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Beneath the surface of things : new and selected essays / Wade Davis.

Davis, Wade. (Author).

"The essays in this collection came about during the unhurried months when one who had traveled incessantly was obliged to stay still, even as events flared on all sides in a world that never stops moving. Wade Davis brings his unique cultural perspective to such varied topics as the demonization of coca, the sacred plant of the Inca; the Great War and the birth of modernity; the British conquest of Everest; the endless conflict in the Middle East; reaching beyond climate fear and trepidation; on the meaning of the sacred. His essay, 'The Unraveling of America,' first published in Rolling Stone, attracted five million readers and generated 362 million social media impressions. Media interest in the story was sustained over many weeks, with interview requests coming in from 23 countries. The anthropological lens, as Davis demonstrates, reveals what lies beneath the surface of things, allowing us to see, and to seek, the wisdom of the middle way, a perspective of promise and hope that all of the essays in this collection aspire to convey."

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  • ISBN: 9781778400445
  • ISBN: 1778400442
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; Greystone Books, [2024]
Subject: Ethnology.
World politics > 21st century.
Genre: Essays.

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