23:28

    Absolutely loved this book, read it the first time when i was about 10, and then again about a year ago. Thor Heyerdahl has a way of telling the story that makes it about impossible to put the book down. He writes in a frank and intimate style, at times getting slightly off topic but still very enjoyable. The accounts of the crew and their interactions will have you laughing out loud. A great read i would recommend to anyone who has an adventurous streak

  • Chelsea
    2019-03-01 03:14

    What a great adventure!! What makes the book even more interesting to me is that it was written in 1947 when he challenged some "known" ideas about how the Polynesian Islands were settled anciently. I am going to read more now about Easter Island and ancient treks taken from South America going west.For my friends who are LDS, you will find the information in the book about the Incas and their travels very interesting indeed. :-D