on 25 August 2001
This is an excellant, detailed biography, which truthfully portrays the life, and acheivements (as well as the failures and mishaps)of this relatively modern explorer.For anyone dreaming of 'paradise', or simply interested in travel, this book is unmissable. Stunning photographs are featured throughout, which adds to the enjoyment of reading. Overall, a brilliant, and interesting read, which I highly recommend!
If ever you wanted to know what all the fuss about that raft called the Kon Tiki was all about - this is the book to provide the answers. Kon Tiki was much more than just a raft and in so many ways, Thor Heyedahl was much more than someone who simply took it to sea.
Through the text of this excellent work by Christopher Ralling, the reader is able to understand both the man and the mission and the significance of that mission as far as the history of the world and the colonisation of the Pacific Islands is concerned. The book is perfectly supported with a rich and relevant selection of photographs, pictures and maps throughout.
Ralling has as easy-to-read style of writing to which Heyerdahl has provided as easy-to-respect achievement. Most people will be glad to have read this outstanding book about an outstanding man.