It’s a collision of scientific extinction and cultural oblivion. Half of all human languages may disappear in our lifetimes, along with the cultures, traditions and knowledge they express. Anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis shows us why we should be learning from ancient cultures before it’s too late.

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  • Wade Davis Anthropologist, biologist, ethno-botanist and author, "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World" (House of Anansi, Toronto)

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