The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

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  • Wade Davis
  • Author:  Wade Davis
  • Year: 19-11-2015
  • Translator from English: Kamen Kostov, Boyan Kostov
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1569-01
  • SKU: 05.0099
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-297-2
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Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures.

In Polynesia, we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon, we meet the descendants of a true lost civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. In the Andes, we discover that the earth really is alive, while in Australia we experience Dreamtime, the all-embracing philosophy of the first humans to walk out of Africa. We then travel to Nepal, where we encounter a wisdom hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. And finally, we settle in Borneo, where the last rainforest nomads struggle to survive.

Understanding the lessons of this journey will be our mission for the next century. For at risk is the human legacy -- a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalogue of the imagination. Rediscovering a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit, as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our time.

About the Author

Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Wade Davis (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 Sout... Read more

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Tags: Prehistory & Evolution,Anthropology & Archeology,Culturology,Researches

Specification
Year 19-11-2015
Translator from English: Kamen Kostov, Boyan Kostov
Pages 216
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.25 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Prehistory & Evolution, Anthropology & Archeology, Culturology, Researches

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