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Davis, Wade

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Most widely held works by Wade Davis
Into the silence : the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest by Wade Davis( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member 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
Book of peoples of the world : a guide to cultures by Wade Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Light at the edge of the world : a journey through the realm of vanishing cultures by Wade Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member 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
The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world by Wade Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 836 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Passage of darkness : the ethnobiology of the Haitian zombie by Wade Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member 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
Shadows in the sun : travels to landscapes of spirit and desire by Wade Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by scientist Wade Davis that analyze the interactions between human societies and the natural world
The lost Amazon : the photographic journey of Richard Evans Schultes by Wade Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member 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
MacGillivray Freeman's Grand Canyon adventure : river at risk( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member 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 Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Wade Davis as they travel the Grand Canyon
River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado by Wade Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member 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"--
Grand Canyon, river at risk by Wade Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the majestic backdrop of one of the world's natural wonders, this book is a stunning photographic journey along the Colorado River, with commentary from river expert and acclaimed author Wade Davis."--book jacket
Into the silence : [the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest] by Wade Davis( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member 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"--Publisher's web site
TEDTalks : Wade Davis - Cultures at the Far Edge of the World( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist/ethnobotanist Wade Davis is a passionate advocate for preserving what he's dubbed the "ethnosphere." Using stunning photos and stories, Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures in this TEDTalk. A National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Davis travels the globe to document the cultural practices of people whose time-honored ways of life are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate
The Spirit of the mask( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member 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
Burtynsky : water by Edward Burtynsky( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores humanity's increasingly stressed relationship with the world's most vital natural resource in a series of photographs made by Canadian artist, Edward Burtynsky. Over the past five years, Burtynsky has travelled across the globe, from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of the Ganges, while weaving together an ambitious representation of water's ever more fragmented lifecycle. In colourful aerial images, many bordering on the edge of complete abstraction, Burtynsky traces the various roles that water plays in modern life; as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals, and as a rapidly depleting resource. Many of the images focus our attention not on water itself but on the systems that humans have put in place in order to harness it, shape it and control it. Photographs of maze-like stepwells in India, massive dam construction and aquaculture in China, manufactured waterfront housing projects in Florida and irrigation systems in the American West are presented alongside parched landscapes, dried river regions and ominously-coloured salt and shrimp farms. Many of these photographs are Burtynzky's most abstract images yet; pivot irrigation plots are carefully crafted into totemic arrangements of geometry and dryland farming fields are transformed into dizzying collections of biomorphic forms. These images, sometimes elegant, sometimes haunting, hover between the worlds of painting and photography, forming a compelling global portrait of water that functions as an open-ended question about humanity's past, present, and future relationship with the natural world."--Book jacket
Rainforest : ancient realm of the Pacific Northwest by Graham Osborne( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, p, e, i, s, t
Schooling the world : the white man's last burden by Carol Black( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in traditional societies around the world, convinced that school is the only way to a 'better' life for indigenous children. But is this true? What really happens when we replace a traditional culture's way of learning and understanding the world with our own? Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, [the film] takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures."--Container
Ancient voices, modern world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazon: National Geographic ventures into the rain forest with Wade Davis for an up-close look at the Barasana river people, a group believed to be the descendents of the legendary "lost" Amazonians. Davis embarks on a symbolic journey that will honor the group's ancestors and witnesses the rituals that demonstrate respect for this tropical landscape
The declaration of interdependence : a pledge to planet Earth by Tara Cullis( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred headwaters : the fight to save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass by Wade Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member 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
One river : science, adventure and hallucinogenics in the Amazon Basin by Wade Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om etnobotanikerne Richard Evan Schultes og hans elev Tim Plowman som siden 1940'erne har studeret Kofán-indianernes brug af regnskovens planter som medicin, gift eller euforiserende stof
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Into the silence : the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest
Alternative Names
Davis, E. Wade

Davis, E. Wade 1953-

Davis, Edmund Wade

Davis, Edmund Wade 1953-

Davis, Wade

Wade Davis Canadees antropoloog

Wade Davis Canadian Anthropologist

Wade Davis canadisk antropolog

Wade Davis, E.

Wade Davis, E. 1953-

Уэйд Дэвис

وید دیویس انسان‌شناس کانادایی

데이비스, 웨이드 1953-

デイヴィス, ウェイド

Book of peoples of the world : a guide to culturesLight at the edge of the world : a journey through the realm of vanishing culturesThe wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern worldPassage of darkness : the ethnobiology of the Haitian zombieShadows in the sun : travels to landscapes of spirit and desireThe lost Amazon : the photographic journey of Richard Evans SchultesGrand Canyon, river at riskRainforest : ancient realm of the Pacific Northwest