Burma's Icy Mountains

By: Kingdon-Ward, Frank

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A renowned English botanist, explorer, plant collector and in addition to his professional activities as a botanist, in the 1930s Kingdon-Ward also served as a spy for the British India Office. Because of his familiarity with Burma, he was employed by the US army in World War II searching for crashed aircraft. --------- This book describes his two expeditions, in the late 1930's, to the more inaccessible and previously unexplored parts of Burma, including Burma's 20,000 foot mountains, with a good description of the geography, topography, botany, people. The illustrations include local people, orchids, views, suspension bridge... ----------- First edition. 8vo [20.4 x 14 cm]; 287 pp, frontis and plates from photos, 2 foldout maps. Original cloth, silver title lettering on spine. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Lacking dust jacket. ------ REF: Yakushi K201; Neate W16.

Title: Burma's Icy Mountains

Author Name: Kingdon-Ward, Frank

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011729