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Wade Davis is an anthropologist, botanist, and best-selling author. He spent more than three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among 15 indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations while making some 6,000 botanical collections. Davis' work later took him to Haiti to investigate folk preparations implicated in the creation of zombies, an assignment that led to his writing Passage of Darkness (1988) and The Serpent and the Rainbow (1986).
Please join Davis as he takes you on a journey through the realm of vanishing cultures, using compassion, eloquence and expertise to illustrate the pressing need for preserving and protecting the vast knowledge, language, wisdom and world views of indigenous cultures. (Originally presented on 08-Nov-2006)