The wayfinders: why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world

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Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic 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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subject_facet Acculturation, American fiction -- Culture -- Languages -- Crosscultural awareness -- Tolerance -- Essays, Ameriška književnost -- Kultura -- Jeziki -- Antropologija -- Medkulturnost -- Strpnost -- Eseji, Cultural & Social, Cultural pluralism, Ecology, Electronic books, Endangered languages, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous peoples -- Languages, SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
title_display The wayfinders. Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
title_full The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world [electronic resource] / Wade Davis, The wayfinders [sound recording] : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world / Wade Davis, The wayfinders. Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World [electronic resource] / Wade Davis
title_short The wayfinders
title_sub why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world
topic_facet Acculturation, American fiction, Ameriška književnost, Antropologija, Crosscultural awareness, Cultural & Social, Cultural pluralism, Culture, Ecology, Electronic books, Endangered languages, Eseji, Essays, Ethnic Studies, Indigenous peoples, Jeziki, Kultura, Languages, Medkulturnost, Strpnost, Tolerance