Thor Heyerdahl: Voyages of the Sun


Atelier Editions, 2023
Hardcover, 23,5 x 28 cm
288 pages, 85 color photographs, 230 b/w photographs
English text

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With 2022 commemorating the 75th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s extraordinary 1947 voyage on a balsa-wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, from the coast of South America to Polynesia via the Pacific Ocean, an enviable opportunity arises to re-explore Heyerdahl’s innovative but often contested theories and expeditions. Thanks to unprecedented access to Heyerdahl’s vast archive at the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Thor Heyerdahl: Voyages of the Sun brings together ninety pieces of little-known and previously unpublished correspondence, expedition diaries and photographs.

Offering readers new and unpublished narratives of an explorer famous for his radical ideas and vehement rejection of abstract academic theory, Thor Heyerdahl: Voyages of the Sun examines the relevance of the explorer’s research and evaluates it within broader narratives of modern archaeological, anthropological, marine and migratory research, international conservation initiatives, evolving globalisation and the essential human-nature symbiosis.

Weight 2 kg


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