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Thor Heyerdahl
Field:Exploration, Science
Info:Norwegian adventurer and archaeologist, sailed across the Pacific ocean on a balsa log raft to demonstrate the possibility that ancient cultures in Polynesia and elsewhere could successfully navigate great distances in simple boats, described his voyage in the book "Kon-Tiki"

Date of Birth:10/06/1914
Date of Death:04/18/2002
Age at Death:87
Cause of Death:Cancer
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