Plant Hunter In Tibet

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: Frank Kingdom-Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317845775

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Plant Hunter In Tibet

Six days later, having looked at the dried specimen of the plant and seen that it was ... They reached England five months later 148 A PLANT HUNTER IN TIBET.

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Author: Frank Kingdom-Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317845782

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Plant Hunter s Paradise

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Author: Francis Kingdon-Ward

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: UOM:39015033273312

Category: Botany

Page: 347

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Tibet

Mistranslation of various Tibetan words for man , bear and snow , allied to a
fanciful interpretation of the ' evidence of various sightings , has led to wild and
exaggerated stories of the abominable snowman ... 126 A plant hunter in Tibet .

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Author: John Pinfold

Publisher: Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara, Calif. : Clio Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000061403

Category: Reference

Page: 158

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Bibliography of Natural History Travel Narratives

2 1911, North Yunnan and Tibet, between Salween (Nu Jiang) and Yangtze (Jinsha ... Described in A plant hunter in Tibet; the first part of the journey also ...

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Author: Anne S. Troelstra

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004343788

Category: Reference

Page: 482

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With this book Troelstra gives us a superb overview of natural history travel narratives. The well over four thousand detailed entries, ranging over four centuries and all major western European languages, are drawn from a wide range of sources and include both printed books and periodical contributions.

Dictionary Of British And Irish Botantists And Horticulturalists Including plant collectors flower painters and garden designers

1880s–1910s) Drawings of Indian and Burmese plants at Kew. KING, Walter ( –1899) d. 10 Dec. ... Plant Hunter in Tibet 1934. Plant Hunter's Paradise 1937.

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Author: Ray Desmond

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000162868

Category: Science

Page: 900

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Over the past four centuries botanists and gardeners in the British Isles have gathered, maintained and propagated many varying species of plants. Their work has been documented in innumerable books and articles which are often difficult to trace. The Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists represents a time-saving reference source for those who wish to discover more about the lives and achievements of the horticulturalists listed. The dictionary's utility comes not only from indicating the major publications of the named authors, but also the location of their herbaria and manuscripts.; The previous 1977 edition of the Dictionary has for many years been a much used source of information for botanists, botanic artists and archivists. In this revised edition the scope has been expanded to include among its 13,000 entries flower painters in addition to botanical artists over 1400 entries and, for the first time, garden designers.; Finally the Dictionary should have international appeal since so many botanists and gardeners worked on collective plants overseas, in particular in North America and the British Commonwealth.; Each entry gives, wherever possible, details of dates and places of birth and death, educational qualifications, professional posts, honours and awards, publications, location of plant collections, manuscripts, drawings and portraits. Its main function, however, is to provide further biographical references to books and periodicals. Comprehensive classified indices facilitate access by professions and activities, countries, and plant interests.

Britain and Tibet 1765 1947

A Select Annotated Bibliography of British Relations with Tibet and the Himalayan States Including Nepal, ... Plant - hunting on the edge of the world .

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Author: Julie G. Marshall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415336473

Category: History

Page: 607

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This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period 1765 to 1947. As such it also involves British relations with Russia and China, and with the Himalayan states of Ladakh, Lahul and Spiti, Kumaon and Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam, in so far as British policy towards these states was affected by her desire to establish relations with Tibet. It also covers a subject of some importance in contemporary diplomacy. It was the legacy of unresolved problems concerning Tibet and its borders, bequeathed to India by Britain in 1947, which led to border disputes and ultimately to war between India and China in 1962. These borders are still in dispute today. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance. The work is divided into a number of sections and subsections, based on chronology, geography and events. The introductions to each of the sections provide a condensed and informative history of the period and place the books and article in their historical context. Most entries are also annotated. This work is therefore both a history and a bibliography of the subject, and provides a rapid entry into a complex area for scholars in the fields of international relations and military history as well as Asian history.

Quarterly Bulletin of the Alpine Garden Society

Much more remarkable than these is the plant which Kingdon-Ward discovered
in 1924 in S.E. Tibet and which for long ... in 1949 not only retired from the ranks
of the plant hunters but made a tremendous effort to introduce new living plants ...

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Author: Alpine Garden Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3338368

Category: Gardening

Page:

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The Clique

The Loom of the East , 1932 119-125 Charing Cross Rd , London WC2H OEB
The Mystery River of Tibet . London , Folio Society firsts wanted : Dr. Jeckel &
Seeley Service , 1923 Mr. Hyde A Plant Hunter in Tibet . London , - : Shelley
Poems ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0007668486

Category: Rare books

Page:

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A Bibliography of Indology

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Author: National Library (India)

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030574995

Category: India

Page:

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CONTENTS.--v. 1. Indian anthropology, compiled by J. M. Kanitkar.

The Romance of Plant Hunting

Then came the Sino - Tibetan frontier war , and the overwhelming success of the
Lhasa troops against the Szechwanese , followed by independent risings
amongst the Mantzu who drove the Chinese out of all the Tibetan country ·
bordering ...

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Author: Francis Kingdon Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924059206759

Category: Botany

Page: 277

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Deals not only with species of flowers, and the types desired by the public, but also with Yunnan and its people.

Plant hunting in China

This edition contains a new introduction by the author's son, Peter Cox, a knowledgeable horticulturist and author of numerous articles and books on horticultural subjects. The text is complemented by photos and maps.

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Author: Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024884192

Category: Nature

Page: 230

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This is a fascinating account of the history of plant collecting in China by western botanists from the seventeenth century to the middle of the 1950s. Many of the most popular flowers in European gardens originated when early missionaries and traders brought home some of the finest forms of Chinese flora. In the modern period, the major collectors made thoroughly organized searches to secure plants that would grace European and American gardens. This edition contains a new introduction by the author's son, Peter Cox, a knowledgeable horticulturist and author of numerous articles and books on horticultural subjects. The text is complemented by photos and maps.

The Plant Hunters Or Adventures Among the Himalaya Mountains

... Tibet bear ( Ursus Tibetanus ) - more commonly styled by closet - naturalists
Helarctos Tibetanus - one of the pears that inhabit the high table - lands of Tibet ,
and is 368 THE TIBET BEAR .

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Author: Mayne Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600059620

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 482

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Who s who

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Author: Henry Robert Addison

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0010952901

Category: Biography

Page:

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An annual biographical dictionary, with which is incorporated "Men and women of the time."

The Heart of the World

Pilgrimage for Plants. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1960. ...A Plant Hunter in Tibet. London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. ... Plant Hunting at the Edge of ...

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Author: Ian Baker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117804

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.” The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

Drawn from writings out of print for almost seventy-five years, this new collection, edited and introduced by professional horticulturalist and House & Garden columnist Tom Christopher, returns Kingdon Ward to his deserved place in the ...

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Author: Frank Kingdon Ward

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307828835

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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A Modern Library Paperback Original During the first years of the twentieth century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on twenty-four impossibly daring expeditions throughout Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, in search of rare and elusive species of plants. He was responsible for the discovery of numerous varieties previously unknown in Europe and America, including the legendary Tibetan blue poppy, and the introduction of their seeds into the world’s gardens. Kingdon Ward’s accounts capture all the romance of his wildly adventurous expeditions, whether he was swinging across a bottomless gorge on a cable of twisted bamboo strands or clambering across a rocky scree in fear of an impending avalanche. Drawn from writings out of print for almost seventy-five years, this new collection, edited and introduced by professional horticulturalist and House & Garden columnist Tom Christopher, returns Kingdon Ward to his deserved place in the literature of discovery and the literature of the garden.

The Plant Hunters

The one which now presented itself to the observation of our plant - hunter , was
of medium size — that is , less than the ... It was the Tibet bear ( Ursus Tibetanus )
- more commonly styled by closet - naturalists Helarcios Tibetanus - one of the ...

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Author: Mayne Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112070553877

Category:

Page: 353

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