In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific by Jon Turk

In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific

Jon Turk
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Details

  • ISBN
    9780071474658 / 007147465X
  • Title In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific
  • Author Jon Turk
  • Category Geographical Discovery & Exploration
    Travel & Holiday
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 287
  • Publisher
    International Marine Publishing
  • Imprint International Marine Publishing Co
  • Edition
    1st
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 153mm x 23mm x 221mm

Annotation

Recounting his two-year, 3,000-mile kayak voyage from Japan's bamboo forests to the tundra of Siberia and Alaska, Turk—in the thrilling tradition of “Kon Tiki”—introduces strong archeological and anthropological evidence that his expedition was not the first.

Publisher Description

“An extraordinary adventure.”
—Sea Kayaker

In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton unearthed beside the Columbia River galvanized anthropologists with the possibility that prehistoric humans reached North America from northern Japan by crossing the ocean in small open boats. In “In the Wake of the Jomon,” world-class kayaker and science writer Jon Turk relates his successful attempt to re-create this perilous migration, a voyage that “Paddler” magazine named one of the ten greatest sea kayak expeditions of all time.

Author Biography

Jon Turk is the author of Cold Oceans: Adventures in Kayak, Rowboat, and Dogsled. His two-year voyage around the North Pacific rim in the wake of Stone Age mariners has been named by Paddler magazine one of the ten greatest sea kayaking expeditions of all time.

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In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific