In 1911, Francis Kingdon Ward 1885–1958 set off on his first solo expedition and collected hundreds of plant species, many previously unknown. From Burma, he headed into the Hengduan Mountains of north-western Yunnan province, exploring along the Mekong, Yangtze and Salween rivers in the region between eastern Tibet and western Sichuan. Jul 20, 2009 · In 1911, Francis Kingdon Ward 1885-1958 set off on his first solo expedition and collected hundreds of plant species, many previously unknown. From Burma, he headed into the Hengduan Mountains of north-western Yunnan province, exploring along the Mekong, Yangtze and Salween rivers in the region between eastern Tibet and western Sichuan. It is generously illustrated with Kingdon Ward's own photographs and maps from the trip. The blue poppy of the title is Meconopsis speciosa, which Kingdon Ward described as the Cambridge blue poppy, rather than the famous Tibetan blue poppy Meconopsis betonicifolia that he later brought to England. Contents. 1. The call of the red gods 2.
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Francis Kingdon-Ward was born in Whitington, Lancs. on 6 November 1885. He was the son of Harry Marshall Ward and Selina Mary née Kingdon. His father was a professor of Botany at the Royal Indian Engineering College at Cooper's Hill in Surrey and was appointed to the Chair of Botany at Cambridge University ten years later. The Land of the Blue Poppy. Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet. Francis Kingdon Ward. In 1911, Francis Kingdon Ward 1885-1958 set off on his first solo expedition and collected hundreds of plant species, many previously unknown. The book provides a collection of practical exercises in chemical ecology, offering tools and. Francis Kingdon-Ward was born in Whitington, Lancashire, on 6 November 1885. He was the son of Harry Marshall Ward and Selina Mary née Kingdon. His father was a professor of Botany at the Royal Indian Engineering College at Cooper's Hill in Surrey and was appointed to the Chair of Botany at Cambridge University ten years later.
by Frank Kingdon-Ward Selection of Ward's best articles on plant hunting in the remote lands where Burma, Tibet and China meet, taken from his books: The Land of the Blue Poppy, The Mystery Rivers of Tibet, In Farthest Burma, The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges, Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World, Plant Hunter in Tibet and Return to Irrawaddy. The story of the quest for a real-life Shangri-La in the darkest heart of the Himalayas– a century-long obsession to reach the sacred hidden center of one of the world's last uncharted realms.At the far eastern end of the Himalayas in Tibet lies the Tsangpo River Gorge, known as “the great romance of geography” during the nineteenth century's golden age of exploration. This plant catalogue is in two parts. The first, published in 1801, provides a list, organised according to the Linnaean system, of the hothouse and greenhouse plants in the newly established Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin, near Dublin, and the second, from 1802, is a guide to all the plants in the gardens, including the arboretum and 'Hortus tinctoria', where dye plants important for the Irish. 39 Kingdon-Ward Captain F.. The Land of the Blue Poppy. Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press, 1913, black and white frontispiece and plates, five. 9781603860918 1603860916 The Land of the Blue Poppy - Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet, Frank Kingdon-Ward 9788185569314 8185569312 The One-straw Revolution - Introduction to Natural Farming, Masanobu Fukuoka, C. Pearce 9780521666770 0521666775 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Children's book pack of 4, Gill Budgell, Kate Ruttle.
Frank Kingdon-Ward: ‘The last of the great plant hunters’ Frank Francis Kingdon-Ward 1885–1958 was an eminent plant collector and explorer in the mountains of south-western China, north. Library of the Writers to His Majesty's Signet, Edinbro. 4 parts and Index. 5 vols. 4to. Edin. 1833-7 of the the Library of J. M. Johnson, Esq., to which is prefixed an Account of his Life and Services. Svo. Lond, 1817 —— — of the Athenaeum Library, Liverpool. Svo. Liverpool, 1820 of the Lyceum Appendix to Library, Liverpool. Svo. Do. Svo.
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