NOTE: Heather is finishing her 5-day Thanksgiving break and will be back Tuesday, LIVE, with a brand new show.
Wade Davis is a Professor of Anthropology, BC Leadership Chair of Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia, and served as Explorer-In-Residence at the National Geographic Society from 1999 to 2013. He is the author of 20 books including The Serpent & The Rainbow, One River, The Wayfinders, and Into the Silence. Wade Davis holds degrees in anthropology, biology, and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University; he also won the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize.
His many film credits include Light at the Edge of the World, an eight-hour documentary series written and produced for the National Geographic Society. Wade Davis has received 11 honorary degrees, as well as the 2009 Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the 2011 Explorers Medal, the 2012 David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration, and the 2015 Centennial Medal of Harvard University. In 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.