The Clouded Leopard: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire

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For many years and through many of the world’s most remote regions, Wade Davis has traveled in search of the rare places where cultural diversity survives, untainted by the influences of globalization and modernization. The Clouded Leopard brings together the extraordinary travels that sprang from this quest. His travels emphasize the fragility of the planet yet also illuminate the places and people where the bond between landscape and spirit is preserved. Beautiful and disturbing, tragic and yet hopeful, his work sends out a timely message that cannot be ignored.

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Wade Davis is Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society - named one of their 'Explorers of the Millenium'.  He writes for publications including National Geographic, the New York Times, Outside, Harpers, Fortune, Condé Nast Traveler, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. His books include the international bestseller, The Serpent and the Rainbow, as well as Shadows in the Sun, Light at the Edge of the World and One River.

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"Davis has returned to the world of letters with The Clouded Leopard, a lovely collection of award-winning essays." -- The Globe & Mail
"This enjoyable read takes the armchair traveler to places few have written about. Recommended for all travel collections." -- Library Journal 
"A fascinating read. Davis’s prose is richly descriptive, full of scientific detail that resonates with poetic meaning. Davis makes a compelling argument for the protection and conservation of the environment and the ways of indigenous peoples." -- Quill & Quire

"Masterful author... meticulously detailed descriptions, splendid cinematic prose producing a never-ending flow of vivid images. The Clouded Leopard is a wonderful read, an intriguing melange of travelogue, personal reminiscence, information tract and old-fashioned storytelling." -- Quill & Quire

"Consistently sensitive, yet unsentimental... Some of the most intelligent ecological travel writing available. Not only is The Clouded Leopard great fun to read, it’s also a compelling plea to preserve the planet." -- The Vancouver Sun

"To hear Wade Davis lecture is to be swept up and carried award by a river of words. Reading him is a no less pleasurable experience. Surely one of the most enquiring minds of the century... he has made a garden of unearthly delights: If you think travel expands the mind, try traveling with Wade Davis." -- Ottawa Citizen

"Although he has been called a modern-day Indiana Jones, Davis has far more integrity." -- Amazon.com
 
"Essays so sensitively written their pristine language reflects the landscapes they describe, Davis chronicles his unusual adventures and striking observations as a welcome guest in these spiritually vibrant enclaves now threatened by industrial invasion." --Booklist
 
"Davis' lovely, cubist, rich landscape portraits are also topographies of the spirit, conveying a sense of place, but perhaps even more, the music of place." -- Kirkus  "Every so often, we need a reminder that preserving our planet’s natural fabric is a global priority. Wade Davis...proves with this re-issue of a first-class collection of travel essays that he’s up to the job of nudging our memories...it hammers home a vital ecological and social message...There is no better time to buy this book than now." -- Geographical Magazine

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