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Frank Kingdon-Ward

the last of the great plant hunters

by Charles Lyte

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Published by J.Murray in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Asia
    • Subjects:
    • Ward, Francis Kingdon, 1885-1958.,
    • Plant collectors -- England -- Biography.,
    • Plant collecting -- Asia -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-212) and index.

      StatementCharles Lyte.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK31.K47 L98 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 218 p. :
      Number of Pages218
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1915877M
      ISBN 100719547350
      LC Control Number90124577

      Apart from Sir George Watt and Sir Henry Collett, who discovered the species ea in the ’s in India and Burma respectively, Frank Kingdon-Ward, another intrepid plant explorer and botanist who traveled in Bhutan N.E. India, China and Myanmar (Burma) in the midth century, also discovered this species in N.E. India (as also the beautiful Sirohi lily, named for his wife . Another book also published in , From China To Hkamti Long also covers episodes that took place on different expeditions in and covering much the same ground. He devotes more space to discussing the plans that are needed to mount an expedition; revealing, for example, his provisioning policy.

      In Frank's father became professor of botany at the University of Cambridge. Kingdon-Ward was educated at St. Paul's School in London, and in he entered Christ's College, Cambridge. His father died in , however, compelling Frank to cut short his education and seek paid employment, but he obtained a degree after two years and. About In the Land of the Blue Poppies. 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.

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Francis Kingdon-Ward, born Francis Kingdon Ward (6 November in Manchester 8 April ) was an English botanist, explorer, plant collector and author.

He published most of his books as Frank Kingdon-Ward and this hyphenated form of his name stuck, becoming the surname of his wives and two daughters/5. After general education at St. Paul's School, Hammersmith, Frank Kingdon-Ward entered Christ's College, Cambridge, in and achieved his degree in Natural Sciences Tripos.

In he departed for China to take up a post as schoolteacher at the Shanghai Public School. In this small book, the great plant hunter, Frank Kingdon Ward lays out this views on exploration.

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This is one of a fairly tall pile of plant-hunting literature which came out from about to Frank Kingdon Ward wrote at least 20 books. The book covers his expedition to Southeast Tibet. Frank Kingdon Ward (), OBE, the son of a leading British research botanist and professor, graduated with honours from Cambridge in Natural Sciences.

Inhe was engaged by a British horticultural firm to collect specimens in Yunnan, an assignment which began for Ward a lifelong career as a professional explorer and plant s: 3.

[In Farthest Burma: The Record of an Arduous Journey of Exploration and Research through the Unknown Frontier Territory of Burma and Tibet] [By: Kingdon-Ward, Frank] [January, ] by Frank Kingdon-Ward | 15 Jan Looking for books by Frank Kingdon Ward.

See all books authored by Frank Kingdon Ward, including In the Land of the Blue Poppies: The Collected Plant-Hunting Writings of Frank Kingdon Ward, and On the road to Tibet, and more on Offers an account of plant-hunter and explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward's expedition to the south-eastern corner of Tibet that was significant for his geographic revelations.

This work presents descriptions of the grand mountain ranges he traversed, the hardships overcome and the plants, fauna and people he encountered, along with photographs. Francis Kingdon Ward was born into this changing world on 6th Novemberthe same year as Umberto Nobile, and Sir Malcolm Campbell.

Queen Victoria was on the throne, the industrial revolution was in full swing, and the British empire, not yet at its height, had dominions in Canada, Western and Southern Africa, Egypt, India, Australia, New Zealand and parts of the far East.

In the footsteps of Frank Kingdon Ward With all the current troubles in Tibet it is interesting to read an account of a previous traveller to the Nujiang region, Frank Kingdon Ward. When he visited there inTibet was an independent country and the Chinese representatives had just been kicked out of Lhasa.

Frank Kingdon Ward has a knack for story telling and takes you on the journey with him. He describes in detail the type of plant he finds and also about the people and their culture that he encounters.

You also learn a bit about Tibet's history. If you like exploration and adventure then you will enjoy this interesting s: 3. Frank Kingdon Ward was born in Manchester, England, in He was a professional plant collector and explorer for more than forty years and the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges, recounting his journey into the world’s steepest river died in No book was published about this trip and I have found little about it.

In he returned to England for the first time in 7 years. Excerpts reproduced with permission of the author. For more detailed information visit Oliver Tooley's pages about his grandfather, Frank Kingdon-Ward. Page 1. The Paperback of the Burma's Icy Mountains by Frank Kingdon-Ward at Barnes & Noble.

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frank kingdon-ward As the son of the head of the botany school at Cambridge, Frank Kingdon-Ward came into the world of plants naturally. Born in he attended St.

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Free shipping for many products!. Frank Kingdon Ward was born in Manchester, England, in He was a professional plant collector and explorer for more than forty years and the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges, recounting his journey into the world’s steepest river gorge%()."There are first person accounts of recent expeditions to the area by Ken Cox and Ken Storm, Jr.

and a photographic essay documents for the first time in a book the 'new' Hidden Falls located in the portion of the gorge left unexplored by Frank Kingdon Ward and Lord Cawdor in "- .Paperback - brand new, in perfect condition, never touched. S. isbn x - Frank Kingdon-Ward was born Francis Kingdon Ward (no hyphen) on 6th november in Manchester.

He was educated at Colet court and 's school, then Christ's college Cambridge where his father Harry Marshall Ward was professor of botany.