Monday, December 5, 2011

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

Looking for a great book to read?  Whether you like a great story or learning you will love Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft.

Since fifth grade I have been a big fan on Robinson Crusoe or Swiss Family Robinson type stories.  So it isn't a surprise that I like this story.  Since it is very much like a real world Swiss Family Robinson.

Heyerdahl and his companions build a Raft from natural materials, and then set sail with it in the Pacific, to test a theory he had about the first human settlement of that area of the world.

I am a big fan and supporter of Ebooks, but I strongly suggest getting a dead tree version of this book for the photographs, there are a lot of pictures that illustrate events or animals described in the book.  I have deadtree version of this book myself, and will probably get an Ebook as well.

One important note about the word usage, they mention "Dolphins" in this book, they are talking about a fish also know as Mahi_Mahi, not the air breathing Dolphin.  I didn't figure this out till I looked at the pictures and captions in my first read through of the book.

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