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In the Land of the Blue Poppies

The Collected Plant-Hunting Writings of Frank Kingdon Ward

In the Land of the Blue Poppies( )
Author: Kingdon-Ward, Frank
Kingdon Ward, Frank
Editor: Christopher, Tom
Introduction by: Christopher, Tom
Preface by: Kincaid, Jamaica
Series title:Modern Library Gardening Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8129-6739-5
Publication Date:Apr 2003
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Modern Library
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.00
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Science / Life Sciences / Botany
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.56 x 8.5 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.756 Pounds
Author Biography
Kingdon-Ward, Frank (Author)
Jamaica Kincaid came to the United States in 1966 as a free-lance writer and is now on staff at the New Yorker. Her first volume of stories, At the Bottom of the River (1983), depicts men and women alienated from each other by conflict, physical separation, or death. The story "My Mother" vividly describes the painful separation between mother and daughter; and the stories in Annie John (1985) clearly reveal that the world of the past cannot be recaptured. Kincaid's poetic use of language and everyday images allows the reader to experience ordinary events with a new and heightened sensitivity. Kincaid is a relatively new writer whose works are beginning to receive critical attention.

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