Wade Davis: Sacred Headwaters
author of The Wayfinders and The Serpent and the Rainbow
Thursday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium
Wade Davis, National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence, has been described as "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life's diversity." His work as an ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker has taken him around the world, where he's lived with indigenous people from the Amazon to the Andes. His 1986 book The Serpent and the Rainbow was an international bestseller, was printed in ten languages, and was made into a motion picture.
For his latest work, The Wayfinders, Davis navigated the globe, living with indigenous peoples from Polynesia, Australia, Borneo, and beyond, sharing with his readers the wisdom these cultures impart about what it means to be human. The book's description says, "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."
Davis's lecture is sponsored by the University of Utah Environmental Humanities Program and The City Library.
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