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Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures ePub download

by Wade Davis

  • Author: Wade Davis
  • ISBN: 0792264746
  • ISBN13: 978-0792264743
  • ePub: 1347 kb | FB2: 1596 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Publisher: National Geographic (February 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 180
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 625
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Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures ePub download

Wade Davis is e at the National Geographic Society and is the author of numerous books .

Wade Davis is e at the National Geographic Society and is the author of numerous books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow, One River, and the 2009 Massey Lecture, The Wayfinders. He has lived and worked in the Stikine as a park ranger, guide, and anthropologist since 1978. He and his wife, Gail, own Wolf Creek Lodge, the closest private holding to both the Sacred Headwaters and the proposed site of the Red Chris mine. I especially appreciate that Wade saw things I barely noticed while traveling in various parts of the world, but what he saw was exactly what I needed to know then or wanted to know more about now.

For renowned anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis, the term ethnosphere encompasses the wealth of human diversity and all that traditional cultures have to teach about different ways of living and thinking

For renowned anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis, the term ethnosphere encompasses the wealth of human diversity and all that traditional cultures have to teach about different ways of living and thinking.

Davis presents the great adversity of human cultures in this short book

Davis presents the great adversity of human cultures in this short book. It's easy read and you learn so much about native people from every continent of the world in which humanity has staked a claim The book tells of some very tragic cultural atrocities, but I think it ends on a high note with the creation of Nunavut.

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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 rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti.

Edmund Wade Davis CM (born December 14, 1953) is a Colombian-Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and photographer whose . Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures.

Edmund Wade Davis CM (born December 14, 1953) is a Colombian-Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with psychoactive plants. Davis came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti.

Nothing beats Wade Davis's passion and commitment to the world's many cultures & peoples. ca, Canada's largest bookstore.

IN PRAISE OF Light at the Edge of the World

IN PRAISE OF Light at the Edge of the World. These dramatic photographs frequently overshadow Davis’s informative, witty essays. THIS BOOK RECOUNTS SOME OF THE MANY JOURNEYS made over the course of my work as an ethnobotanist and anthropologist, student and writer.

The anthropologist-author of The Serpent and the Rainbow journeys around the world to explore the remarkable wealthy of human diversity and makes an impassioned argument for preserving our endangered traditional cultures in regions ranging from the Amazon to the Canadian Arctic to the mountains of Tibet. 25,000 first printing.
SARAND
This author won't let you forget he's there for every story. I feel like I learned more about him than any one tribe or culture. The stories are interesting, but also very one-sided. There's almost no discussion about the role of women, and he really glosses over the darker sides of some of the cultures... A couple of his environmental claims are also not exactly true, which makes me wonder what else he's embellished for the sake of storytelling. It's an easy, interesting, and entertaining read... but at what cost?
Perdana
Davis presents the great adversity of human cultures in this short book. It's easy read and you learn so much about native people from every continent of the world in which humanity has staked a claim The book tells of some very tragic cultural atrocities, but I think it ends on a high note with the creation of Nunavut.
Samut
Wade Davis is an amazing intellectual. This book argues that all cultures are relevant and that modern ones are not "better", just different. It is an interesting perspective explained by a man who has extensively traveled and lived with groups you probably never heard of. Hard to read this book and not come away humbled. A very good read.
Ventelone
This is another great work by National Geographic Explorer in Residence Wade Davis!

Because I visited several of the tribes covered in this remarkable book, and measured his words against my thoughts and views of them, I accept his elegant prose and beautiful photos regarding the other tribes as equally wise, accurate, and worthy of my respect and yours.

I especially appreciate that Wade saw things I barely noticed while traveling in various parts of the world, but what he saw was exactly what I needed to know then or wanted to know more about now. His depth of recall and ability to construct elegant sentences as well as his artistry with a camera is sufficient to recommend this book to anyone who loves the earth--especially those who live closest to it--the indigenous tribes, wherever you can still find them alive.

Wade's pictures are perfect for his prose. You find yourself examining them more closely after reading the text, but I guarantee you will skim the pics before you read! All is aligned with a loving mind... one that respects people who can and do maintain a sustainable life Westerners can only imagine, but cannot manage. Indigenous people use what they have. Don't go into debt, or let hate control their relationships. Just because we cannot live that simply does not mean others who can should be cheated and harmed to evict them from what they have held sacred for mankind until now.

The book is worth your time, effort and money. I highly recommend it to everyone!
Vishura
Wade Davis does it again with a very interesting and enlightening journey into cultures before unknown. He evokes thought and challenges our homegrown perceptions of the world we live in.
Bynelad
I bought this book for my cousin since it was a required text for her multicultural communication class. Very interesting read.
Balladolbine
Best book I've read in awhile. Author guides you deep into almost imaginary places... great visuals, exceptional writing, and pertinent sociological insight into humanity as a whole.
Wade Davis is both an exceptional anthropologist and an exciting writer. The remote and unique cultures that he records in this work give us home bound and over-weight readers a glimpse of hope in the human potential that we all share. We may not be able to travel as he has but through his vivid and engrossing writing, we can celebrate the human spirit that he has witnessed first hand. The special people he introduces to us see the world in different lights, sounds and smells than we do from our homoginized world view. We need to understand these cultures as a way to balance our own as we try to look beyond it to find new ways to meet the ever changing reality of our existence.
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