Norman Baker (explorer)

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Norman L. Baker (born 1929) was navigator on Thor Heyerdahl's Ra, Ra II and Tigris reed boat expeditions.[1][2] He was the co-author (with Barbara Murphy) of Thor Heyerdahl and the Reed Boat Ra, a 1974 children's book on the expeditions. He is a fellow and ex-director of the Explorers Club,[3] and serves as an advisor to Fara Heim, an expedition searching for signs of Viking settlements in North America.

See also

  • Ra, a 1972 documentary film


  1. Heyerdahl, T. 1972. The Ra Expeditions. Penguin Books
  2. Heyerdahl, T. 1984. The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings, Doubleday
  3. "Captain Norman Baker". Retrieved 31 July 2012.