Frank Kingdon Ward's Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges: Retracing the Epic Journey of 1924-25 in South-east Tibet

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Antique Collectors' Club, 2001 - Gardening - 319 pages
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"This new edition contains the original Kingdon Ward text (with about fifty of his own photographs from the archive at the Royal Geographical Society) and extensive additional material including a new Foreword by Kingdon Ward's widow, Jean Rasmussen, a brief biography of Kingdon Ward, a history of the exploration and geography of the region, an account of the religious significance of the area as a a place of pilgrimage, a note on the geology 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." "There are first person accounts of recent expeditions to the area by Ken Cox and Ken Storm, Jr. and a photographic essay documents for the first time in a book the 'new' Hidden Falls located in the portion of the gorge left unexplored by Frank Kingdon Ward and Lord Cawdor in 1924."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

Foreword to the new edition
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The exploration of theTsangpo Gorges to 1924
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Tibetan visions of theTsangpo Gorge
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About the author (2001)

Ken Cox is a retired elementary school principal who has been collecting military memorabilia since he was a teenager. He lives in Toronto.

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