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Fatu-Hiva: Back to Nature By Thor Heyerdahl Fatu Hiva Back to Nature A young Heyerdahl spent with his bride Liv on Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands They wanted to escape civilization live strictly according to nature Without medical supplies they came within

  • Title: Fatu-Hiva: Back to Nature
  • Author: Thor Heyerdahl
  • ISBN: 9780899669281
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fatu-Hiva: Back to Nature By Thor Heyerdahl A young Heyerdahl spent 1936 with his bride, Liv, on Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands They wanted to escape civilization live strictly according to nature Without medical supplies, they came within inches of losing their lives, but they also found the serenity they were seeking They built a bamboo cabin lived off the land, struggling against myriad diseaseA young Heyerdahl spent 1936 with his bride, Liv, on Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands They wanted to escape civilization live strictly according to nature Without medical supplies, they came within inches of losing their lives, but they also found the serenity they were seeking They built a bamboo cabin lived off the land, struggling against myriad diseases They lived to tell of hazardous inter island voyages, their idyllic month long stay with the last surviving Polynesian cannibal, their mixed relations with the islanders, their failures successes in an entirely natural world Fatu Hiva was a turning point in Heyerdahl s life It was there that he began to pick up a trail that would lead to the Kon Tiki expedition Ancient stone figures, the presence of such flora as the pineapple local legends all pointed to an early migration from South America At the time, this theory was considered outrageous Heyerdahl would later prove it not only possible, but likely.List of IllustrationsFarewell to CivilizationBack to NatureWhite Men, Dark ShadowsExodusTabooOcean EscapeOn HivaoaIsland of Ill OmenIn the Cannibal ValleyCave DwellersIndex
    Fatu-Hiva: Back to Nature By Thor Heyerdahl

    Fatu Hiva Back to Nature by Thor Heyerdahl Fatu Hiva is a remote mountainous island in the Marquesas, in the Pacific Ocean Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his wife Liv spent than a year there in , aiming to live simply with none of the trappings of modern civilisation. Fatu Hiva Back to Nature Heyerdahl, Thor The first of a lifetime of journeys for Thor HeyerdahlFatu Hiva chronicles his journey to a remote island in the Marquesas in It s the ultimate island fantasy, and like all fantasies the reality turned out grittier and unpleasant An unforgettable book. FATU HIVA BACK TO NATURE Books FATU HIVA BACK TO NATURE on FREE shipping on qualifying offers. DNA reveals Native American presence in Polynesia Jul , A new DNA study points to the island of Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas as the earliest location for contact between Native Americans and Polynesians Whether that combination of ancestry came directly Fatu Hiva Back To Nature HEYERDAHL Books Jan , The first of a lifetime of journeys for Thor HeyerdahlFatu Hiva chronicles his journey to a remote island in the Marquesas in It s the ultimate island fantasy, and like all fantasies the reality turned out grittier and unpleasant. Fatu Hiva book Fatu Hiva Heyerdahl, Thor Books Aug , A young Heyerdahl spent with his bride, Liv, on Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas Islands They wanted to escape civilization live strictly according to nature Without medical supplies, they came within inches of losing their lives, but they also found the serenity they were seeking. THE BEST Things to Do in Fatu Hiva with Photos Things to Do in Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia See Tripadvisor s traveler reviews and photos of Fatu Hiva tourist attractions Find what to do today, this weekend, or in October We have reviews of the best places to see in Fatu Hiva Visit top rated must see attractions. Fatu Hiva French Polynesia Part Mikey Gribbin Fine Art Apr , Monumental cliffs set the backdrop for unique, towering stone pillars The jungle was a vibrant green Squinting, I could see tropical white birds, soaring through the infinite space between us and the volcanic peaks in the distance This was Fatu Hiva. Fatu Hiva Back to Nature Heyerdahl, Thor Books Fatu Hiva Back to Nature Heyerdahl, Thor on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Fatu Hiva Back to Nature

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    1. Sylvester on said:

      I can t be the only one who finds Thor Heyerdahl one of the most incredible real life adventurers This guy is crazy Packing off to a little island with the intent to stay Forever Thus it happened that, in a biting wind on a Christmas morning, we left for Fatu Hiva on our honeymoon Mr and Mrs Blue Sky, as the natives called them, only 22 and 20 years old.Wow That s what I thought every time I turned a page Is it just me, or are the Norwegians the most insane people on earth Fridjtof Nansen, Amund [...]

    2. Jenny on said:

      On vaikeaa arvioida kirjaa, jonka on lukenut ensimm ist kertaa kymmenvuotiaana, ja jonka vaikutukset itseen kolmekymment vuotta my hemmin luettuna n kee oitis Oma kiinnostus antropologiaan varmaan l hti jo n ill main liikkeelle J nn , ett olen n emm saanut jo ala astelaisena ensimm iset maistiaiset antropologian teoriasta.Silti, muutamia huomiota lapsena luin t t tarinana siit , mit kaikkea j nn aikuisena on mahdollista tehd Nyt luin t t tarinana siit , mit kaikkea p lj parikymppisen idealistina [...]

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    4. Kelly on said:

      In the late 1930 s, Heyerdahl and his wife left western civilization right after their wedding to live on the South Pacific island of Fatu Hiv and try to return to nature Their plan and dream was to live a simple life without any modern inventions or worries Fatu Hiva gives a detailed background to Kon Tiki, as Heyerdahl begins to hypothesize about South Americans making their way to the South Pacific as he comes across carvings in the rocks and hears the stories of the islanders ancestors It s [...]

    5. Zsuzsanna on said:

      As fascinating as an adventure book fiction but this is a real adventure, as it actually happened, which makes it awesome both in the marvelous and terrifying sense.

    6. Deborah J on said:

      I loved this book really made me think of old Hawaii I got very interested in all of Heyerdahl research and of course watched Kon Tiki.

    7. Geoff on said:

      This book won t appeal to all fans of Heyerdahl s ocean voyage books, Kon Tiki and Ra Fatu Hiva is less an adventure narrative and an exercise in cultural and archeological exploration and living on a fruit diet in a bamboo hut This year on a South Pacific island with his wife, Liv, plants the roots for Heyerdahl s theory of South American ancestry for Polynesians vs the convention that Polynesia was populated from Asia via Indonesia.As someone who was intrigued by the theory behind Kon Tiki, I [...]

    8. Pat Dodd Racher on said:

      Fatu Hiva is a remote mountainous island in the Marquesas, in the Pacific Ocean Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl 1914 2002 and his wife Liv spent than a year there in 1937 38, aiming to live simply with none of the trappings of modern civilisation While there were intervals of relaxed abundance, Thor and Liv suffered from painful tropical diseases, without any possibility of medical assistance The latter part of their stay was marred by having to fend off intoxicated islanders in what proved a [...]

    9. Rebecca on said:

      Thor Heyerdahl is obviously brave and adventurous no matter how many times he assures us he is not I read the book while traveling in the south Pacific and at least three times his observations about plants were interesting and relevant His endless, beat you over the head personal lectures about civilization and progress were never interesting or relevant Oh, progress doesn t mean machines Yawn And why do you keep calling Liv, your bride The book was expanded and translated in the seventies, aro [...]

    10. Andrea on said:

      This is the story of the author s first experience of fieldwork, when he lived with his wife for a year on a remote Polynesian island where they wanted to get back to nature The author begins to develop the theory that would dominate his career and research, that Polynesia was first settled by Native Americans The two have some wonderful experiences, but while H continually writes about how he finds his Polynesian neighbors on the island to be intelligent and in every way like himself, his field [...]

    11. Niya on said:

      I feel like this book was exactly what I needed in the period I read it It s surprisingly relevant today and it kind of answered some of my questions about giving up on civilization and moving to some primitive island, not that there are many left today Fatu Hiva Back to Nature is what I think of when I hear an old school real life adventure story It s an autobiography so it being true made it much interesting Although it happened relatively recently, there are many reasons why it s almost impo [...]

    12. Steve Van Slyke on said:

      One of Heyerdahl s lesser known works This is another one that I read so long ago that my review is necessarily of the impressions that remain The most incredible thing about the book is the story of how he somehow convinced his new bride to go tramping through the jungles of Fatu Hiva without the benefit of much of anything to protect them from the elements, particularly the insects If you ve been to Fatu Hiva I have you know what a rugged, savage, unforgiving place it is It s an astounding sto [...]

    13. Andrew on said:

      3.5 stars.A relatively short travelogue book with musings on human migration patterns, modern society, the upcoming war WW II and the even mention of the hippy revolution at the end of the book.I enjoyed the book, but some sections where he mused about nature and anthropology might have gone on too long at points.Thor details his travel and stay on Fatu Hiva and even Hiva oa to the north in the Marquesas group when he was relatively young and married to his wife Liv in the late 30s.There were so [...]

    14. Lorri on said:

      Interesting to read a book written in the 70s about an experience that happened in the 30s The problem is, Heyerdahl didn t seem to know if this was a description of an adventure, a scientific treatise foreshadowing his later work or a philosophical discussion about the evils of civilization I suppose I should also be outraged at the poor little woman attitude with his wife relegated to staying at home cooking meals while he did the important stuff, but that I can explain as being realistic for [...]

    15. Steve on said:

      Thor Heyerdahl s memoir of he and his wife s first adventure living back to nature on the Pacific island of Fatu Hiva Pretty interesting description of what it was like at the time ca 1930s , but a little ethnocentric Towards the end of the book he starts talking about his theories about how the Pacific Islands were populated by Peruvians Recent DNA evidence disputes his theories, but it s still interesting.

    16. Dan on said:

      A fascinating account of the author s pioneering exploration of our relationship with the rest of the created order Twenty years ahead of their time, and almost immediately after getting married, Thor and Liv Heyerdahl sought to escape the constraints of the over developed and un connected life of most northern Europeans and immerse themselves in a natural way of living.

    17. Will on said:

      The writing is sparse spartan, there is little in the manner of reflection, and the author never comes to a definite conclusion about the nature of progress and mankind, but the actual events, reported as they were, unfold fascinatingly The idea at the core of the novel is a captivating one, and it makes the book worth reading.

    18. Dan on said:

      Another fascinating glimpse into the disappearing native culture of the south Pacific islands written between the two World Wars cf Head Hunting in the Solomon Islands by Caroline Mytinger Although Heyerdahl wrote it after Kon Tiki , it describes events and discoveries that led to the later voyage I m glad I read both books in the same order he wrote them.

    19. Maria Bache on said:

      Heyerdahl skriver levende, s man ser sceneriet for sig Han kan v re en anelse frelst, is r hvis man mener, at fremskridt kun er af det gode Han argumenterer dog for sin sag og har selverkendelse nok til at vide, at han er en del af det problem, han p peger.Fornem tropeluften, smag kokos, mango og papaya og h r br ndingen

    20. Michael on said:

      I tried to read this twice now, both times I began excited and ended about half through Their adventures become repetitive, the enviornmental angle is not news in the 2010s, and well, it just didn t do it for me after engrossing me for about 100 pages, my attention and interest plummeted and the thought of trudging through the rest was not enticing.

    21. David on said:

      This is worth reading for the sense of what life was like for a European in the 1930 s living in the South Pacific Three stars because he goes off topic and gets a little preachy some times I wondered if the threat of WWII might have provided a little incentive to remain I think I would take Tom Neale s experience on an uninhabited island over what they went through on Fatu Hiva.

    22. Keith on said:

      Great account of newlyweds who live for about a year on a Pacific island with some environmental and philosophical musings Ancient Polynesians almost certainly mostly came from the Americas Tiki is name for God in both places for one thing The original time for the adventure was in the thirties, but the author rewrote the account in the seventies Worth reading.

    23. Auralia on said:

      Back to nature and giving up all that technology has to offer is the theme of this book I enjoyed reading this book, it made me think about all that technology has given to society and all that it has taken away It makes me think about my life and how I can change my lifestyle to help me to connect with nature It also had me thinking about global warming and what I can do to help

    24. Jenna on said:

      The library called back this book that it took me forever to get via the hold system Now I have a giant fine, so who knows when I ll finish it This is the account of Thor and his wife Liv s experiment in living entirely off the land In the 1930s They planned to do this for the rest of their lives Then World War II happened.

    25. Jada Tullos on said:

      Very enjoyable read I liked Kon Tiki as well Fatu Hiva has perhaps a bit of a reminiscent mood to it due to the passage of time between the events and the writing His phrases are polished as well and are very evocative.

    26. Lisa Bricker on said:

      I loved Kon Tiki and the Ra Voyages It would appear the sea is interesting to me than island paradises Especially when paradise is fleeting I found this book depressing and than a little self aggrandizing He was young it shows.

    27. Rufat on said:

      I ve started to read this book with great expectations to know what it actually takes to downshift and live in a wild What I actually found was very naive and selfish tale of a tourist when it comes to book terminology of classifying europeans arriving on isles.

    28. Emily on said:

      It s not the story of his trip to Fatu Hiva that fascinates me It s his analysis of how the native polynesians arrived on the islands that interests me It gives a whole new perspective to the migration of people over the earth.

    29. Cory on said:

      Good adventure story, but too flowery of language for my tastes It bogged down the reading pace I was expecting of an independent nature to Thor and Liv s experience, but a lot involved interactions with the islanders.

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