The Ra Expeditions

The Ra Expeditions
Title The Ra Expeditions PDF eBook
Author Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Pages 336
Release 1993
Genre Atlantic Ocean
ISBN 0006545300

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Title Kon-Tiki PDF eBook
Author Thor Heyerdahl
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 290
Release 2014-11-11
Genre History
ISBN 1632200171

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“One of the great adventures of our time.” —Life “Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.” That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made of forty-foot balsa logs and named “Kon-Tiki” in honor of a legendary sun king, Thor Heyerdahl and five companions deliberately risked their lives to show that the ancient Peruvians could have made the 4,300-mile voyage to the Polynesian islands on a similar craft. For three months, the bold young men made their way across the pacific at the complete mercy of the ocean. They encountered storms that threatened to tear their raft apart, whales large enough to sink them in the blink of an eye, and sharks ready to feast on any man unfortunate enough to fall overboard. In the true spirit of adventure, they held on until finally making landfall on a remote Polynesian island, proving Heyerdahl’s theory possible after all. On every page of this true chronicle—from the actual building of the raft through all the dangerous and comic adventures on the sea, to the spectacular crash landing and the native islanders’ hula dances—each reader will find a wholesome and spellbinding escape from the twenty-first century.

Star Nomad (Fallen Empire, Book 1)

Star Nomad (Fallen Empire, Book 1)
Title Star Nomad (Fallen Empire, Book 1) PDF eBook
Author Lindsay Buroker
Publisher Lindsay Buroker
Pages 184
Release 2017-06-15
Genre Fiction

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The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold. But she has a plan. Steal a dilapidated and malfunctioning freighter from a junkyard full of lawless savages. Slightly suicidal, but she believes she can do it. Her plan, however, does not account for the elite cyborg soldier squatting in the freighter, intending to use it for his own purposes. As an imperial soldier, he has no love for Alliance pilots. In fact, he's quite fond of killing them. Alisa has more problems than she can count, but she can't let cyborgs, savages, or ancient malfunctioning ships stand in her way. If she does, she’ll never see her daughter again. Fans of Firefly and Star Wars should enjoy this fun, fast-paced space opera series from USA Today best-selling author, Lindsay Buroker. If you like to wait and binge-read, the series is now complete at eight novels.

Thinking Through Cultures

Thinking Through Cultures
Title Thinking Through Cultures PDF eBook
Author Richard A. Shweder
Publisher Harvard University Press
Pages 420
Release 1991
Genre Psychology
ISBN 9780674884168

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Shweder calls for exploration of the human mind--and of one's own mind--by thinking through the ideas and practices of other peoples and their cultures. He examines evidence of cross-cultural similarities and differences in mind, self, emotion, and morality with special reference to the cultural psychology of a traditional Hindu temple town in India.

Aku-Aku : the secret of Easter Island

Aku-Aku : the secret of Easter Island
Title Aku-Aku : the secret of Easter Island PDF eBook
Author Thor Heyerdahl
Pages 368
Release 1965

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Conversations with Casals

Conversations with Casals
Title Conversations with Casals PDF eBook
Author Pablo Casals
Publisher New York : E. P. Dutton
Pages 264
Release 1957
Genre Cellists

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Thor Heyerdahl's Search for Odin

Thor Heyerdahl's Search for Odin
Title Thor Heyerdahl's Search for Odin PDF eBook
Author Vibeke Roggen
Pages 399
Release 2014
Genre Anthropologists
ISBN 9788270997381

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