books.google.com - These accounts are a mix of adventure, images from a lost world, and stories of the practical problems of plant collecting....https://books.google.com/books/about/In_Pursuit_of_Plants.html?id=L_R91RSyqw8C&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareIn Pursuit of Plants
Philip Short has been a foreign correspondent for "The Times "(London), "The Economist," and the BBC in Uganda, Moscow, China, and Washington, D.C. He is the author of the definitive biography of Mao Tse-tung, and lived in China and Cambodia in the 1970s and early 1980s, where he has returned regularly ever since. He now lives in southern France with his Chinese wife.
In Pursuit of Plants: Experiences of Nineteenth & Early Twentieth Century Plant Collectors