Item description for In Farthest Burma: The record of an Arduous Journey of Exploration by Frank Kingdon-Ward...
Records the 1914 expedition of Kingdon-Ward, the famed plant-collector and explorer, along the eastern branch of Burma's great Irrawaddy River. A classic travel and botany account, told in the author's inimitable style, with much vivid description of both the populace and flora of this still remote region.
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Frank Kingdon-Ward was born in Manchester, England, in 1885. He was a professional plant collector and explorer for more than forty years and the author of more than twenty-five books, including the Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges, about his journey into the world's steepest river gorges. He died in 1958.