In the Land of the Blue Poppies

Download or Read eBook In the Land of the Blue Poppies PDF written by Frank Kingdon Ward and published by Modern Library. This book was released on 2012-10-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In the Land of the Blue Poppies
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Publisher : Modern Library
Total Pages : 288
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ISBN-10 : 9780307828835
ISBN-13 : 0307828832
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Book Synopsis In the Land of the Blue Poppies by : Frank Kingdon Ward

Book excerpt: 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.

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