бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A magnificent work of history, biography and adventure
бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A magnificent work of history, biography and adventure. If the quest for Mount Everest began as a grand imperial gesture, as redemption for an empire of explorers that had lost the race to the Poles, it ended as a mission of regeneration for a country and a people bled white by war. Of the twenty-six British climbers who, on three expedtions (1921-24), walked 400 miles off the map to find and assault the highest mountain on Earth, twenty had seen the worst of the fighting
Wade Davis is the bestselling author of fifteen books, including Into the Silence, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and One River, and is an award-winning anthropologist, ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker.
Wade Davis is the bestselling author of fifteen books, including Into the Silence, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and One River, and is an award-winning anthropologist, ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. He currently holds the post of National Geographic e and has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the Explorers for the Millennium.
Now, in Wade Davis's magnificent new book, the remaining goal of imperial .
Into the Silence offers a meticulous recreation of how the idea of climbing the mountain grows out of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India (which leads to the naming of Everest and establishes that it is indeed the highest point on earth); the full diplomatic and political wranglings necessary even to make a start; and the immense logistical demands of such.
Wade Davis at the 2018 Sun Valley Writers Conference. Photo: David Concannon. Judy and John Gainor we we. .e on one of the round the world trips will National Geographic and you about a decade or so ago still talk about that wonderful trip. I am reading The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland about Emily Carr who painted so much of the totems and other artifacts in the Pacific Northwest.
Into the Silence book. All in all, except for ruining the physical aspect of Wade Davis’s Into the Silence, it was worth hauling into the wilderness. It gave voice to what we all seek when we seek to get away. Being in nature allows you to live an essential life.
Edmund Wade Davis CM (born December 14, 1953) is a Colombian-Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures.
Edmund Wade Davis CM (born December 14, 1953) is a Colombian-Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with psychoactive plants. Davis came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti.
Author Wade Davis is an anthropologist and an e at the National Geographic Society. Published by Vintage Canada. More about this book. Wade Davis reads from 'Into the Silence' 1:37. CBC Books · CBC · Posted: Feb 16, 2017 1:11 PM ET Last Updated: July 10, 2017.
WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE. A monumental work of history, biography and adventure - the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest. The price of life is death'. For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but 'a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day'. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive
His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti.