Frank Kingdon Ward's Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges - retracing the epic journey of 1924-25 in South-East Tibet

By: Cox, Kenneth, (editor), [Frank Kingdon Ward]

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Book Condition: Very Good


FIRST EDITION THUS. Very well illustrated, quarto, pp 319, owner's large bookplate opposite the half-title, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Little explored and virtually inaccessible, the Tsangpo Gorge in south-east Tibet is the world's deepest gorge. Through it twists the Yarlong Tsangpo, Tibet's great river, emerging from below on the plains of India. This is the story of its exploration and the rich plant and animal life found there. Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges , first published in 1926, is the fascinating account of plant-hunter and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward's most important expedition. Kenneth Cox, Kenneth Storm, Jr. and Ian Baker spent over ten years retracing the route of the 1924-25 expedition and managed to reach further into this magical and only partly explored land. The book contains the original Kingdon Ward text and extensive additional material, including a history of the exploration, geography and religious significance of the area and more than 250 colour photographs with detailed captions on the plants of the area, most of which are described by Kingdon Ward in the original text.]

Title: Frank Kingdon Ward's Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges - retracing the epic journey of 1924-25 in South-East Tibet

Author Name: Cox, Kenneth, (editor), [Frank Kingdon Ward]

Categories: Ethnology, Planthunting, Travel,

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club: 2001

ISBN Number: 1851493719

ISBN Number 13: 9781851493715

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 014080

Keywords: Tibet.travel.flora.people.planrs.