ZANE GREY OUTDOORSMAN: ZANE GREY'S BEST HUNTING AND FISHING TALES  PUBLISHED IN COMMEMORATION OF HIS CENTENNIAL YEAR.

ZANE GREY OUTDOORSMAN: ZANE GREY'S BEST HUNTING AND FISHING TALES PUBLISHED IN COMMEMORATION OF HIS CENTENNIAL YEAR.

AFTER BIG GAME IN THE UPPER YUKON. By Nevill A.D. Armstrong O.B.E.,  F.R.G.S.

AFTER BIG GAME IN THE UPPER YUKON. By Nevill A.D. Armstrong O.B.E., F.R.G.S.

FAR RIDGES: A RECORD OF TRAVEL IN NORTH-EASTERN BURMA 1938-39. By J.K. Stanford.

1944 1st edition. 8vo (139 x 220mm). Pp208. B/w ex-officials before the present war [1939-45] to revisit, as free men, the Burma in which they had toiled for years, and to be sure, not many wished to do so. ...'One day,' I used to vow to myself, 'I will go back as a free man to that secret bog at Ulauk. I will search for the forest on the Sittang where Oates found a hundred miles of pelicans nesting. I will revisit that tiny volcanic marsh where the stilts nest in Shwebo. I will watch the bison and sambhur on the Pidaung plain, or try my luck with the mahseer at N'sop or on the Nanthawa. I will visit the Hleaw when the geese have just come down, or the Dawnas, or the Kaukke reserve, or the Mergui isles and a dozen other enchanted corners of the province. I will go and see and not have to hurry away again". Stanford's opportunity came unexpectedly when he was recruited onto the American Museum of Natual History's Vernay-Cutting expedition, exploring the Myitkyina district and collecting specimens, where Stanford had spent four years as a colonial administrator, "during which I had contended, in an amateur fashion, with its queer problems, which ranged from jade-mining to human sacrifice, from slavery to 'dead-fish-taxes' or elephant control, from game-sanctuaries to opium-running on a most lordly scale, from 'unadministered areas' (perhaps forgotten, perhaps too expensive to run) to sugar-cane and earthquakes".
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Author Stanford (John Keith). (1892-1971).
Book Code 3591
ISBN B001AW1KKG.
Book Description Spine slightly rubbed with very small split. Good-plus. Lacks dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1944
Publisher C. and J. Temple.
Place London.