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    DescriptionWade Davis has been called 'a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life's diversity'. In "Shadows in the Sun", he brings all of those gifts to bear on a fascinating examination of indigenous cultures and the interactions between human societies and the natural world. Ranging from the British Columbian wilderness to the jungles of the Amazon and the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, "Shadows In The Sun" is a testament to a world where spirits still stalk the land and seize the human heart. Its essays and stories, though distilled from travels in widely separated parts of the world, are fundamentally about landscape and character, the wisdom of lives drawn directly from the land, the hunger of those who seek to rediscover such understanding, and the consequences of failure.


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    Title
    Shadows in the Sun
    Subtitle
    Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wade Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781597263924
    ISBN 10: 1597263923
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: JHM, RNC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: RGC
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    DC22: 304.2
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, NAT011000, SOC002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: RGC, JHM, JBSL11, RNC
    Publisher
    Island Press
    Imprint name
    Island Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Author Information
    Wade Davis has spent over three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, and later went to Haiti to investigate folk preparations implicated in the creation of zombies. The Haiti assignment led to his writing The Serpent and the Rainbow (Simon and Schuster, 1986), an international bestseller that was later released as a feature motion picture. Among his other books are Nomads of the Dawn (Pomegranate Press, 1995), Passage of Darkness (University of North Carolina Press, 1988) and One River (Simon and Schuster, 1996).