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Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a mountain massif also identified as a small mountain range in Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, near Lijiang, in Yunnan province, southwestern China The range is also known as Mount Yulong after the Chinese or Mount Satseto after the Naxi name Its highest peak is named Shanzidou 5,596 m or 18,360 ft.The view of the massif from the gardens atJade Dragon Snow Mountain is a mountain massif also identified as a small mountain range in Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, near Lijiang, in Yunnan province, southwestern China The range is also known as Mount Yulong after the Chinese or Mount Satseto after the Naxi name Its highest peak is named Shanzidou 5,596 m or 18,360 ft.The view of the massif from the gardens at the Black Dragon Pool Heilong Tan in Lijiang is noted as one of China s finest views, citation needed and part of Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic Area The far side of the mountain forms one side of Tiger Leaping Gorge Hutiao Xia The Jade Water Village is at the foot of the mountain.
Frank Kingdon Ward
From Francis Kingdon Ward, born Francis Kingdon Ward 6 November 1885 in Manchester 8 April 1958 was an English botanist, explorer, plant collector and author He published most of his books as Frank Kingdon Ward and this hyphenated form of his name stuck, becoming the surname of his wives and two daughters It also became a nom de plume for his sister Winifred Mary Ward by default.Son of Harry Marshall Ward and Selina Mary Ward, n e Kingdon he went on around 25 expeditions over a period of nearly fifty years, exploring Tibet, North Western China, Myanmar and Assam now part of North Eastern India In Myanmar he met and conducted some research into forestry and plants in the country with native botanist Chit Ko Ko.Among his collections were the first viable seed of Meconopsis betonicifolia Himalayan blue poppy, first discovered by P re Delavay , Primula florindae giant cowslip, named after his first wife Florinda, n e Norman Thompson and Rhododendron wardii, a yellow flowered species.A species of lizard, Calotes kingdonwardi, is named in his honor He is also commemorated in Ward s trogon, Harpactes wardi.He survived many accidents on his expeditions including being impaled on a bamboo spike, falling off a cliff stopped by a tree growing from the cliff , lost for two days with no food, tent crushed by a tree in a storm, and he was close to the epicentre of an earthquake registering 9.6 on the Richter magnitude scale on 15 August 1950 during an expedition in Assam.In addition to his professional activities as a botanist, in the 1930s Kingdon Ward also served as a spy for the British India Office In 1935, Kingdon Ward was arrested by Tibetans after he crossed the Sela pass into the Tawang tract now Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh,India despite being refused permission to do so by the Tibetan authorities who were then administering Tawang Tibetans protested this violation of their border to the British mission then visiting Lhasa Kingdon Ward was quickly released, but this incident led the British to investigate the status of the border, and it was discovered that the entire Tawang tract had been ceded to British India by Tibet by the Simla Convention negotiated by Sir Henry McMahon with the Tibetans in 1914.In 1923 he moved to Hatton Gore, a big house on the east side of Hatton Road, Hatton, London the site of the house is now under the east end of London Heathrow Airport He built there a big rockery looking like a bend in a river ravine in the Himalayas 6 He sold the house due to a loss that he made running a plant nursery business.He was married twice, first to Florinda Norman Thompson on 11 April 1923 later, to Jean Macklin, on 12 November 1947, to whom he remained married until his death.Florinda Kingdon Ward had a brief political career which included standing as a Liberal Party candidate for Parliament at the 1950 UK General Election in Lewes.Even towards the end of his career he was still active, his greatest swansong plant was probably Lilium mackliniae, found jointly with his second wife after whom it is named At age 68 he climbed to over 1,730 2,590 metres 5,680 8,500 ft above sea level in Ukhrul district of Manipur, India It is located near the boundary of Myanmar to the east and was still discovering new species of plants on his last expedition in 1956, including Roscoea australis, the most southerly representative of its genus.Frank Kingdon Ward died on 8 April 1958 aged 72 He had suffered a stroke and went into a coma from which he never recovered He was buried in the churchyard at Grantchester.
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