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Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures

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An international best-seller when first published, this is Wade Davis's portrait of the richness and diversity of the world's indigenous cultures and why they matter to us all. Davishas travelled the world for more than thirty years, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the poetics of culture. His explorations of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the rain forests of Borneo and the Amazon, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti have taught him that many of these cultures are in danger of losing their way of life — a loss that affects humans on a global scale. In Light at the Edge of the World Davis' looks at the "ethnosphere" — the diversity of ways of thinking and living that traditional cultures have to teach us about our place in the world, and how we affect one another and our surroundings.

Table of Contents

The wonder of the ethnosphere — The eyelids of wolves — The forest and the stars — The face of the gods — The last nomads — The land of snows — A thousand ways of being.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781926706894
Subtitle:
A Journey through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Davis, Wade
Subject:
Davis, Wade - Journeys
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology-Central and South America
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070207
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
202

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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