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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 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.…

One River

by Wade Davis

|August 5, 1997

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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave…

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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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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…

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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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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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The 20th Anniversary Edition of the bestselling classic with a new foreword by Wade Davis. "Tim’s journeys took him not only to Asia, but into an inner world of spirit and faith. He has lived on the streets of India, pursued the Dharma in Himalayan monasteries,…

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When construction of the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad began in 1867, Bolivia had lost its war with Chile, causing it to become landlocked and unable to ship its minerals and other products from the Pacific Coast. Since Bolivia needed to find a way to move products…

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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…