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This handsome volume is the story of Thor Heyerdahl's love of a mystery--and of an island and its people. Over thirty years ago, the man who did such important, pioneering work in Kon-Tiki wrote another best-selling book, Aku-Aku, about Easter Island. More recently, Heyerdahl was invited to return to Easter Island and there confronted the conundrum of the famous, haunting ...more
Published (first published November 16th 1989)
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May 16, 2015 Cristián Moreno Pakarati rated it really liked it
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Thor Heyerdahl fue un hombre de otro siglo. Intelectualmente dotado y con gran labia, carisma y capacidad discursiva, creó una gran teoría difusionista sobre el origen de las "civilizaciones perdidas" en la Polinesia Oriental. Como hombre con una imaginación prodigiosa pero carente de formación académica en antropología y arqueología, desarrolló una teoría apasionante que explotaba al máximo una evidencia débil y circunstancial, y deformaba evidencia contradictoria para hacerla parecer ...more
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Feb 01, 2010 Pamela rated it it was amazing
This dates back to the days when I wanted to be an archeologist/missionary. Loved the descriptions of current life, and suppositions as to earlier life when the statues where constructed. Thanks to a very before her time teacher who read this to us a little every day in 2nd or 3rd grade!
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Dec 07, 2015 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent history of western exploration of Easter Island. Very detailed and sad account of the loss of the cultural history of the original islanders.
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See also ثور هايردال.

Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway – April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a scientific background in zoology and geography. Heyerdahl became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 4,300 miles (8,000 km) by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. All his legendary expeditions are shown in th
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