Light at the Edge of the World

Light at the Edge of the World

A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures

Book - 2001
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The author recounts his journeys throughout the world to explore the wealth of human diversity, and argues for the preservation of endangered traditional cultures in regions ranging from the Amazon to the Canadian Arctic to Tibet.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic Society,, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780792264743
Branch Call Number: 306.08022 Da
Characteristics: 179 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 27 cm


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Jul 10, 2018

Nice coffee-table book for general readership.

May 07, 2018

A very compassionate series of essays about the cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing the ethnospheric losses. There are moments when his sympathy get the better of his judgement, as when he says that there are those who are prohibited from speaking and are only allowed to listen to a language for years, after which they have mastered it and are permitted to speak it. And, later in the book (p. 196) he confuses km^2 with sq.kms.
The awkward task now falls on the readers to figure out what to do about what he writes about.

nadian Mar 25, 2011

Brilliant, engaging, inspiring! Wade Davis outlines everything that I, and I assume many other anthropologists, love about the diverse nature of this world and the people that make up the ethnospheric landscape!
A must read for any budding anthropologist, or believer in human diversity!

Aug 14, 2010

An intriguing book by an
anthropologist who points out the sentiments of different ethnic groups around the world and the diverse humanity they bring.


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