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Anthropologist and botanical explorer Wade Davis received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University. Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent more than three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among 15 indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations while making some 6,000 botanical collections. Davis's... See full bio »

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Earth Pilgrims
Earth Pilgrims Himself
The 11th Hour
The 11th Hour Himself - Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
In Search of... Zombies


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 2008 Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 The Spirit of the Mask (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow (inspired by the book)
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Other Works:

One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest (1996 book) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Wade Davis | Dr.Wade Davis | Wade Davis PhD

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[on "The Serpent and the Rainbow"] "Hemingway said that if you were going to sell a book to Hollywood, the way to do it would be to go to Arizona, walk to the border with California, throw the book across and then get back to Tucson and start drinking. I sold the book after being told that Peter Weir would direct the film and that Mel Gibson had been offered millions to play the leading role. I ... See more »


Named as an "Explorer-in-Residence" for the National Geographic Society. See more »

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