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The Resource The paper road : archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet, Erik Mueggler

The paper road : archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet, Erik Mueggler

Label
The paper road : archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet
Title
The paper road
Title remainder
archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet
Statement of responsibility
Erik Mueggler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This exhilarating book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Erik Mueggler introduces Scottish botanist George Forrest, who employed Naxi adventurers in his fieldwork from 1906 until his death in 1932. We also meet American Joseph Francis Charles Rock, who, in 1924, undertook a dangerous expedition to Gansu and Tibet with the sons and nephews of Forrest's workers. Mueggler describes how the Naxi workers and their Western employers rendered the earth into specimens, notes, maps, diaries, letters, books, photographs, and ritual manuscripts. Drawing on an ancient metaphor of the earth as a book, Mueggler provides a sustained meditation on what can be copied, translated, and revised and what can be folded back into the earth"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Awards note
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2013
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mueggler, Erik
Dewey number
580.92/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK355
LC item number
.M83 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forrest, George
  • Rock, Joseph F.
  • Botany
  • Botany
  • Botany
  • Yunnan Sheng (China)
  • Gansu Sheng (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Botanists
  • Botanists
  • Forrest, George
  • Rock, Joseph F.
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Botanists
  • Travel
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Scotland
  • United States
  • Botany
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Plant Geography
Label
The paper road : archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet, Erik Mueggler
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The eyes of others -- Farmers and kings -- The paper road -- The golden mountain gate -- pt. 2. Bodies real and virtual -- Lost worlds -- The mountain -- Adventurers -- The book of the Earth
Control code
759398136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520950498
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613291882
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 329188
  • 22573/cttt4qh4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759398136
Label
The paper road : archive and experience in the botanical exploration of West China and Tibet, Erik Mueggler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The eyes of others -- Farmers and kings -- The paper road -- The golden mountain gate -- pt. 2. Bodies real and virtual -- Lost worlds -- The mountain -- Adventurers -- The book of the Earth
Control code
759398136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520950498
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613291882
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 329188
  • 22573/cttt4qh4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759398136

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