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In the Land of the Blue Poppies

by Frank Kingdon Ward

Other authors: Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Preface)

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Christopher, TomEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"In the Land of the Blue Poppies" was published in 2003 and is the "collected plant hunting writings" of Frank Kingdon Ward. "The Land of the Blue Poppy" was published in 1913 and is an account of his travels in eastern Tibet. Please do not combine them.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812967399, Paperback)

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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