In our age, many societies look like they're hurtling towards disorder and disunity. Wade Davis is both an exceptional anthropologist and an exciting writer. In 2012 he received the David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration. He is a principal character in Grand Canyon Adventure, a 3D IMAX film, released by MacGillivray Freeman in 2008. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In recent years his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunuvut and Greenland. Publication date 2001 Topics Human geography, Human geography -- Pictorial works, Ethnology, Ethnology -- Pictorial works Publisher Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society Collection Some great insights and wisdom, that makes you want to learn more of the 14000 rather than his modest 14 here. His books have been translated into sixteen languages, including French, Italian, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Basque, Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Korean, Bulgarian, Japanese and Malay, and have sold approximately 900,000 copies worldwide. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council and Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. I can't believe that more people, Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2020, believe why more people don't study it as it for us a much better understanding of the human race. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 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.. Davis has travelled the world for more than thirty years, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the poetics of culture. A first collection of Davis’ photographs, Light at the Edge of the World, appeared in 2001 published by National Geographic Books, Bloomsbury and Douglas & McIntyre. An Honorary Research Associate of the Institute of Economic Botany of the New York Botanical Garden, he is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, Fellow of the Explorer’s Club, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. When a language is lost, it is invariably gone for ever, while some people may still learn Cornish many many more Australian or Papua New Guinean indigenous languages have disappeared, never to return. Copyright © 2019 Irish Tech News - Ireland's leading Technology News Site. This author won't let you forget he's there for every story. In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking. Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures - Kindle edition by Davis, Wade. Davis’ research has been the subject of more than 900 media reports and interviews in Europe, North and South America and the Far East, and has inspired numerous documentary films as well as three episodes of the television series, The X-Files. Light at the Edge of the World: A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures. 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