On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land -- the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.
Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage -- a magnificent saga of men against the sea.
Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of "Kon-Tiki" has been prepared by an editorial committee headed by Harry Shefter, professor of English at New York University. It includes a foreword by the author, a selection of critical excerpts, notes, an index, and a unique visual essay of the voyage.
- ISBN-13: 9780812449051
- ISBN-10: 0812449053
- Publisher: Perfection Learning
- Publish Date: May 1990
- Page Count: 240
- Dimensions: 7.01 x 4.09 x 0.97 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
Series: Enriched Classics (Pb)