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The serpent and the rainbow

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Harvard scientist's astonishing journey into the secret societies of Haitian voodoo, zombis, and magic.
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Davis, Wade.
Serpent and the rainbow.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1985
(OCoLC)656765498
Named Person: Wade Davis; Wade Davis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Davis
ISBN: 0671502476 9780671502478 9780684839295 0684839296
OCLC Number: 12548998
Description: 297 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The poison. The jaguar --
"The frontier of death" --
The Calabar hypothesis --
White darkness and the living dead --
A lesson in history --
Everything is poison, nothing is poison --
pt. 2. Interlude at Harvard. Columns on a blackboard --
Voodoo death --
pt. 3. The secret societies. In summer the pilgrims walk --
The serpent and the rainbow --
Tell my horse --
Dancing in the lion's jaw --
Sweet as honey, bitter as bile --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Wade Davis.

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Reissued to coincide with the release of "One River"--a chronicle of Davis' exploration of the Amazon rain forest--"The Serpent and the Rainbow" presents the author's account of his venture into the  Read more...

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"An account solving one of the most puzzling biological mysteries of all time." -- Omni "Zombis do come back from the dead, and Wade Davis knows how." -- Washington Post Book World "Exotic and Read more...

 
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