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This is an auction for FATU-HIVA: BACK TO NATURE by Thor Heyerdahl. reviews:

"Thor Heyerdahl believed that it would be possible to recreate paradise by fleeing to a remote island and living on what he found there. In 1936, with literally no communication possible from the island, he and his wife partly achieved their aim of self-sufficiency, but within months illness, the risk of disease, the presence of the islanders, who could not imagine what Thor and Liv were looking for, made them realise that paradise is not a place you can find on a map. Modern civilisation, with all its faults, can also be a great benefit, particularly when you need medical treatment for a life-threatening injury. They ended up hiding from the islanders in a cave, waiting for the next ship to pass."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is the amazing story of Thor Hyerdahl's attempt in 1936 to have an Adam and Eve existence, as he thought nature intended. But the Garden of Eden had other people in it, and hell is other people. Have take a look at Fatu-Hiva on Google Earth. You can see it hasn't changed much. And if you look carefully you can see the two huts described which they lived in on the beach with the former cannibal."

"FIVE STARS! 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."

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Hardback 1975.

381 pages.

Photographs throughout.

(The last photograph is captioned "At high tide the sea almost reached the mouth of our cave. We had to barricade the opening to protect ourselves from the moray eels which crawled among the boulders.")

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.



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