Green Was the Earth on the Seventh Day
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|Format:||Paperback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||Section: 16, B&W|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 02 April 1998|
In the late 1930s, Thor Heyerdahl left his home in Norway and set off with his new wife for paradise. Fulfilling a long-held ambition to return to nature, the couple sought, and to a degree found, a natural and unspoiled world on the remote island of Fatu-Hiva in the South Pacific. Based on his original journals, Heyerdahl's documentary account charts how the dreams of a lifetime were transformed into a year of hope, excitement and unexpected danger. A story of love and adventure, the autobiography is also an impassioned plea for the preservation of the Earth against the tide of pollution and the pursuit of profit - ideas and beliefs which would shape one man's life and the environmental concerns of successive generations.
About the Author
Thor Heyerdahl was educated as a biologist, he subsequently turned to anthropology. A prodigious explorer, he gained world fame in 1947 when he sailed a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia. He was President Gorbachev's personal adviser on environmental issues.
* Featured in a national press ad campaign for the April Abacus travel promotion: THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, TIMES, OBSERVER and INDEPENDENT
'A message which is all the more powerful for its simplicity' - THE TIMES 'His book is very valuable, as both a cautionary tale and one of the most lucid accounts we have of the practical consequences of desert-island idealism' - PUNCH
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 2.0 centimetres (0.24 kg)|