At the same time, he privately studied polynesian culture and history, consulting what was then the worlds largest private collection of books. Back to nature by thor heyerdahl thor heyerdahl wrote these words when he was twentythree years old, living in the marquesas islands. In search of our beginnings by thor heyerdahl 1980, book, illustrated at the best online prices at ebay. Fatuhiva is a remote mountainous island in the marquesas, in the pacific ocean.
This book was written by thor heyerdahl of kon tiki fame who spent two years there 195658 with a team of archeologists. Intrigued by polynesian folklore, biologist thor heyerdahl suspected that the south sea islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of. It was published in norwegian in 1948 as the kontiki expedition. Fatuhiva is the record of an earlylife experiment, the exciting, highspirited. Heyerdahl is notable for his kontiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km 5,000 mi across the pacific ocean in a handbuilt raft from south america to the tuamotu islands. The events surrounding his stay on the marquesas, most of the time on fatu hiva, were told first in his book pa jakt etter paradiset hunt. At the time, he intended never to return to civilization. Pa jakt efter paradiset, 1938 the kontiki expedition, 1948 american indians in the. Get ebooks thor heyerdahl on pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi and audiobook for free. Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations and more.
Kontiki is the record of an astonishing adventure a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the pacific ocean by raft. Thor heyerdahl october 6, 1914, larvik, norway april 18, 2002, colla micheri, italy was a norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in biology and geography. Now a major motion picture, kontiki is the record of thor heyerdahl s astonishing threemonth voyage across the pacific. Heyerdahl became notable for his kontiki expedition, in which he sailed 4,300 miles 8,000 km by raft from south america to the tuamotu islands. Thor heyerdahl has 40 books on goodreads with 50217 ratings. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Countless books have been written about thor heyerdahl and his life. Thor heyerdahls book about his experience became a bestseller. Thor heyerdahl october 6, 1914, larvik, norway april 18, 2002, colla micheri, italy was a norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in zoology and geography. Now a major motion picture, kontiki is the record of thor heyerdahls astonishing threemonth voyage across the pacific. Kontiki is the record of an astonishing adventure across the pacific ocean. He gained the confidence of the still very superstitious people who lived there in the mid1950s. Books, biographies and films thor heyerdahl instituttet.608 1022 560 1020 925 1040 1389 473 1261 1188 457 1504 255 659 579 1069 572 863 562 569 182 27 1410 1322 132 552 1253 1183 883 81 1205 543 802 450 455 35 1338 542 306 911 434 24 779 509