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Plant hunting on the edge of the world.

Francis Kingdon Ward

Plant hunting on the edge of the world.

by Francis Kingdon Ward

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL13894445M

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Plant hunting on the edge of the world by Francis Kingdon Ward Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ward, Francis Kingdon, Plant hunting on the edge of the world. London: V. Gollanc̦z Ltd., Kenneth has carved out his particular niche in the world of plant hunting, leading nine expeditions to Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh, India.

His lectures on horticulture take him around the world and he is managing director of the family firm, Glendoick Gardens Ltd, near Perth, a nursery specialising in rhododendrons, azaleas and ericaceous plants collected by his family.

This is plant-hunting writing at its best. -- Madeleine Wilde Kirkland Courier The story they tell in Plants from the Edge of the World is fascinating.

-- William Grant Pacific Horticulture Well written, never dry, often exciting, sometimes hilarious, the book allows the reader to experience events in an immediate way through the use of first-person narrative. Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled around the world, facing challenges at every turn: tropical illnesses, extreme terrain, and dangerous animals.

They battled piranhas, tigers, and vampire bats/5. The book includes facsimile documents with reproductions of drawings or extracts from historical books. The Plant Hunters has been written in association with Kew by the former Editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of The World of Kew.

Ward, F. Kingdon () The romance of plant hunting. Edward Arnold & Co., London. PLANT HUNTING. You are viewing all stock in the "PLANT HUNTING" category. We currently have 3 books in this category in stock.

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