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- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.00
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 from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
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 Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 11.99
For more than 30 years, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the world?s traditional cultures. His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest?s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain?s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a young Oxford scholar of twenty-two with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. In this magisterial work... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.95
A magnificent work of history, biography and adventure. If the quest for Mount Everest began as a grand imperial gesture, as redemption for an empire of explorers that had lost the race to the Poles, it ended as a mission of regeneration for a country and a people bled white by war. Of the twenty-six British climbers who, on three expedtions (1921-24),... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
?It is a violent overture, like the opening notes of an opera about war, a war between humans and the land.?_x000D__x000D_For many years and through many of the world?s most remote regions Wade Davis has travelled in search of the rare places where cultural diversity survives, untainted by the influences of globalisation and modernisation. The Clouded... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95
Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world?s indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 20.78
?The price of life is death? For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ?a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day?. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive. While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun... more...
- D & M Publishers 2008; US$ 15.95
Wade Davis has been called 'a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life?s diversity?? Driven by the desire to discover new plants for healing and visions, as well as to learn about other ways of knowing the wild, he journeys from the rain forests of Borneo to the mountains of Tibet, from the ice floes of... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 17.58
From the author of INTO THE SILENCE, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction In 1941, Richard Evans Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Northern Amazon of Colombia. The world?s leading authority on the hallucinogens and medicinal plants of the region, he returned after twelve years of... more...