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Wade Davis
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh, 2000.
Wade Davis
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Wade Davis
Summary
Wade Davis was born in British Columbia. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology, and a doctorate in ethnobotany from Harvard. He was a student of Richard Evans Schultes and has spent a great deal of time travelling in the Amazon and around the world studying and photographing native peoples and plants.
Author of (Books)
  • The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World (2009)
  • Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures (2002)
  • Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire (1998)
  • One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest (1996)
  • Nomads of the Dawn: The Penan of the Borneo Rain Forest (1995)
  • Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988)
  • The Serpent & The Rainbow (1985)
  • Author of (Articles)
  • Plants of the Gods
  • Video
  • Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey, written and produced by Wade Davis for The History Channel, this documentary primarily focuses on the work of Richard Evans Schultes, with additional discussion of psychedelic musicians, writers, and researchers. (2008, available on DVD June 29, 2010)
  • Wade Davis on the Worldwide Web of Belief and Ritual, TED Talk (2008)
  • Wade Davis on Endangered Cultures, TED Talk (2003)