Kontiki is also the name of heyerdahls book, the academy awardwinning documentary film. I tried to get a sense of what was going on in the summary and it was so boring and factual that i couldnt even get a feel for characters and the story line. This fact about kontiki begins heyerdahls theory and later putting him on the raft in the pacific. Kontiki q4 the end of the chapter, thor explains the purpose of the centerboards, which has been long the kontiki. If you want to get something that you can read and enjoy, get the book itself. Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this kontiki study guide and get instant access to the following critical essays. Across the pacific by raft chapter 1, a theory summary. The kontiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the pacific ocean from south. Heyerdahl gives a very thorough overview of the preparations, the voyage itself, and their arrival in polynesia. The kontiki was named after the inca sun god, viracocha, and kontiki is an old name for this god. Read a character analysis of juliet, plot summary, and important quotes.
Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and. He finds himself wondering why he is in this position. Kon tiki is an excellent book describing the adventure of six me. Kontiki is also the name of heyerdahls book, the academy award winning documentary film. If you would like to learn how to plan and execute a major project, then kon tiki. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous. This study guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries. Heyerdahl filmed the expedition, which later became the academy award winning documentary in 1951, and he wrote a book about the expedition that was translated into 70 languages and sold more than 50 millions copies around the world. I thought that was what i had ordered and was sadly mistaken. Now a major motion picture, kontiki is the record of thor heyerdahls astonishing threemonth voyage across the pacific.
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First performed around 1596, romeo and juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical west side story, and a dozen films. Heyerdahl recounted the epic voyage in the bestselling 1950 book. Intrigued by polynesian folklore, biologist thor heyerdahl suspected that the south sea islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east. Now a major motion picture, kontiki is the record of thor heyerdahls astonishing. This study guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your.35 836 1215 220 1270 184 1319 1454 1471 174 1371 324 626 432 442 260 425 658 59 472 717 563 1238 145 136 1687 580 595 1145 1487 1565 1407 447 1324 1373 1680 435 915 1211 1271 603 563 534 79 631 723 1484