The Resource Shadows in the sun, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)

Shadows in the sun, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)

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Shadows in the sun
Title
Shadows in the sun
Statement of responsibility
Wade Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
Wade 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. As Davis explains, "To know that other, vastly different cultures exist is to remember that our world does not exist in some absolute sense but rather is just one model of reality. The Penan in the forests of Borneo, the Vodoun acolytes in Haiti, the jaguar Shaman of Venezuela, teach us that there are other options, other possibilities, other ways of thinking and interacting with the earth." Shadows in the Sun considers those possibilities, and explores their implications for our world
Summary
Set in locales from the wilds of British Columbia to the jungles of the Amazon to the frigid Arctic regions, essays and stories examine the variations of native cultures and the interactions of their societies with the natural world
Writing style
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200197
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Davis, Wade
Dewey number
304.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Essays & Travelogues
  • Nature
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection
Target audience
adult
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travels to landscapes of spirit and desire
Label
Shadows in the sun, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11447094
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597267946
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11447094
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Shadows in the sun, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11447094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597267946
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11447094
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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