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The Navigator by Morris L. West
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The Navigator

by Morris L. West

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This book is about a professor who handpicks a crew to seek an uncharted island. He hopes to prove that it exists and to possibly settle on this island. This is a very good book. ( )
  weaverladyllj | Jan 9, 2009 |
2311 The Navigator, by Morris West (read 21 Jul 1990) This 1976 novel tells of Gunnar Thorkild, a half-Polynesian professor in Hawaii who set out to find an island not shown on any map. He does, and wrecks the ship as he is attempting to land. The rest of the book tells of the troubles the people have on the island. I found the book amoral and really not what I wanted to read. Not a bad book, though I am not sure it is an important book. ( )
1 vote Schmerguls | Jun 2, 2008 |
This is a good read. The book is based in the Pacific. Our adventure starts in Hawaii, a University Prof. is turned down for tenure, though he has brilliant publications of the Pacific Ocean, it Navigation and trade routes. He list in an appendix a mystical island of the navigators from legend. And writes it as if it is a fact. An island no one has ever seen. ( )
  mramos | Aug 24, 2007 |
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Gunnar Thorkild, atractivo profesor de una universidad hawaiana, ve rechazada su solicitud de una cátedra al basar su tesis en la existencia de una isla que no consta en los mapas. Tras contactar con el magnate Carl Magnusson, éste accede a fletar un barco para él con la condición de acompañarle. La expedición formada por ambos alcanza el lugar pero un tsunami les hace embarrancar y quedan alli, aislados probablemente de por vida y forzados a crear una comunidad de la nada.
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The story of one man and his companions who set out on a quest to find the last unknown place on Earth.

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