Courses this book is used in:
- Elementary Literature:
Kon-Tiki, published in 1950, is the non-fiction account of Thor Heyerdahl's journey across the Pacific Ocean. Heyerdahl set out to sail from Peru to the Polynesian islands, on a raft, to show that the ancient people could have done so, thus populating the islands. He recruits five other men and, in 1947, they head to South America, construct a primitive raft, and set sail for the islands 4300 nautical miles away.