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  Size:   165 x 241 mm
6.5 x 9.5 in
 
  Pages:   254  
  Binding:   Hardcover  
  Published:   April 1990  
  ISBN:   0-906026-22-9  
 
 

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Himalayan Enchantment: An Anthology
Chosen and edited with an introduction by John Whitehead
Frank Kingdon-Ward

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Frank Kingdon-Ward, the last of the great plant hunters, undertook 25 major expeditions over a period of nearly 50 years and collected and numbered more than 23,000 plants. Not only a plant hunter, he was one of the greatest of all Himalayan explorers, filling in what would otherwise remain to this day a blank space on the map. This volume is an anthology of Kingdon-Ward's best writing on his plant-hunting and geographical exploration in Himalaya. It balances the botanical side of Kingdon-Ward's activities with his interest in the geographical terrain where he worked, its birds, beasts, insects and its variegated inhabitants, not only Tibetan and Chinese, but also the hill tribes - Abors, Darus, Dulengs, Kachins, Lisus, Lutzus, Marus, Mishimis, Nungs and others - in whose life he took such an affectionate interest.