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- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00
In the 1940s, biologist Richard Evans Schultes uncovered many of the secrets of the rain forest, relying not only on his own prodigious investigations, but on the wisdom passed down by local tribes. Thirty years later his student, Wade Davis, followed in his footsteps. Two interwoven tales of scientific adventure bring to life the riches of the Amazon... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
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 into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification... 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$ 16.95
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$ 15.95
?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$ 18.89
'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... more...
- D & M Publishers 2008; US$ 19.95
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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 1988; US$ 33.95
Interdisciplinary in nature, this study reveals a netowrk of power relations reaching all levels of Haitian political life. It sheds light on recent Haitian political history, including the meteoric rise under Duvalier of the Tonton Macoute. By explaining zombification as a rational process within the context of traditional Vodoun society, Davis demystifies... more...