Books written by Wade Davis

The Sacred Headwaters

Greystone Books Ltd | April 18, 2015 | 160 pages
In a rugged knot of mountains in the remote reaches of northern British Columbia lies a spectacularly beautiful valley known to the First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. There, on the southern edge of the Spatsizi Wilderness, the Serengeti of North America, are born in remarkably close proximity... More Info

River Notes

October 15, 2013 | 162 pages
Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river drainage, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix. If the river ceased flowing, it would soon be necessary to... More Info

The Sacred Headwaters

Greystone/David Suzuki Fdtn | December 27, 2011 | 145 pages
In The Sacred Headwaters, a collection of photographs by Carr Clifton and members of the International League of Conservation Photographers - including Claudio Contreras, Paul Colangelo, and Wade Davis - portray the splendour of the region. These photographs are supplemented by images from other... More Info

Light at the Edge of the World

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | April 28, 2007 | 202 pages
The author recounts his journeys throughout the world to explore the wealth of human diversity, and argues for the preservation of endangered traditional cultures in regions ranging from the Amazon to the Canadian Arctic to Tibet.  More Info

The serpent and the rainbow

Pocket Books | August 5, 1997 | 297 pages
Reissued to coincide with the release of "One River"--a chronicle of Davis' exploration of the Amazon rain forest--"The Serpent and the Rainbow" presents the author's account of his venture into the heart of Haiti, on a search for a powerful sedative--a "zombie drug". "Exotic and... More Info

One river

Simon & Schuster, 1997 | August 5, 1997 | 544 pages
Recounts the author's education under Richard Evans Schultes, who studied the drug qualities of plants in the Amazon basin, and his own journey in his teacher's footsteps  More Info

River Notes

Island Press | October 17, 2012 | 176 pages
Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world’s most regulated river drainage, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities that are home to more than 25 million people. If it... More Info

Into the Silence

Vintage Books Canada | October 2, 2012 | 688 pages
A classic account of exploration and endurance from the bestselling author ofThe Wayfinders. In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Wade Davis... More Info

Into the Silence

September 27, 2011 | 672 pages
Describes British climbers' attempts to scale Mount Everest in the early 1920s, discussing such topics as the role of imperial ambition in the expedition and the way in which the ascent reflected England's post-World War I redemption efforts.  More Info