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Although he has been called a modern-day Indiana Jones, Davis has far more integrity. His stories are not in service to self-glorification, but rather to one resounding theme:
If there is one lesson I have drawn from my travels, it is that cultural and biological diversity are far more than the foundation of stability; they are an article of faith, a fundamental truth that indicates the way things are supposed to be.... There is a fire burning over the Earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills, and visionary wisdom. Quelling this flame and reinventing the poetry of diversity is the most important challenge of our times.--Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was hoping for something more oriented in the Hawaiian culture. This is not the book.
As a motivational book, it does well. I just expected something different. Read more
Simply...that is the only material readable these days...brings back the faith into humanity.Published 14 months ago by Alberto R.
This copy went to one of my former students trying to define his place in this world. I have one of the first editions of this book and many others authored by Wade Davis. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michael T. Suderman
Each book Mr. Davis has written educates the reader more and more. The statistics he presents stagger the mind, and his botanical knowledge is unsurpassed. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bill Neylon
Like previous books, I enjoyed reading Shadows in the Sun it was. I question the inclusion of Passion in the Desert in this book. It seemed out of place.Published on August 9, 2013 by Roger Jacobs
Wade Davis describes world cultures long ignored by others with such love and concern that you cannot withhold respect for this most unusual explorer of modern times. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by Ruth Lee
I bought the book for my Anthropolohy class. The book is not bad. It's a bunch of essays put together in this book. Some of them are interesting, others a little long.Published on October 20, 2008 by Carli Broadbent
How tough are we, really? When I was twelve I can assure you that I was not killing polar bears and whales; but Wade Davis introduces the reader to just such an Inuit boy. Read morePublished on April 26, 2004 by Kari L. Black
_Shadows in the Sun_ is a collection of essays on biodiversity, from both an anthropological perspective as well as from a biological standpoint. Read morePublished on April 18, 2004 by doc peterson