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Library and Archives Canada395 Wellington Street
1:30pm

Beneath the Surface of Things

with Wade Davis
Hosted by Carleton’s Adrian Harewood

Beneath the Surface of Things

with Wade Davis
Hosted by Carleton’s Adrian Harewood
4
Saturday
May
1:30pm
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Wade Davis

We are thrilled to welcome anthropologist, explorers and bestselling author Wade Davis back to the Festival stage for a conversation with Carleton’s Adrian Harewood. 

 

His latest book, Beneath the Surface of Things: New and Selected Essays , 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. 

 

The anthropological lens 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.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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