9781426200960

Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya

ISBN 10: 142620096X / 1-4262-0096-X
ISBN 13: 9781426200960
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
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A combination memoir and travel journal details an adventure through the mountains of Nepal in search of native flowers and plants that could grow in Vermont, encountering guerrillas, Sherpas, yaks, and spectacular landscapes on the way. Reprint.

 

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Book Description: National Geographic Society, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 140 mm. Brand New Book. Anyone familiar with Jamaica Kincaid s work knows that the natural world and, in particular, plants and gardening are especially close to her heart. In this vivid account, she invites us to accompany her on a seed-gathering trek in the Himalaya. For Kincaid and three botanist friends, Nepal is a paradise, a place where a single day s hike can traverse climate zones from subtropical to alpine, encompassing flora suitable for growing in their home grounds from Wales to Vermont. In this savvy company, Kincaid feels like an amateur, but her keen observations and elegant prose more than even the score. And as she makes clear, there is far more to this foreign world than rhododendrons that grow thirty feet high. Danger too is a constant companion - and the ubiquitous leeches are the least of the worries. For along with the narrow paths that skirt vertiginous drops, these mountains are haunted by Maoist guerrillas, and when they appear - as they do more than once - their enigmatic menace lingers long after they have melted away into the landscape. And Kincaid, whose novels are passionately intimate with colonialism, is too honest a writer not to explore the irony of her status as memsahib with Sherpas and bearers - and to understand that the liberating, exotic pleasures of travel are inextricably intertwined with the everyday pleasures of home and family. A wonderful blend of introspective insight and beautifully rendered description, Among Flowers is a seriously entertaining, thoroughly engaging, and characteristically frank memoir from one of the most distinctive and striking voices writing today. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781426200960

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Book Description: National Geographic Society, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 140 mm. Brand New Book. Anyone familiar with Jamaica Kincaid s work knows that the natural world and, in particular, plants and gardening are especially close to her heart. In this vivid account, she invites us to accompany her on a seed-gathering trek in the Himalaya. For Kincaid and three botanist friends, Nepal is a paradise, a place where a single day s hike can traverse climate zones from subtropical to alpine, encompassing flora suitable for growing in their home grounds from Wales to Vermont. In this savvy company, Kincaid feels like an amateur, but her keen observations and elegant prose more than even the score. And as she makes clear, there is far more to this foreign world than rhododendrons that grow thirty feet high. Danger too is a constant companion - and the ubiquitous leeches are the least of the worries. For along with the narrow paths that skirt vertiginous drops, these mountains are haunted by Maoist guerrillas, and when they appear - as they do more than once - their enigmatic menace lingers long after they have melted away into the landscape. And Kincaid, whose novels are passionately intimate with colonialism, is too honest a writer not to explore the irony of her status as memsahib with Sherpas and bearers - and to understand that the liberating, exotic pleasures of travel are inextricably intertwined with the everyday pleasures of home and family. A wonderful blend of introspective insight and beautifully rendered description, Among Flowers is a seriously entertaining, thoroughly engaging, and characteristically frank memoir from one of the most distinctive and striking voices writing today. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781426200960

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 137mm x 15mm x 203mm. Paperback. In this delightful hybrid of a book?part memoir and part travel journal?the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in sear.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 191 pages. 0.295. Bookseller Inventory # 9781426200960

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