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Across the Pacific on a balsa fleet, 1 Nov 2001
This is the tale of the first trip by Norseman Thor Heyerdahl. It tells of his attempt to prove his theory that the Indians of South America crossed the Pacific ocean and populated Polynesia.
This journey is followed up with the Ra proving the theory that ancient egyptians could cross the Atlantic and the Tigris in later books.
If you like his book, you should also try Tim Severin. He has also done several journeys in replicas of ancient seagoing vessels.