Western Himalaya And Tibet: A Narrative Of A Journey Through The Mountains Of Northern India, During The Years 1847-8 (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel And Exploration In Asia)
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Western Himalaya and Tibet: A Narrative of a Journey through the Mountains of Northern India, during the Years 1847-8 (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia)
Explorer and naturalist Thomas Thomson (1817-78) led an intrepid life. He started his career as an assistant surgeon with the East India Company and soon became a curator of the Asiatic Society's museum in Bengal. He was sent to Afghanistan in 1840 during the First Anglo-Afghan War, and was captured but managed to escape as he was about to be sold as a slave. Undaunted by this misfortune, he accepted a perilous mission to define the boundary between Kashmir and Chinese Tibet in 1847. During his eighteen-month journey, Thomson explored the Kashmir territories and went as far north as the barren Karakoram Pass. He collected valuable geographical and geological information as well as a wealth of botanical specimens. He describes his findings in minute detail in this account, first published in 1852. Thomson later became a Fellow of the Linnean Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society.
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|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number Of Pages||530|
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