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The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)

Label
The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
Title
The wayfinders
Title remainder
why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Wade Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Many of us are alarmed by the accelerating rates of extinction of plants and animals. But how many of us know that human cultures are going extinct at an even more shocking rate? While biologists estimate that 18 percent of mammals and 11 percent of birds are threatened, and botanists anticipate the loss of 8 percent of flora, anthropologists predict that fully 50 percent of the 7,000 languages spoken around the world today will disappear within our lifetimes. And languages are merely the canaries in the coal mine: what of the knowledge, stories, songs, and ways of seeing encoded in these voices?" "In The Wayfinders, Wade Davis offers a gripping and enlightening account of this urgent crisis. He leads us on a fascinating tour through a handful of indigenous cultures, describing the worldviews they represent and reminding us of the encroaching danger to humankind's survival should they vanish."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Wade
Dewey number
303.48/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM1271
LC item number
.D39 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Massey lectures series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Acculturation
  • Endangered languages
  • Indigenous peoples
Label
The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8DAD2EE2-BEB3-4E6C-AE5A-FB8083A02EE7
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • "This book comprises the 2009 Massey Lectures, 'The Wayfinders,' broadcast in November 2009 as part of CBC Radio's Ideas series"--P. [i]
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-177)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Season of the brown hyena -- The wayfinders -- Peoples of Anaconda -- Sacred geography -- Century of the wind
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887849695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn711064174
  • (OCoLC)711064174
Label
The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8DAD2EE2-BEB3-4E6C-AE5A-FB8083A02EE7
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • "This book comprises the 2009 Massey Lectures, 'The Wayfinders,' broadcast in November 2009 as part of CBC Radio's Ideas series"--P. [i]
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-177)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Season of the brown hyena -- The wayfinders -- Peoples of Anaconda -- Sacred geography -- Century of the wind
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887849695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn711064174
  • (OCoLC)711064174

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