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    The Wayfinders
    The Wayfinders
    Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
    Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In <i>The Wayfinders</i>, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and <i>National Geographic</i> 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.
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    Book Author
    Wade Davis
    Genre Nature , Social Science
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459664821
    Publisher
    House of Anansi Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    06-May-2013

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