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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, around 35 years after they were married and 30 years after they were divorced Even worse, the publishers and reviewers all mimic this word choice, as if she is only a person in reference to their recent marriage His look back doesn t hold the test of time It must be easier once celebrated to show this armor of confidence, but I don t buy that attitude for the duration of the actual stay in Fatu Hiva I think he was genuinely scared, and wanted to go home to Norway, and wished for medicine and for company and for books And, based on his non existent treatment of his wife, who was clearly a champ, it s not hard to see why she would ditch him . #FREE EPUB õ Fatuhiva: Tilbake til naturen ì 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 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 LikelyList Of IllustrationsFarewell To CivilizationBack To NatureWhite Men, Dark ShadowsExodusTabooOcean EscapeOn HivaoaIsland Of Ill OmenIn The Cannibal ValleyCave DwellersIndex 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 not as exciting as some adventure stories, because there are no major, life or death near escapes, just a lot of exploring and eating fruit and lounging in streams The most amazing thing about the book is how relevant it is today, when many people are trying to return to a natural way of living Heyerdahls final consensus is that it s sadly impossible to return to nature For example, at one point he and his wife get horrible, infected sores on their legs and leave the islands briefly to get medical treatment and avoid losing their legs There s much discussion of the ways in which colonialism changed the ability to live in nature Plus, there s just not enough room for us all to be sustained by foraging for fruit In his conclusion, Heyerdahl discusses how we invented progress and now it s pulling us along, without regard to what is actually good for us The idea of returning to a simple, carefree life of fishing and living in a bamboo hut on the beach really only works from the perspective of a man living on a tropical island While we have really crapped up the planet and made things very complicated, I don t think that the natural life of our ancestors was necessarily an easier or carefree life I m thinking about women giving birth in the snow, then bleeding to death, then the baby starving Still, the message of the book resounds today we need to find balance. 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. 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 impossible to happen today and I got disappointed the moment I realized that because honestly I d love to go through the whole adventure myself D Overall the book is highly entertaining and very interesting The author is engaging, the style is very readable, and a lot of fun. 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 found the book interesting enough There are some discordant moments e.g Thor distracting a local, who was monitoring them at a burial site, so that Liv could bag skulls for study back in Europe , but for the 1930s Heyerdahl generally has an enlightened attitude to his hosts He is empathetic and not overly pitying of the ills brought by Europeans to Polynesia many diseases but also the reliance on the schooner to trade copra for shipped food and supplies.This book was published well after the Kon Tiki voyage, so some of the stone sculpture discoveries here benefit from his later research and conclusions But, I can see why he was passionate to build a South American raft and set out to prove that it could be done. 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 an unbridgeable culture clash The experience of being forced to survive solely on the resources in the immediate locality, and on their wits, benefited Thor s later exploring exploits, including the Kon Tiki expedition The book highlights the ethnographer s dilemma the impossibility of observing another culture at close quarters without both influencing quite possibly for the worse , and being influenced by, that culture How do you know how daily life would proceed if you were not there That said, Fatu Hiva has much to tell us about attitudes in a Pacific community almost 80 years ago, about how to survive on very little, and about the origins of Thor Heyerdahl s life long environmentalism. 22 20 , 100 ,,100 1930 , 5,, 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 p tyy tekem n, vaikka se ei olisi kovin j rkev Lapsena tarina oli jotenkin toiveikas yhdist m ll nykyajan teknologian ja ymm rryksen luonnosta maailmasta tulee parempi paikka Nyt kun luin sen uudelleen, sen toiveikkuus tuntuu haljulta Kirja on ilmestynyt vuonna 1974, vuotta ennen syntym ni, ja sen loppupuolella Thor Heyerdahl toivoo, ett hippisukupolvi , siis omien vanhempieni sukupolvi, ymm rt paremmin luontoa ja n kee pakonomaisen kehityksen tuoman tuhon Kirjassa Heyerdahl toteaa, ett nelj ja puoli miljardia ihmist sy tt meren t yteen saasteita ja muoviroskaa, mutta ehk tulevaisuudessa ihmiset tajuavat paremmin No, eiv t tajua, seitsem n ja puoli miljardia pystyv t viel pahempaan.Fatuhivan yksi p pointteja tuskailun kannalta on se, ett ihminen on erkaantunut luonnosta, ja Fatuhivallakin ihmiset ker v t kopraa myyd kseen sen eteenp in ja voidakseen ostaa s ilykelihaa ja tenniskenki , vaikka luonnonymp rist el tt isi Toisaalta Heyerdahlin aikaan saarella eli vain murto osa siit satatuhantisesta v est st , mik siell ennen eurooppalaisten tuloa eli ja joka muokkasi saarta, sen el imist ja kasvistoa ihan yht lailla kuin ihmiset min aikakautena tahansa Silleen, ett mit n paluuta luontoon ei edes ole, koska ihminen on aina osa luontoa ja muokkaa ymp rist n tavalla tai toisella Ja koko ajatus paluusta luontoon on mahdollinen vain tietyn aikakauden ja kulttuurin ihmisen p ss , ja Heyerdahl sattui osumaan juuri siihen ajankohtaan, jolloin t llainen juttu tulee mieleen.Joka tapauksessa, Heyerdahlin omakohtaisen kerronnan riviv leist luin toista tarinaa, jossa kaksi norjalaista nuorta ihmisenh ntt n tulee saarelle v h n leikkim n alkuasukasta, ja sit saarelaiset kattoo v h n niiden per n, ett ne eiv t kuole n lk n tai tauteihin Osa auttaa heit ihan vilpitt m sti, yst vystyykin, osa taas pyrkii hy tym n, kuten miss tahansa Saarelaiset jatkaa arkeaan niin kuin ennenkin, mit nyt v h n naureskelee, ett nojoo, siell ne asuu mett ss kaukana kyl st , miss on hulluna hyttysi , mutta sinne ne halusivat, niin olkoon sitten siell.