Davis, Wade

DAVIS, Wade, ethnobotanist, writer (b 1953). Raised in BC, he attended Harvard Univ and obtained a PhD in ethnobotany. He has conducted fieldwork in S America and Haiti, much of it related to the hallucinogenic properties of plants. His books describing this work are a unique combination of botany, anthropology and personal adventure story. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1985), about voodoo in Haiti, was made into a motion picture. Other books include One River: Explorations and Discoveries in...

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