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The Resource The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis

The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis

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
Genre
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
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8DAD2EE2-BEB3-4E6C-AE5A-FB8083A02EE7
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"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 (pages 157-177)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Season of the brown hyena -- The wayfinders -- Peoples of Anaconda -- Sacred geography -- Century of the wind
Control code
ocn711064174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887849695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8DAD2EE2-BEB3-4E6C-AE5A-FB8083A02EE7
Label
The wayfinders : why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world, Wade Davis
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8DAD2EE2-BEB3-4E6C-AE5A-FB8083A02EE7
Publication
Note
"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 (pages 157-177)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Season of the brown hyena -- The wayfinders -- Peoples of Anaconda -- Sacred geography -- Century of the wind
Control code
ocn711064174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887849695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8DAD2EE2-BEB3-4E6C-AE5A-FB8083A02EE7

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