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Thor Heyerdahl - Fatu Hiva - Kon-Tiki - Tigris - end etc

Thor Heyerdahl; October 6, 1914 – April 18, 2002) was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany, and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between separate cultures. This was linked to a diffusionist model of cultural development. Heyerdahl subsequently made other voyages designed to demonstrate the possibility of contact between widely separated ancient people, notably the Ra II expedition of 1970, when he sailed from the west coast of Africa to Barbados in a papyrus reed boat. He was appointed a government scholar in 1984.

In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. At the time, this list included 238 collections from all over the world. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, diaries, private letters, expedition plans, articles, newspaper clippings, original book, and article manuscripts. The Heyerdahl Archives are administered by the Kon-Tiki Museum and the National Library of Norwayin Oslo.

Links in Arabic:

1. https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1_%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%84

Video-link:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDNlD7pGa4&t=1s

Book-link:

1. http://www.maktbtna2211.com/book/6562

Michel Peissel

Michel Georges Francois Peissel (February 11, 1937 – October 7, 2011) was a French ethnologist, explorer and author. He wrote twenty books mostly on his Himalayan and Tibetan expeditions. Peissel was an emeritus member of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Links:

1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/8884981/Michel-Peissel.html

2. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/world/europe/michel-peissel-tibet-scholar-and-adventurer-dies-at-74.html

Book links:

1. https://www.amazon.com/Michel-Peissel/e/B001HPIHAM

Video link:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1V3ETm0dLc

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Gerald Malcolm Durrell, OBE (7 January 1925 – 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter. He founded what is now called the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Durrell Wildlife Park on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1959. He wrote a number of books based on his life as an animal collector and enthusiast. The most famous is "My Family and Other Animals", which has become a modern classic. He was the youngest brother of novelist Lawrence Durrell.

Links:

1. https://www.durrell.org

Video links:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiqupY-_7VM

Book links:

1. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/26957.Gerald_Durrell

David Frederick Attenborough

Sir David Frederick Attenborough; born 8 May 1926) is an English veteran broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series that form the Life collection. This collection of programmes collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. 

Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain, although he himself does not like the term. In 2002 he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide poll for the BBC. 

Video links:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WHKRzkCOY

2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0041003/

James Herriot

James Alfred "Alf" Wight, OBE, FRCVS (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), known by the pen name James Herriot, was a British veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinary surgeon to write a series of books each consisting of stories about animals and their owners. He is best known for these semi-autobiographical works, beginning with If Only They Could Talk in 1970. The British television series adapted from the books is titled All Creatures Great and Small.

Links:

1. http://www.worldofjamesherriot.com/

2. http://www.jamesherriot.org/life-and-times/

Books links:

1. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18062.James_Herriot

Video links:

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J_kFGpstzA

Vivian Fuchs - The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs FRS (11 February 1908 – 11 November 1999) was an English explorer whose expeditionary team completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica in 1958.

Links in Arabic:

1. https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%81%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86_%D9%81%D9%88%D9%83%D8%B3

Links:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Fuchs

2. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vivian-Ernest-Fuchs

Steven Callahan - 76 Days Adrift

Steven Callahan (born 1952) is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor noted for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best-selling book Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea (1986), which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 36 weeks.

Links:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Callahan

2. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/23/adrift-in-atlantic-76-days

Video-link:

1. https://youtu.be/_DP9It_lsrU

Book-link:

1. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/121410.Adrift

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