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In the Land of the Blue Poppies: The Collected Plant-Hunting by Frank Kingdon Ward,Tom Christopher,Jamaica Kincaid

By Frank Kingdon Ward,Tom Christopher,Jamaica Kincaid

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During the 1st years of the 20th century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on twenty-four impossibly bold expeditions all through Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, looking for infrequent and elusive species of vegetation. He was once liable for the invention of various forms formerly unknown in Europe and the US, together with the mythical Tibetan blue poppy, and the creation in their seeds into the world’s gardens. Kingdon Ward’s money owed trap all of the romance of his wildly adventurous expeditions, no matter if he was once swinging throughout a bottomless gorge on a cable of twisted bamboo strands or clambering throughout a rocky scree in worry of an drawing close avalanche. Drawn from writings out of print for nearly seventy-five years, this new assortment, edited and brought by way of specialist horticulturalist and House & Garden columnist Tom Christopher, returns Kingdon Ward to his deserved position within the literature of discovery and the literature of the garden.

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