The Serpent and the Rainbow

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1985 - Science - 297 pages
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A Harvard ethnobotanist chronicles his undercover investigations of Haitian voodooism and the phenomenon of Zombies, a quest that yielded the actual chemical formula for producing the Zombi state

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Fascinating account of Davis' journey to Haiti in search of the science behind the mystery and rumours surrounding zombification. Davis is an ethnobotanist with impeccable credentials, and he throws ... Read full review

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Moving portrait of voodooism and Haiti. Not at all like the movie, I'm sure. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Wade Davis received his doctorate in ethnobotany from Harvard University. Author of six books, including "One River", he divides his time between Washington, D.C., Vancouver, and a remote fishing lodge in northern British Columbia.

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