6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2000
The fact that Thor Heyerdahl, Ph.D., has amassed so much evidence and proved that people have been in regular contact across the oceans for so much longer than was previously thought, and continues to write classics to carry on the theme of contact and communication among diverse peoples and regions seems to be more than some of his detractors can endure. In The Footsteps of Adam, the discovery of our roots in each other's lands is connected with the quest for liberty in nature's balance. The more people who are capable of being inspired by this message the more likely it is that the earth will remain a natural habitat for the human race: I vote five stars. The importance of clearly coordinating many different themes, and the obstacles involved, are difficult to underestimate. And right after Dr. Heyerdahl's other recent book, "Let the Conquered Speak : The Many Discoveries of America."
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2009
This man Thor HYERDAHL has been my hero since Kon TIki. He thinks and does it and gets supposed learned one`s quivering with anger.
This book is a short discusion on all his quests with snippets of information wanting you to search out his books to gain more knowledge of the man.
I can highly recomend this to any one who loves real life adventure written by a man who has experienced it all.
Get it and read it.
on 9 April 2015
This is a marvellous book for its historical content and the way people in Norway lived prior to the second world war and the period after the war, and described all that it took to put across a point of view which establishment didn't wish to acknowledge. It showed great courage of conviction and stamina to pursue. I felt that this book pointed out poignantly the way that we are treating this planet is wrong, and reading this autobiography would be well worth anyone reading who is interested in climate change. The book was delivered on time and was well packaged. I shall be keeping it in my library for future reference.