A Plant-hunter in Afghanistan by Christopher Grey-Wilson
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This title is produced privately by the author as a limited signed edition and is available from the Alpine Garden Society.
Based on a plant collecting expedition from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, this new title relates to a time when Afghanistan was at peace, covering an overland expedition through Europe and Turkey to Iran and Afghanistan. The expedition explored many parts of the country, from the low deserts to the rugged Hindu Kush and the Pamir Mountains, including a long trek up the Wakhan Corridor to the Chinese frontier following the Silk Route. Illustrated with nearly 500 colour photographs, it shows a great diversity of plant life, people and astonishing scenery.