At 60, Anthropologist Who Has Traveled the World Returns Home to Teach

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Ryan Hill

Wade Davis

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Ryan Hill

Wade Davis

Wade Davis, an anthropologist and former explorer in residence with the National Geographic Society, has made his career traveling the world while collecting botanical samples and studying endangered cultures. In July, he will set off on a different path as a first-time professor at the University of British Columbia, in his native Vancouver.

A lecturer and author of such best-selling books as The Serpent and the Rainbow, Mr. Davis, who is 60, will become an anthropology professor in