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Davis, Wade

Works: 127 works in 365 publications in 6 languages and 15,080 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  History  Drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Host, Instrumentalist, Depicted, Photographer, Illustrator, Interviewee
Classifications: BL2530.H3, 299.65
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Into the silence : the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest by Wade Davis( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
Describes British climbers' attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s, discussing such topics as the role of imperial ambition in the expedition and the way in which the ascent reflected England's post-World War I redemption efforts
One river : explorations and discoveries in the Amazon rain forest by Wade Davis( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
"Enjoyable and insightful work was written as a tribute to the scientific achievements of Richard Evans Schultes, an Amazonia explorer active during 1940s-50s. Also relates explorations of the author and of Timothy Plowman, both Schultes' students. Intended for a popular audience"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world by Wade Davis( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
"Many of us are alarmed by the accelerating rates of extinction of plants and animals. But how many of us know that human cultures are going extinct at an even more shocking rate? While biologists estimate that 18 percent of mammals and 11 percent of birds are threatened, and botanists anticipate the loss of 8 percent of flora, anthropologists predict that fully 50 percent of the 7,000 languages spoken around the world today will disappear within our lifetimes. And languages are merely the canaries in the coal mine: what of the knowledge, stories, songs, and ways of seeing encoded in these voices?" "In The Wayfinders, Wade Davis offers a gripping and enlightening account of this urgent crisis. He leads us on a fascinating tour through a handful of indigenous cultures, describing the worldviews they represent and reminding us of the encroaching danger to humankind's survival should they vanish."--BOOK JACKET
Light at the edge of the world : a journey through the realm of vanishing cultures by Wade Davis( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, shares photographs and memories from throughout his twenty-five years of exploration in the Canadian Arctic, the North African deserts, the mountains of Tibet, and other remote corners of the world
Shadows in the sun : travels to landscapes of spirit and desire by Wade Davis( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by scientist Wade Davis that analyze the interactions between human societies and the natural world
Passage of darkness : the ethnobiology of the Haitian zombie by Wade Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
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 one of the most exploited of folk beliefs, one that has been used to denegrate an entire people and their religion
Book of peoples of the world : a guide to cultures ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
"As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the world s many ethnic identities. National Geographic's Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern, authority, and respect. Created by a team of experts, this hands-on resource offers thorough coverage of more than 200 ethnic groups - some as obscure as the Kallawaya of the Peruvian Andes, numbering fewer than 1,000; others as widespread as the Bengalis of India, 172 million strong. We're swept along on a global tour of beliefs, traditions, and challenges, observing the remarkable diversity of human ways as well as the shared experiences. Spectacular photographs reveal how people define themselves and their worlds. Specially commissioned maps show how human beings have developed culture in response to environment. Thought-provoking text examines not only the societies and the regions that produced them, but also the notion of ethnicity itself - its immense impact on history, the effects of immigration on cultural identity, and the threats facing many groups today."--BOOK JACKET
The lost Amazon : the photographic journey of Richard Evans Schultes by Wade Davis( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001) was probably the greatest explorer of the Amazon, and regarded among anthropologists and seekers alike as the "father of ethnobotany." Taking what was meant to be a short leave from Harvard in 1941, he surveyed the Amazon basin almost continuously for twelve years, during which time he lived among two dozen different Indian tribes, mapped rivers, secretly sought sources of rubber for the US government during WWII, and collected and classified 30,000 botanical specimens, including 2,000 new medicinal plants. Schultes chronicled his stay there in hundreds of remarkable photographs of the tribes and the land, evocative of the great documentary photographers such as Edward Sheriff Curtis. Published to coincide with a traveling exhibition to debut at the Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C., The Lost Amazon is the first major publication to examine the work of Dr. Schultes, as seen through his photographs and field notes. With text by Schultes's protege and fellow explorer, Wade Davis, this impressive document takes armchair travelers where they've never gone before
The declaration of interdependence a pledge to planet Earth by Tara Cullis( file )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
The "Declaration of Interdependence"--Both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action -- was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This convincing statement of environmental principles progresses through three stages. First, "This We Know" places humans firmly within the community of living things that depend on biodiversity for survival-"We humans are but one of thirty million species weaving the thin layer of life enveloping the world." The second section, "This We Beli
MacGillivray Freeman's Grand Canyon adventure river at risk ( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Follow the great Colorado River as it reveals the most pressing environmental story of our time, the world's growing shortage of fresh water. Join environmental advocates as they travel deep into the Grand Canyon on a ride through the raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. Will leave you with a deeper respect for water everywhere and see how water makes a difference for our parched planet
The Spirit of the mask ( visu )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the spiritual and psychological powers of the masks used by Northwest Coast native peoples. It features dramatic, rarely-seen ceremonies as well as commentary by important Indian spiritual leaders, and relates how these traditions were historically repressed by Christian Europeans. The program also considers the role of masks in other cultures and examines the meaning of tribal art both to indigenous cultures and to the contemporary West
Grand Canyon, river at risk by Wade Davis( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and Russian and held by 315 libraries worldwide
River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado by Wade Davis( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
"Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river, 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 more than 25 million people. If it ceased flowing, the water held in its reservoirs might hold out for three to four years, but after that it would be necessary to abandon most of southern California and Arizona, and much of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the entire American Southwest the Colorado is indeed the river of life, which makes it all the more tragic and ironic that by the time it approaches its final destination, it has been reduced to a shadow upon the sand, its delta dry and deserted, its flow a toxic trickle seeping into the sea. In this remarkable blend of history, science, and personal observation, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile, how it once flowed freely and how human intervention has left it near exhaustion, altering the water temperature, volume, local species, and shoreline of the river Theodore Roosevelt once urged us to "leave it as it is." Yet despite a century of human interference, Davis writes, the splendor of the Colorado lives on in the river's remaining wild rapids, quiet pools, and sweeping canyons. The story of the Colorado River is the human quest for progress and its inevitable if unintended effects--and an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and foster the rebirth of America's most iconic waterway. A beautifully told story of historical adventure and natural beauty, River Notes is a fascinating journey down the river and through mankind's complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources"--
Into the silence [the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest] by Wade Davis( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
"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 of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian, and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Wade Davis vividly re-creates British climbers' epic attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s. With new access to letters and diaries, Davis recounts the heroic efforts of George Mallory and his fellow climbers to conquer the mountain in the face of treacherous terrain and furious weather" -- from publisher's web site
Rainforest : ancient realm of the Pacific Northwest by Graham Osborne( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The clouded leopard a book of travels by Wade Davis( file )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
It is a violent overture, like the opening notes of an opera about war, a war between humans and the land.' 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 Leopard" brings together the extraordinary travels that sprang from this quest. In Peru, Davis spends time with the San Pedro cult and their shamans, in the frozen north of Canada he hunts narwhal with the Inuit and, in Haiti, he unravels the compl
The sacred headwaters : the fight to save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass by Wade Davis( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
The compelling text by Wade Davis, which describes the region's beauty, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and other inhabitants, is complemented by the voices of the Tahltan elders. The inescapable message is that no amount of methane gas can compensate for the sacrifice of a place that could be the Sacred Headwaters of all Canadians and indeed of all peoples of the world."--Pub. desc
Peyote to LSD a psychedelic odyssey ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
"Plant Explorer Richard Evans Schultes was a real life Indiana Jones whose discoveries of hallucinogenic plants laid the foundation for the psychedelic sixties. Now in this two hour History Channel TV Special, his former student Wade Davis, follows in his footsteps to experience the discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Shot around the planet, from Canada to the Amazon, we experience rarely seen native hallucinogenic ceremonies and find out the true events leading up to the Psychedelic Sixties. Featuring author/adventurer Wade Davis ("Serpent and the Rainbow"), Dr. Andrew Weil, the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and many others, this program tells the story of the discovery of peyote, magic mushrooms and beyond: one man's little known quest to classify the Plants of the Gods. Richard Evans Schultes revolutionized science and spawned another revolution he never imagined."--IMDb plot summary written by Peter von Puttkamer
Nomads of the dawn : the Penan of the Borneo rain forest by Wade Davis( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Light at the edge of the world ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Wade Davis, noted anthropologist, ethnobotanist, and conservationist, is an unparalleled voice of warning, once a culture is gone, it will never return. Within a single generation, half of society's intellectual, social and spiritual legacy may be lost. Davis searches for four disappearing cultures in this enlightening series
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Alternative Names
Davis, E. Wade
Davis, Edmund Wade
Davis, Wade
Wade Davis, E.
デイヴィス, ウェイド
English (205)
Spanish (18)
French (4)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
Russian (1)
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