Blog: EarthSpirit
by Mayah

World Cultures:"Ethnosphere"

Anthropologist Wade Davis coined the word "ethnosphere", the cultural counterpart to the biosphere. Davis travels the world to live among indigenous peoples, documenting their cultural practices and world views. WATCH Davis's Photographic Videos exploring the cultural diversity of the human race.

Date:   8/21/2009 9:45:42 PM   ( 6 y ) ... viewed 1196 times

"Wade Davis, a Harvard-educated ethnobotanist, believes humanity's greatest legacy is the 'ethnosphere,' the cultural counterpart to the biosphere, and 'the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness.' He beautifully articulates the intellectual, emotional and moral reasons why it's in everyone's best interest to preserve the world's cultures."

WATCH this Video:
http://www.ted.com/talks/wade_davis_on_endangered_cultures.html


With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.


WATCH another 19 minute video: http://www.ted.com/talks/wade_davis_on_the_worldwide_web_of_belief_and_ritual...


Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada Indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance.


READ more about Wade Davis: http://www.ted.com/speakers/wade_davis.html



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