Aku-Aku by Thor Heyerdahl (1958) hardcover book

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Thor Heyerdahl - Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island

Rand McNally, 1958. Hardcover. 8vo. First editin, fifth printing.. Brown cloth binding. Publisher's red topstain. 384 pp. Endpapers decorated with maps. 62 color photographs. Indexed. Very good condition. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. Clean pages. Price-clipped dust jacket is edge-worn, rubbed along joints, and has some red monkey scribbles in inkpen on front flap (see photos).

'Aku-Aku' refers to a method of moving a heavy object by tilting and then rotating it on alternate corners; it was by this technique, Heyerdahl proposes, that the mysterious stone monuments of Easter Island were positioned as seen today.

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