Wade Davis: Photographs

Wade Davis: Photographs

by Wade Davis
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Throughout his career, Davis's central aim has been to convey a visceral sense of the mystery and wealth of human culture, the embodiment of all that we are and all that we have created as a species. Through his words and photographs, he sheds light on the great peril that many traditions face, and the danger of losing forever the rich cultural heritages that have sustained us for thousands of years.


Wade Davis, author

Wade Davis is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 1999 and 2013 he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently a member of the NGS Explorers Council and Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Davis is the author of nineteen books, including One River, The Wayfinders, The Sacred Headwaters, Into the Silence and River Notes. His photographs have been widely exhibited and have appeared in thirty books and a hundred magazines, including National Geographic, Time, Geo, People, Men's Journal and Outside. His recent book Into the Silence received the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize, the top award for literary non-fiction in the English language. In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.


  • "Wade Davis: Photographs" beautifully honours the moments captured in each image with perspicacious accompanying captions (excerpted above) and essays by Davis, resulting in a thorough and illuminating volume capable of inspiring a new way of thinking about, as Davis writes, “the extraordinary matrix of cultures that envelopes the planet." - NUVO Magazine Link to review


  • Shortlisted, 2017 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award
  • Winner, 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in British Columbia

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Douglas & McIntyre

email: bhanna.acacia@rogers.com

website: http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com

rights sold: United States of America

rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 176

publication date: 10/22/2016

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book