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The serpent and the rainbow

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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Relates an ethnobotanist's journey into Haiti to investigate the legendary catatonic drugs used in "zombification," a search that widens into an exploration of Voudoun practices and beliefs.
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Named Person: Wade Davis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Davis
ISBN: 0684839296 9780684839295 0671502476 9780671502478
OCLC Number: 37462868
Notes: Originally published: 1985.
"A Touchstone book."
Description: 297 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: A Harvard scientist's astonishing journey into the secret societies of Haitian voodoo, zombis, and magic
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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