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The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada

Overholts, Lee Oras

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ISBN 10: 000255710X / ISBN 13: 9780002557108
Published by The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1967
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xx, 466 (1) pp, foreword by Alexander H. Smith, preface, list of 133 b&w plates, introduction, Keys and Descriptions; bibliography, plates, glossary, index . Prepared for publication by Josiah L. Lowe. University of Michigan Studies Scientific Series, Volume XIX: Second Printing with a New Foreword, 1967. "This book is the result of more than thirty years of intensive study and incorporates the advances made in the taxonomy of this family of fungi, and its tested keys will be of enestimable help in the identification of the specices." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Lightly age-toned spine dj with only the slightest foxing to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000177

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Title: The Polyporaceae of the United States, ...

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: Second Printing.

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In 1930 Wilfred Thesiger attended the coronation of HIM Haile Selassie in Addis Ababa, at the Emperor's personal invitation. Afterwards he spent a month hunting alone in the hostile Danakil desert of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), a thrilling experience which led three years later to his successful exploration of the Awash River. Today he still regards this expedition as the most dangerous he ever undertook.
Aged only 23, Thesiger became the first European to travel through the fabled Sultanate of Aussa, a forbidding land where two Italian expeditions and an Egyptian army had previously been wiped out by Danakil tribesmen. Thesiger's remarkable journey solved one of Africa's last remaining geographical mysteries, and established the reputation of a man now considered by many to be the century's greatest living explorer.
A vivid, compelling narrative, The Danakil Diary records how the young Thesiger surmounted overwhelming obstacles and survived the constant threat of death and mutilation by the Danakil, warriors whose tribal status depended on the number of men they had killed and castrated. He portrays the often beautiful, savage landscapes; their varied wildlife; and the strange, sometimes cruel customs of the Danakil, never before observed in such intimate detail.
Interspersed with letters to his mother, Thesiger's diary is illustrated with original sketch-maps and drawings, and many of his previously unpublished photographs.

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The Danakil journeys were Thesiger's first major expeditions. He served during the war with the SAS and was awarded the DSO. He has travelled in Southern Arabia, Kurdistan, Iraq, the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams, Morocco, Abyssinia, Kenya and Tanganyika. His journeys have won him many medals, and in 1968 he was made CBE. He was honoured with a KBE in 1995.

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