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Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders , renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on…

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An international best-seller when first published, this is Wade Davis 's portrait of the richness and diversity of the world's indigenous cultures and why they matter to us all. Davis has travelled the world for more than thirty years, studying the mysteries of…

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A classic account of exploration and endurance from the bestselling author of The Wayfinders .   In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian and European archives, and months in…

Wade Davis: Photographs

by Wade Davis

|This title releases October 22, 2016

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Inspired by artists such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz and Henri Cartier-Bresson, who wrote that great photographs come about in the decisive moment when the head, heart and eye find perfect alignment in an axis of the spirit, celebrated anthropologist and…

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A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist. In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in…

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Wade Davis has been called "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life's diversity." In Shadows in the Sun , he brings all of those gifts to bear on a fascinating examination of indigenous cultures and the interactions…

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A visual feast and a plea to save an extraordinary region in North America for future generations, now in softcover. In this stunning collection of photos, viewers are transported to the spectacular valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters.…

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Explore the uncharted Amazon with acclaimed botanist and pioneering Amazonian explorer, Richard Evans Schultes, guided by an intimate narrative that supplements his photography of indigenous tribes, hallucinogenic plants, stunning vistas, and much more.

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In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable case of zombification led him to try to obtain…

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Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world’s most regulated river drainage, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities that are home to…

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Featuring vivid photographs of the Amazon's native people and their traditions, this extraordinary and exceptional work documents the story of a true adventurer while also providing the valuable research of the legendary…

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Le 6 juin 1924, 7 000 m d’altitude : deux hommes quittent leur camp perché sur une vire de glace. Objectif : le sommet de l’Everest, encore jamais gravi. On ne les reverra pas vivants. Avec George Mallory, âgé de 37 ans, le monde perd le meilleur alpiniste…