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Also by Wade Davis:

Into the Silence, October 2011
Hardcover
The Wayfinders, October 2009
Paperback
Lost Amazon, October 2006
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The Wayfinders
Wade Davis

Why Ancient Wisdom Matters In The Modern World

House of Anansi Press
October 2009
On Sale: October 13, 2009
280 pages
ISBN: 0887847668
EAN: 9780887847660
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$15.95
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Over the past decade, many of us have been alarmed to learn of the rapidly accelerating extinction of our planet's diverse flora and fauna. But how many of us know that our human cultural diversity is also going extinct at a shocking rate? Biologists estimate that 18% of mammals and 11% of birds are threatened, while botanists anticipate the loss of 8% of flora. Meanwhile, of the 7,000 languages in the world today, 50% will disappear in our lifetime. Languages are merely the canaries in the coalmine: what of the poetry, songs, knowledge, and ways of seeing encoded in these disappearing voices?

In The Wayfinders, acclaimed anthropologist Wade Davis offers a gripping account of this urgent crisis. He leads us on a fascinating tour through a handful of indigenous cultures and worldviews while reminding us of the encroaching dangers posed by unchecked globalization. An enlightening, awe-inspiring, and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from one of the world's most celebrated and distinguished anthropologists.

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Good Morning America - November 15, 2009

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